Musical premieres in Tacoma Jan. 5

By weeklyvolcano on January 1, 2007

It's always news when a new play comes to town. Here's a very new play, in fact, the South Sound performance is a world-premiere production. "What Is this Thing Called Love?" is a new musical revue arranged by Emmy-nominated and South Sound theater giant (as well as all around nice guy) David Duvall that opens Jan. 5 at Tacoma Little Theatre. The show features the music of Cole Porter, after Duvall obtained the rights to use the works directly from the Cole Porter Music and Literary Property Trusts.

"No composer has ever written more eloquently or effusively on the subject of love than Porter," Duvall says. "He knew all too well the many dimensions of this basic of human emotions, and captured different aspects of it in ever love song that he composed. This show that I have compiled examines Cole's examination of the different facets of human love, which he never saw as a simple subject." â€" Steve Dunkelberger