Music Theatre Festival in Cardiff Stages Jubilee Show

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To mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, the International Festival of Musical Theatre in Cardiff is staging a concert performance of Cole Porter's Jubilee on Oct. 29.

With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Moss Hart, Jubilee was originally staged in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee of King George V, the Queen's grandfather.

In the show a fictional British royal family, bored and fearing a revolution, abandon the throne in favor of a high-society life of cocktails and celebrities. Rounded off with an appropriately happy ending, Jubilee includes two of Porter's best-known songs, "Begin the Beguine" and "Just One of Those Things."

—By Theatrenow