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OFAM 2022 - Pennies From Heaven
Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Broadway's conscience, 1928-40
Fri Aug 5, 7:30-9:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
The modes of music are never disturbed without unsettling the most fundamental political and social conventions.” — Plato, The Republic
They sure had a lot they could talk about in 1930s America: The Great Depression, World Wars I and II, racial and economic injustice, Prohibition—it was an era of great and swift change. Perhaps the
Brother Can You Spare A Dime is one of 6 OFAM 2022 concerts presented twice:
    Matinee: Fri, July 29, 1:30 pm
    Evening: Fri, Aug 5, 7:30 pm
era also presented a sense of possibility, and hope for change, for the common man. History certainly reveals those writing for live theater in the 1930s thought as much.
Brother Can You Spare A Dime looks at some of the socially conscious music presented on the Broadway stage from 1928-1940… from the mainstream to the more explicit, socio-political material known as “agit-prop” theater. A handful of works has stood the test of time - classics from the likes of the Gershwin Brothers and Irving Berlin. Others are hidden gems. We’ve selected some of the best material musically and lyrically to bring you a revue of some truly funny, smart, at times heartbreaking songs that, for better or for worse, remain relevant today.
Event Personnel
Siri Vik, artistic director
Vicki Brabham, music director
Vocalists
Siri Vik, vocals
Lyn Burg, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Musicians
Program
PROGRAM
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana Yip Harburg (w) Jay Gorney (m)
 Sing Me a Song With Social Significance
(1936) Pins And Needles Harold Rome (w/m)
 Doing The Reactionary
(1937) Pins And Needles Harold Rome (w/m)
 Love Is Sweeping The Country
(1931) Of Thee I Sing Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Strike Up The Band
(1927) Strike Up The Band Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
Porgy And Bess medley
 Summertime
(1935) Porgy And Bess DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
(1935) Porgy And Bess Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
(1935) Porgy And Bess DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Porgy
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Supper Time
(1933) As Thousands Cheer Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Mad Dogs And Englishmen
(1931) The Third Little Show Noel Coward (w/m)
The Cradel Will Rock medley
 Nickel Under The Foot
(1938) The Cradle Will Rock Marc Blitzstein (w/m)
 The Cradle Will Rock
(1937) The Cradle Will Rock Marc Blitzstein (w/m)
 Denn wovon lebt der Mensch?
(1928) The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) Bertolt Brecht (w) Kurt Weill (m)
 An den kleinen Radioapparat
(1942) Bertolt Brecht (w) Hanns Eisler (m)
 Die Moritat von Mackie Messer
(1928) Die Dreigroschenoper Bertolt Brecht (w) Kurt Weill (m)


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Ticket/Venue Info
Brother Can You Spare A Dime Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  19.50 
A35.00  31.50  29.75  28.00  17.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
C25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  12.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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OFAM 2022 Title Sponsor
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