Marie Christine

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Previews Began: October 28, 1999

Opening Night: December 2, 1999

Closing Night: January 9, 2000

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Music: Michael John LaChiusa

Lyrics: Michael John LaChiusa

Book: Michael John LaChiusa

Michael John LaChiusa’s musical retelling of Medea places the story in New Orleans, where a young Creole woman with voodoo ties throws away her future for a white sea captain and follows him to Chicago.

Musical Numbers

Act One

Before the Morning………………………………..Women
Mamzell’ Marie……………………………………Company
Ton Grandpere est le 
Soleil…………………………..Marie Christine’s Mother
Beautiful……………………..Marie Christine L’Adrese
Way Back to Paradise….Marie Christine L’Adrese,
                                       Lisette
Storm…………………………………………….Dante Keyes
To Find a Lover…………..Marie Christine L’Adrese,
                                       Company
Nothing Beats Chicago/Ocean Is 
Different/Danced With A Girl……….Dante Keyes
Tou Mi Mi……………………………………………..Lisette
Miracles & Mysteries….Marie Christine’s Mother,
                                       Prisoners
I Don’t Hear the Ocean………………….Dante Keyes,
                                        Marie Christine L’Adrese
Bird Inside the House……………………Maids, Valets
All Eyes Look Upon You………………..Jean L’Adrese
A Month Ago……………………………………………Maids
Danced With a Girl (Reprise)…………Dante Keyes
We’re Gonna Go to Chicago…………..Dante Keyes,
                                        Marie Christine L’Adrese
Dansez Calinda……………………………………….Lisette
I Will Give…..Marie Christine L’Adrese, Prisoners
Finale of Act I………………Paris L’Adrese, Company

Act Two

Opening/I Will Love You……………..Dante Keyes, 
                                       Marie Christine L’Adrese,
                                       Prisoners
Cincinnati……………………….Magdalena, Daughters
You’re Looking at the Man……….Leary, McMahon,
                                                     Dante Keyes,
                                                     Company
The Scorpion…………………………………Dante Keyes,
                                        Marie Christine L’Adrese
Lover Bring Me Summer……………….Olivia Parker,
                                                           Grace Parker
Tell Me……………………….Marie Christine L’Adrese
Paradise Is Burning Down…………………Magdalena
Prison in a Prison………..Marie Christine L’Adrese,
                                       Helena, Dante Keyes,
                                       Prisoners
Better & Best…………………………..Leary, McMahon
Good Looking Woman…..Gates, Leary, McMahon
No Turning Back…………………………Paris L’Adrese,
                                       Marie Christine’s Mother,
                                       Jean L’Adrese, Lisette
Beautiful (Reprise)………Marie Christine L’Adrese
A Lovely Wedding……………………………..Magdalena
I Will Love You
(Reprise)……………………..Marie Christine L’Adrese
Your Name…………………………………….Dante Keyes
Finale of Act II……………………………………….Women

Untitled Opening Number…………………..Company
Two Nobodies in New York………………Jeff, Hunter
An Original Musical………………….Jeff, Blank Paper
Monkeys and Playbills………………………….Company
The Tony Award Song……………………..Jeff, Hunter
Part of It All…………………………………….Jeff, Hunter
I Am Playing Me……………………………Heidi, Others
What Kind of Girl Is She?……………….Heidi, Susan
Die, Vampire, Die!………………………..Susan, Others
Filling Out the Form……………………………Company
Montage Part 1: September Song………….Company
Montage Part 2: Secondary Characters……..Heidi,
                                                                       Susan
Montage Part 3: Development Medley….Company
Change It, Don’t Change It…………………..Company
Awkward Photo Shoot………………………….Company
A Way Back to Then………………………………….Heidi
Nine People’s Favorite Thing………………..Company
Finale………………………………………………….Company