Johnny Mercer – A Huge Part of the Golden Era of Hollywood

I had this idea to create a dinner theatre show of the romantic songs of the Golden Era of Hollywood that included Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and Harry Warren. Mercer stood out for me as quite the character with his southern charm and focusing on collaborating as a lyricist with all the great composers. He was the go-to-person for writing lyrics for Hollywood, during the glamour era we know as the Golden Era; 90 movie themes to his credit. He had such sensitivity, combined with mastery of capturing the culture, they were destined for fame. Using his own emotional depths, he pulled out romance at every corner. These are songs we hear just about everyday! Thank you Johnny for your amazing contribution. I’m proud to sing these songs with a modern twist to entertain audiences, and share the intrigue of the Era.

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