Threepenny Opera

Studio 54

Previews Began: March 24, 2006

Opening Night: April 20, 2006

Closing Night: June 25, 2006

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Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht

Book: Bertolt Brecht

Mack the Knife secretly marries, but is betrayed by his in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed, he is again betrayed – this time by a prostitute – and is sentenced to death, only to be saved at the last moment.

Musical Numbers

Song of the Extraordinary Crimes of Mac the
Knife………………………………………..Jenny, Company
Peachum’s Morning Hymn…………….Mr. Peachum
The “Rather Than” Song……………….Mr. Peachum,
                                                         Mrs. Peachum
Wedding Song………..Robert, Walter, Jacob, Gang
Wedding Song (Reprise I)…………..Robert, Walter,
                                                       Jacob, Gang
Pirate Jenny………………………………..Polly Peachum
Army Song……………………Macheath, Tiger Brown,
                                         Polly Peachum, Gang
Wedding Song (Reprise II)…………………………Gang
Love Song………………….Macheath, Polly Peachum
The “No” Song…………………………….Polly Peachum
Certain Things Make Our Life 
Impossible……………Mr. Peachum, Mrs. Peachum,
                                Polly Peachum
Goodbye……………………………………………Macheath
Polly’s Song…………………………………Polly Peachum

The Ballad of the Overwhelming Power of
Sex……………………………………………..Mrs. Peachum
The Ballad of the Pimp……Macheath, Jenny Diver
The Ballad of the Happy Life………………Macheath
Jealousy Duet………….Lucy Brown, Polly Peachum
How Do Humans Live………………………..Macheath,
                                                        Mrs. Peachum,
                                                                 Company
The Ballad of the Overwhelming Power of
Sex (Reprise)……………………………….Mrs. Peachum
The Song of Inadequacy of Human
Striving………………………………………..Mr. Peachum
The Song of Inadequacy of Human
Striving (Reprise)………………………….Mr. Peachum
Solomon Song………………………………….Jenny Diver
Lucy’s Aria………………………………………Lucy Brown
Call From the Grave…………………………..Macheath
The Ballad in which Macheath asks Everyone’s
Forgiveness………………………………………..Macheath
Finale…………………………………………………Company

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