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Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood

Musical Revue / Cabaret, Comedy  /  3w, 3m

Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Barry Kleinbort
Conceived by Randy Skinner

Arrangements and Orchestrations by Fred Lassen

This charming musical revue, featuring some of Irving Berlin's starriest hits, celebrates the prolific composer's glorious dance numbers written specifically for the silver screen.

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Biography
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood

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Summary

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the most famous songs that Irving Berlin composed for the silver screen. Berlin understood the power of dance, and his melodies, rhythms and lyrics reflected his love of the art form. In this crowd-pleasing revue, six performers showcase Berlin's magnificent songs, telling the stories behind the man who made the music that made the movies dance.

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History
Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood premiered off-Broadway at The York Theatre on November 23, 2021. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the production featured Phillip Attmore, Jeremy Benton, Victoria Byrd, Kaitlyn Davidson, Joseph Medeiros and Melanie Moore.
FEMALE 1 – Range: A3-G5
FEMALE 2 – Range: G3-F5
FEMALE 3 – Range: Eb3-F5
MALE 1 – Range: B2-G4
MALE 2 – Range: B2-F#4
MALE 3 – Range: A2-Ab4

PIANIST – Non-Singing member of the band
  • Setting Various locations.
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

“Songful and sophisticated... a fine tribute to America's most influential songwriter.” – TheaterMania

★★★★ “A delectable and indisputably significant series of Berlin songs for movies.” – New York Stage Review

“Well, what do you want from an Irving Berlin revue? Some familiar great old songs, to be sure. Maybe some less-familiar, less-great old songs. Some historical context in which to safely house those songs and explain when and why they were written... All of these things are in abundant supply in Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood.” – Talkin' Broadway

“Songful and sophisticated... a fascinating glimpse into his notebook of unfulfilled ideas offers us a taste of his distinctively American sense of humor... a fine tribute to America's most influential songwriter.” – TheaterMania

“Bookwriter Barry Kleinbort provides a useful running commentary, including several acted-out scenes where, inaccurately but refreshingly, the women play the studio brass... How welcome are 80 well-done minutes of Irving Berlin? How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?” – Talkin' Broadway

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  • Cheek to Cheek Trailer – The York Theatre youtube thumbnail

    Cheek to Cheek Trailer – The York Theatre

  • Cheek to Cheek (In Rehearsal) – The York Theatre youtube thumbnail

    Cheek to Cheek (In Rehearsal) – The York Theatre

Music

1. "Blue Skies" – Instrumental
2. “Let Yourself Go” – Female 1, Female 2 & All Males
2a. Underscore - Instrumental
3. “Reaching for the Moon” – Female 3
3a. Underscore - Instrumental
4. "I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket" – Male 3
4a. "Isn't This A Lovely Day" – Female 1 & Male 3
5. “Cheek to Cheek” – Female 2, Male 2
5a. Carioca & Continental – Instrumental;
6. “The Piccolino” – Male 3 & Female 1
7. “Now It Can Be Told” – Female 3
8. "My Walking Stick" – Male 1 & Male 2
8a. Walking Stick Tag – Instrumental
9. “Change Partners” – Male 2
10. “The Yam” – Company
10a. The Yam (Playoff) – Instrumental
11. When Winter Comes – Instrumental
12. “I Poured My Heart into a Song” – Male 2, Male 3, Female 1 & Female 2
13. “Back to Back” – Male 1, Female 3 & Company
14. “I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For/Be Careful, It's My Heart” – Male 2 & Female 2
15. “You Keep Coming Back Like a Song” – Female 1 & Male 3
16. “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” – Male 1 & Female 3
17. “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” – Male 1, 2, 3 and Female 2, 3
18. “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me” – Female 2
18a. A Couple of Swells – Instrumental
19. “Drum Crazy” – All Males
20. “Better Luck Next Time” – Female 3 & Pianist
20a. Say It with Music (Underscore) – Piano Solo
21. “I Used to Play by Ear” – Company
22. "Let's Face The Music And Dance" – Company
23. Curtain Call – Instrumental
  • Musical Style Classic Broadway, Jazz
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size No Chorus

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1   Drum Set – Drum Set, Mark Tree, Triangle & Wood Block
1   Acoustic Bass
7   Libretto
7   Keyboard-Conductor (rehearsal & performance)

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Authors

Irving Berlin

With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasts over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin (1888-1989) epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous maxim that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Berlin wrote scores to 13 Broadway musicals, ...

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Barry Kleinbort

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Randy Skinner

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