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Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs Cole Porter

Saturday 03 April 2021


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Sat 03 April, 18:00-19:15


Baycourt X Space

Presented by: Tauranga Jazz Society

A one-act theatrical and musical show featuring some of Cole Porter’s best loved songs including Night & Day, In The Still of The Night, Love For Sale, and Let’s Do It.

In this tour-de-force one-woman show, Linda Lee Thomas (Mrs Cole Porter) candidly recounts, through song and story, her life’s journey with Cole Porter.

With innovative arrangements, the timeless music and lyrics of Cole Porter weave through the compelling narrative of Love, Linda, examining the darker sides of their life, while also celebrating the deep love that blossomed through their unconventional relationship.

Love, Linda was written by New York-based jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in collaboration with Gary William Friedman.

Singer and producer Georgia Jamieson Emms, best known for her work on the classical stage, will step into the role of Linda, accompanied by Wellington-based jazz musicians Ayrton Foote (piano), Thomas Moore (double bass) and Sebastian Macaulay (drums).


EARLY BIRD $42.00 (offer ends February 12)

  • Jazz Society Member  $40.00
  • Adult  $47.00
  • Student (with ID)  $42.00
  • Senior (65+)  $42.00


  • Box Office: 1 hour before show start time
  • Doors Open: 30 minutes before show start time
  • Show Starts: 6pm
  • Interval: No
  • Finish Time: 7:15pm  

Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

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