FIVE AFTER EIGHT | Original Cast Recording

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Original Cast Recording

by FIVE AFTER EIGHT

FIVE AFTER EIGHT-Original Cast Recording. MUSIC & LYRICS: MICHAEL BITTERMAN This musical played Off Broadway in 1979. It is an eclectic cabaret musical theatre style with a wonderful cast of 5 performers and a great band of 4 musicians.
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1. Closing Song
Sally Funk; Alan Sorenson; Barbara Waler; James Handakas; Dena O
1:31 $0.99
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2. Spirit Song
Sally Funk; Alan Sorenson; Barbara Waler; James Handakas; Dena O
4:06 $0.99
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3. What I'm Looking For
SALLY FUNK & BARBARA WALKER
3:16 $0.99
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4. A Quartet With a Smile
Sally Funk; Alan Sorenson; Barbara Waler; James Handakas; Dena O
5:11 $0.99
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5. I Know You're Here Jeannine
DENA OLSTAD
3:29 $0.99
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6. You Beter Watch Out For Me
SALLY FUNK; DENA OLSTAD; BARBARA WALKER
1:30 $0.99
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7. It's Not Working Out
DENA OLSTAD
3:11 $0.99
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8. If We Spent Our Lives in a Fishbowl
ALAN SORENSON & BARBARA WALKER
1:33 $0.99
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9. Nothing Can Stand in My Way
SALLY FUNK
2:01 $0.99
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10. We're Not Who We Think We Are
Sally Funk; Alan Sorenson; Barbara Waler; James Handakas; Dena O
2:01 $0.99
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11. Unanswered Questions
Sally Funk; Alan Sorenson; Barbara Waler; James Handakas; Dena O
3:58 $0.99
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12. If There's Anything Left of Us
ALAN SORENSON & SALLY FUNK
1:28 $0.99
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13. That's What Love Does to Me
DENA OLSTAD
3:02 $0.99
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14. 25 Years
BARBARA WALKER
1:50 $0.99
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15. Still Here With Me
ALAN SORENSON
2:30 $0.99
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16. Besancon
SALLY FUNK
2:39 $0.99
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17. The Perfect Imbalance
JIM HANDAKAS w/Alan Sorenson & Barbara Walker
3:02 $0.99
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18. What Is Funny?
Alan Sorenson
3:14 $0.99
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19. New York Finale
Sally Funk; Alan Sorenson; Barbara Waler; James Handakas; Dena O
4:28 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

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Album Notes
MUSIC & LYRICS: MICHAEL BITTERMAN
What can you say about a show that opens with the closing song, ends with a song called "HOW CAN YOU WRITE A SONG ABOUT MANHATTAN WHEN THEY'VE ALL BEEN WRITTEN BEFORE?" which parodies New York songs ranging from Rodgers & Hart, Bernstein to Sondheim, has a song sung by the spirits of the actors supposedly when the audience leaves, as well as a song by Rauol & Loretta Sturgeon, the Underwater Brother & Sister Dance Team, who sing "IF WE SPENT OUR LIVES IN A FISHBOWL", plus a song sung by a ranting, raving woman who's fed up with 25 years of marriage to the same lunkhead and a song that clearly shows we are nothing but a product of our parents and we won't clearly see ourselves until we see our children - THE PERFECT IMBALANCE.

You can say that the show is called "FIVE AFTER EIGHT" and it opened Off Broadway at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York in November 1979 for a limited run of three weeks, breaking all existing house records for that theater. Songs from the show have been performed in all the top cabarets in New York including THE BOTTOM LINE, Reno Sweeneys, Ted Hook's ON STAGE, TRAMPS, and even on an ABC-TV special starring Gabe Kaplan.

"FIVE AFTER EIGHT" is a show business show about five actors who have just completed a long run of a musical. From there they all try to find other jobs (hopefully in the theater) and, seeing an ad in Show Business one day, they all try out for the same show called "FIVE AFTER EIGHT". They go through auditions and call backs and, well, you'll just have to see it to find out what happens.

The original Cast album has been recorded with the original cast and the original band and oddly enough, released on Original Cast Records. The bright and witty score is by Michael Bitterman, the book, by Richard Morton.

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