High Society

Cole Porter

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A musical by Cole Porter. Book by Richard Eyre. Based on the play 'The Philadelphia Story' by Phillip Barry

Published by Warner/Chappell. Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd


High Society is a musical adaptation of “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry. The story is set in 1948 when Tracy Samantha Lord is about to marry her second husband, George Ketteridge. Her mother, Mrs Margaret Lord, and her younger sister, Dinah, are at the family mansion in Philadelphia supervising last minute preparations.  Her father, Seth Lord, is absent, ostensibly on business.  Sydney Kidd, editor of “Spy” Magazine is determined to get the inside story on the wedding and blackmails Dexter Haven (Tracy’s first husband who is still coming to terms with the failure of their marriage) to arrange for two journalists, Liz Imbrie and Mike Connor, to pose as guests and obtain an exclusive story.  Tracy shows a great interest in Mike’s ambition to become a successful author, causing jealousy from both Liz and George; her erratic behaviour on the eve of the wedding leads to its demise just as the guests arrive for the ceremony.  The show’s finale is a spectacular double wedding; Tracy and Dexter and Liz and George! 


reed 1 - alto sax/clarinet (lead)/2nd flute
reed 2 - alto sax/flute (lead)/piccolo
reed 3 - tenor sax/clarinet/alto flute
reed 4 - baritone sax/clarinet/bass clarinet
French Horn
1 trumpet I/flugelhorn 
1 trumpet II
1 trumpet III/flugelhorn
1 tenor trombone I
1  tenor trombone II
bass trombone
2 violin 1
1 violin II
2 cello


A full set of band parts is available at a hire fee of £75.00 per set, per month.

Vocal scores are available at a hire fee of £3.50 per copy, per month, as are Libretti at £2.50 per copy, per month.

To view a perusal copy of the vocal score, click here.


Application pack includes application form, song and character lists, terms and conditions and full costing details. Download your application pack below:




Cast Size: Large (16+)

Genre(s): Musical Theatre, Comedy, Romantic