The Hoagy Carmichael Musical
By Alan Bailey and Mark Cabaniss
The Stardust Supper Club is the funny and deeply felt story of two of Great American Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael’s closest friends, now a longtime married couple who run a small nightclub (located in an Indiana town), as they find themselves examining their own lives in contrast to Hoagy’s huge success.
On the night of the 1952 Academy Awards radio broadcast, Hoagy’s friends put on their biggest show in years – only to watch it fall apart in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking as the tensions and jealousies of a lifetime play out onstage.
In the vein of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Forever Plaid, The Stardust Supper Club features some of the biggest hits of this quintessentially American composer, including “Georgia on My Mind,” “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening”, “Skylark,” “Two Sleepy People,” and the immortal “Stardust.”
“A warm, tender, and winning musical!”-The Asheville Citizen-Times
Co-written with Alan Bailey (Smoke on the Mountain), The Stardust Supper Club received a staged reading and workshop production at Off-Broadway’s York Theatre Company, followed by a regional premiere at The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre. Watch this website for future production details.
The Stardust Supper Club, is a little wayside entertainment spot in Hoagy Carmichael’s home state of Indiana. The Club is the best place for an evening of singing, dining, and dancing for miles around.