I Love A Piano

I Love A Piano

I LOVE A PIANO

Conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley

Run Time: 2 hr, 15 min
Cast:
3 Women, 3 Men
Orchestration:
8 piece Dixieland Band – Piano, Bass/Tuba, Drums, Guitar/Banjo, Reed, Trumpet, Trombone
Set Requirements: Unit Set


Synopsis

I LOVE A PIANO is a new musical that looks at America through the perceptive and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin. With over 60 great songs, this all singing, all dancing review follows the journey of a piano from Tin Pan Alley to the present as it winds its way through the lives of Americans.



Song List

Act I
I Love A Piano (Overture)
Let Me Sing And I’m Happy
Play A Simple Melody
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Snooky Ookums
When The Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil
Everybody Step
Everybody’s Doin’ It
Mandy (Dance Break)
They Call It Dancing
(Silent Movie Music, Piano)
Blue Skies
All By Myself
Isn’t It A Lovely Day
Russian Lullaby
Two Cheers, Instead of Three
I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
I’m Steppin’ Out With My Baby
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Cheek To Cheek
Let’s Face The Muisc
Let’s Have Another Cup Of Coffee (Dance)
Let Yourself Go
Change Partners
The Best Things Happen While You Dance
Say It Isn’t So
How Deep Is The Ocean?
Always
Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning
This Is The Army
I’m Getting Tired So I Can Sleep
I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen
Any Bonds Today
What’ll I Do?
Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep
White Christmas
God Bless America

Act II
I Love A Piano (Entr’ Act)
What Are We Going To Do With All The Jeeps?
What Do You Do With A General?
Gee, I Wish I Was Back In The Army
Suppertime
We’re A Couple of Swells
Easter Parade
Let’s Go Slummin’
Lazy
The Girl That I Marry
There’s No Business Like Show Buisness
They Say It’s Wonderful
Anything You Can Do
I Got Lost In His Arms
The Best Thing For You
You’re Just In Love
Old Fashioned Wedding
I Love A Piano (Finale & Bows)

 

 

 

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  • When asked where Irving Berlin ranked in American music, fellow giant Jerome Kern famously said, ‘Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music.’ The enduring truth of Kern’s assessment underpins the showbiz panache of ‘I Love a Piano,’ …as invigorating a song-catalog revue as any since AIN’T MISBEHAVIN.

    – Los Angeles Times

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