As Time Goes By
The Music of Casablanca
Thu, Aug 8, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Marriott Residence Inn
In theatre, music has always played a specific and well-defined role: certainly in vaudeville and revue and all related forms, in operetta and Broadway musical comedy and theatre. But rarely in the rest of the theatrical world; definitely not in its more serious forms. This is not the case at all with film. From the earliest days, music was there, supporting the drama, heightening the comedy, shaping the emotions of the audience as much as the images, action and, after 1927, dialog. So celebrating the role of music and, in particular, of the classic Songbook in Hollywood cannot reasonably be limited to a survey of film musicals, comedies and other parallels of essentially Broadway forms, but needs to include everything Hollywood, and not the least, deadly serious romances, adventures, dramatic properties that classic Broadway wouldn't have dreamed of setting to music. In Hollywood, if there was a way that music could be used to advance the story, hook the audience, or shape its reaction it was done; sometimes clumsily, often brilliantly, usually unobtrusively, almost always effectively, and nearly omnipresently.
There are so many superb examples of Hollywood do this well that it's hard to know where to begin. So we offer you one of the classics -- Warner Brothers' legendary 1942 romantic drama Casablanca. Everyone knows "As Time Goes By" and can't really hear the melody without picturing a dewy-eyed Ingrid Bergman. Possibly as many can vaguely recall the showdown between the Nazi occupiers and French citizens at Rick's Cafe to the competing strains of "Die Vacht am Rhein" and "La Marseillaise". What most of us don't realize is that Max Steiner's superb score features, beyond his own highly effective composing, a total of 20 popular songs, embedded in the underscoring and foregrounded in the scenic fabric of pre-occupation Paris and Rick's Place in northern Africa. Ken and company offer up 15 of these songs, featuring Siri Vik, Byron Stripling, Bill Hulings and Ian Whitcomb.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, reeds
Siri Vik, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Byron Stripling, vocals, trumpet
Ian Whitcomb, vocals
Ehud Asherie, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
Frank Vignola , guitar
 La Marseillaise
Words & music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
 Knock On Wood
(1942) Casablanca
Words by Jack Scholl - Music by M. K. Jerome
 It Had To Be You
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Isham Jones
 Love For Sale
(1930) The New Yorkers
Words & music by Cole Porter
Words by Milton Leeds - Music by Alberto Domínguez
 Parlez-moi d'Amour
Words & music by Jean Lenoir
 Il Tango Delle Rose
Words by Aldo Bottero - Music by Filippo Schreier
 The Very Thought Of You
Words & music by Ray Noble
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad
Words & music by B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
(1938) Hard To Get
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Baby Face
Words by Benny Davis - Music by Harry Akst
 I'm Just Wild About Harry
(1921) Shuffle Along
Words by Noble Sissle - Music by Eubie Blake
 Heaven Can Wait
Words by Eddie DeLange - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 Crazy Rhythm
(1928) Here's Howe
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn
 As Time Goes By
(1931) Everybody's Welcome
Words & music by Herman Hupfeld
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harry Akst, 1894-1963
Eubie Blake, 1883-1983
Aldo Bottero, -
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
Benny Davis, 1895-1979
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1760-1836
Eddie DeLange, 1904-1949
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Alberto Domínguez, -
Herman Hupfeld, 1894-1951
M. K. Jerome, 1893-1977
Al Jolson, 1886-1950
Isham Jones, 1894-1956
Roger Wolfe Kahn, 1907-1962
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Milton Leeds, 1909-2005
Jean Lenoir, 1891-1976
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Joseph Meyer, 1894-1987
Ray Noble, 1903-1978
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Vincent Rose, 1880-1944
Jack Scholl, 1903-1988
Filippo Schreier, -
Noble Sissle, 1889-1975
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Ticket/Venue Info
As Time Goes By Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
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The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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