Department of Drama 2016-17 Season

Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Michael Feingold, Ogden Nash, Maxwell Andersen, Marc Blitzstein, Jacques Deval, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein
Text format by Gene Lerner
Musical arrangements by Newton Wayland
Originally directed by Donald Saddler
Originally produced by Gene Lerner and Hank Kaufmann
Directed by David Lowenstein
Musical direction by Brian Cimmet

In this review-style musical, Kurt Weill's greatest theater songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story spanning 20 eventful years, from 1930s Germany to 1950s America. Climb aboard the musical vessel that is Kurt Weill's rise to international acclaim as his world travels are described with engaging narration surrounded by songs from his most noteworthy works. The Threepenny OperaKnickerbocker Holiday, and Lost in the Stars are among more than a dozen Weill pieces referenced as Weill's partnerships, musical and romantic, are explored. An intoxicating retrospective and a joyous and moving celebration of one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century.


Buy Single Tickets

The six shows in the Department of Drama's 2016-17 season are available on subscription for $99. Discounted subscriptions, $89, are available for seniors, students, and new this season, for Syracuse University employees. The Department of Drama is also introducing a flexible ticket package, Flex 4Pack, for $60. Flex 4Pack tickets are not valid for Mary Poppins. Subscriptions and Flex 4Packs are available at the Box Office at 820 East Genesee Street from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by telephone at 315.443.3275.