MUSIC & LYRICS:
MICHAEL BITTERMAN




The songs are in MP3 format, and are best played with Microsoft Windows Media Player or another MP3 player.


FIVE AFTER EIGHT: Music & Lyrics: Michael Bitterman

SPIRIT SONG: Sally Funk, Jim Handakas, Dina Olstad, Arthur Alan Sorenson, Barbara Walker Is the show really over? Doesn't a good show stay with you forever? The spirits of the actors sing to a newcomer explaining what happens when a show closes. (listen)

25 YEARS: Barbara Walker Although used in FIVE AFTER EIGHT, this was written for the first scene is Elmer Rice's play, THE ADDING MACHINE. The character, Mrs. Zero, rants and raves in this monologue about how she's slaved for her husband of 25 years. (listen)

IF THERE'S ANYTHING LEFT OF US: Alan Sorenson & Barbara Walker (listen)

IT'S NOT WORKING OUT: Dina Olstad (listen)

NOTHING CAN STAND IN MY WAY: The Cast. (listen)

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: Sally Funk (listen)

NY FINALE: (same cast as SPIRIT SONG) The New York Finale asks the question-'How can you write a song about Manhattan when they've all been written before', while parodying the songs of Rodgers & Hart; Leonard Bernstein, Comden & Green, Stephen Sondheim, Harry Warren & Burton Lane. (listen)


1979 Michael Bitterman

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