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MARIA FRIEDMAN RE-ARRANGED


This newly conceived show gives audiences the opportunity to experience Maria and her 11-piece band in the intimate and relaxed atmosphere of the Chocolate Factory, following the enormous success of her Olivier award winning show By Special Arrangement - About Maria Friedman at The Donmar Warehouse in 1994.

Some of the most renowned orchestrators and arrangers in the UK and America, have rearranged versions of Maria's firm favourites and contemporary tunes helping to create an unforgettable evening of musical magic.

Menier Chocolate Factory, London
Previewed 19 March 2008
Opened 27 March 2008
Closes 4 May 2008

Tuesday to Saturday at 8.00pm
Sunday at 3.30pm (ex 23 March)

Running time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including interval

Tickets: 020 7907 7060 or online


Musicians
Michael HaslamMusical Director/ Piano/ Accordion
Chris WalkerMusical Director/ Piano/ Keyboard
Kay BywaterReeds
Stephen PierceReeds
Oliver LewisViolin
Fiona GriffithsViola
Hannah AshendenCello
Paul MoylanBass
Mark WraithGuitar/ Electric Guitar
Hugh DaviesTrumpet
Dan GressonPercussion

Songs
Have to Sing My Closer Instead Music and lyrics by Ray Jessel
Marry Me a Little Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by Jonathan Tunick
A Child Is Born* Music by Thad Jones, lyrics by Alec Wilder
Arranged by Bill Evans and Chris Walker
I Wonít Mind Music by Jeff Blumenkrantz, lyrics by Anne Kessler and Libbie Saines
The Story of Lucy and Jessie Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by Jason Carr
If You Go Away Music by Jacques Brel, English lyrics by Rod McKuen
Arranged by Jeremy Sams
The Man with a Child in His Eyes Music and lyrics by Kate Bush
Arranged by Caroline Humphris
Le Trombone Music by Michel Legrand, English lyrics by Jason Carr
Arranged by Jason Carr
Tomís Diner Music and lyrics by Suzanne Vega
You Are My Sunshine Music and lyrics by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Arranged by David Cullen
Sunday in the Park with Dot Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
Arranged by Jason Carr
I  N  T  E  R  V  A  L
The Worst Pies in London Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by Michael Haslam
Sweeney (What a Meanie) Music by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by Jason Carr
Dayton, Ohio 1903 Music and lyrics by Randy Newman
Arranged by Neil McArthur
Short People Music and lyrics by Randy Newman
Arranged by Neil McArthur
Now and Then Music by Michel Legrand, English lyrics by Jeremy Sams
Arranged by Jeremy Sams
Look Over There Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Arranged by Jason Carr
I Got Lost in His Arms Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Arranged by William Lovelady
I Want to Sleep with You Now Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams
Arranged by Chris Walker
If You Hadnít, But You Did Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Arranged by John Owen Edwards
In Buddyís Eyes Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by Paul Moylan
Play the Song Again Music by Jacques Brel, English lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Arranged by Jason Carr
Didoís Lament Music by Henry Purcell, lyrics by Nahum Tate
Arranged by Chris Walker
Somewhere Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by Chris Walker
Broadway Baby Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by John Owen Edwards
Goodbye for Now Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arranged by Michael Haslam
Please Note: The above is the list of songs as performed at the first two performances on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 March 2008, but is subject to change as the season progresses. * On the Official Opening Night performance on Thursday 27 March 2008 the song list was as above, with the exception of the third song (A Child Is Born) which was cut.
In addition to the above, the following songs may also be included in the programme:
A Garden Music and lyrics by Jason Carr
Arranged by Jason Carr
Dividing Day Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel
Arranged by Bruce Coughlin

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