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Plotted revue by Jonathan Eaton incorporating songs by Weill with lyrics by various authors.

Work Details


Full Evening

First Performance

26 September 1996, Cincinnati, Playhouse in the Park, Jonathan Eaton, dir., David Seaman, cond.

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An original drama that uses Weill’s songs as vehicles for much of the plot and action. Six characters–four men and two women–are waiting for a ship that will take them to the utopia of Youkali. As they interact, their individual histories emerge, and attractions and repulsions are formed within the group. After a series of confrontations, they are able to make peace with each other and with themselves. Finally they realize that a journey to Youkali will not solve their problems, and they are better off remaining where they are.

  • Youkali
  • My Ship
  • The Song of the Brown Islands
  • How Can You Tell an American?
  • I'm Your Man
  • Bill's Beer Hall in Bilbao
  • Barbara Song
  • It's a Miracle of Nature
  • Apple Jack
  • Sailor's Tango
  • Song of the Rhineland
  • Havu l'venim
  • Mon Ami, My Friend
  • This Time Next Year
  • Alabama Song
  • I'm Waiting to Sail
  • Song of the Bigshot
  • Surabaya Johnny
  • Economics
  • Youkali
  • Lonely House
  • Nanna's Song
  • Trouble Man
  • Song of Mandalay
  • Mack the Knife
  • It's a Miracle of Nature
  • High Wind in Jamaica
  • Girl of the Moment
  • How Much I Love You
  • Speak Low
  • Lost in the Stars
  • Here Comes the Train to Heaven
  • Baa m'nucha
  • Stay Well
  • This Time Next Year
  • September Song
  • Here I'll Stay
  • Youkali

  • Cast

    • Singing Roles

      • Soprano
      • Mezzo-Soprano
      • 2 Tenors
      • Baritone
      • Bass
  • Instrumentation

    • Small instrumental ensemble

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