Deconstructing Kurt Weill: The American Songs

Hosted by Heather Meeker
Music Arrangements and Direction by Ty Alan Emerson

May 02, 2014 - May 03, 2014

7:00pm, James Levin Theatre


No composer wrote edgier, more haunting music for the theater than Kurt Weill, beginning with his trailblazing work in Berlin, "The Threepenny Opera". But when Weill fled Nazi Germany and settled in New York City in the early 1930s, his American musicals such as "Johnny Johnson", "Street Scene" and "Lost in the Stars" proved nearly as provocative, tackling the most serious of social and political issues. Hear Weill's bracing songs - whose lyricists include Langston Hughes, Maxwell Anderson and Alan Jay Lerner - reinterpreted for a contemporary audience by some of Cleveland's leading singers and instrumentalists.

Featuring vocalists Fabio Polanco and Christine Fader, guitarist Jake Fader and an instrumental trio from NO EXIT New Music Ensemble.

Co-produced with The Musical Theater Project

We are offering premium stageside seating at cabaret tables for both performances. Premium seating is limited, and assigned by CPT staff. If a premium ticket purchaser has a group of 5 or more, or would like any special seating accommodations such as being seated with another premium ticket buyer, they should contact the Director of Patron Services at 216.631.2727 x203.