I’m talking about Stephanie Rothenberg, the NYU-trained actress who grew up in Tennessee and started in showbiz at the age of 8, and is the lead in the Guthrie Theater’s musical theater production “Roman Holiday,” playing now until August 19th on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. She’s also Jewish. Rock on.
The show, a larger-than-life new musical based on the iconic film, featuring the unforgettable tunes of songwriting legend Cole Porter, is a fairytale romance following a young Princess Anne (played by Rothenberg) on a widely publicized European tour where she escapes her official escorts to explore the streets, and, of course, falls in love.
Minnesota Monthly called the show: an “entertaining, light-hearted, makes-you-feel-good evening out in one of the most beautiful places in the Twin Cities”. The Pioneer Press said the music was “lovely” and the play “charming”. The Star Tribune described the show as “built with elegance and sophistication”. And most importantly, TC Jewfolk’s reviewer found the show to be a “lovely confection of a romantic jukebox musical” where the “music is beautiful, the songs are gorgeous, the dancing – spectacular.”
Get a taste of the show here:
Want to see the show for yourself? For free? We thought so.TC Jewfolk is giving away a pair of FREE tickets to see “Roman Holiday” at the Guthrie Theater for a performance of your choice July 1 – 13 (excluding Friday or Saturday nights).
All you have to do is answer this question in the comments to the post before Wednesday, June 27th at midnight:
What’s your favorite Cole Porter song?
There’s no correct answer. We’ll draw the winner randomly via Random Line Picker.
Good luck! And see you at the show!
Allez-Vous-En Go Away
Cole Porter? My favourite would have to be “Let’s Do It”, in all of its various iterations. I especially liked the Joan Jett/Paul Westerburg version from about 20 years ago.
“I Get a Kick Out of You” was the first dance at my wedding! It encapsulates the sense of fun that my husband and I have together.
“Brush up your Shakespeare” because it’s fun with Shakespeare.
My favorite Cole Porter song is Anything Goes, or anything else from that musical!
Night and Day
I’ve got you under my skin…is my favorite Cole Porter song.
I’ve got your under my skin!
“Begin the Beguine”
What a beautiful love song!
My favorite would be It’s De-Lovely.
Too Darn Hot would top my list.
All Through The Night from Anything Goes is fantastic.
My favorite Porter song is All Of You from Silk Stockings.
My favorite Cole Porter song is “Night and Day”
I Love Paris is quite memorable.
My Heart Belongs To Daddy is my choice.
Be A Clown is my pick.
“I Get a Kick Out of You” or “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”
Anything Goes gets stuck on my head on a regular basis.
“What Is This Thing Called Love?”
Blow Gabriel blow!
And the winner is…. Carrie F! Congratulations! The rest of you should buy tickets to the show!