It may be pushing 100 degrees across the US, but Manalapan, FL, audiences can keep cool with Cole -- Hot `n' Cole, that is, a summer musical devised by David Armstrong, Bruce W. Coyle and When Pigs Fly's Mark Waldrop.
Running June 26-Sept. 6, the Florida Stage revue will feature such Cole Porter tunes as "Anything Goes," "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" and "At Long Last Love."
Associate artistic director J. Barry Lewis directs Laurie Gamache (a Broadway Chorus Line Cassie and understudy in The Red Shoes), Kim Cozort, Mark Santoro, Jessica Sheridan, and Barry Tarallo. Jim Hoskins choreographs. Designing the show are Michael Amico (set), Suzanne M. Jones (lighting) and Karen Anselm (costumes).
For tickets ($27-$33) and information on Hot `n' Cole: The New Cole Porter Celebration at Manalapan's Carbonell Award-winning Florida Stage (formerly the Pope Theatre Company), call (800) 514-3837.
-- By David Lefkowitz