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A … My Name Is Alice

A Revue musical in 2 Acts : Conceived and directed by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Choreographed by Edward Love : .Material by Calvin Alexander, Susan Birkenhead, Maggie Bloomfield, David Crane, David Evans, Carol Hall, Cheryl Hardwick, Georgia Bogardus Holot, Winnie Holzman, Doug Katsaros, Marta Kauffman, Richard LaGravenese, Stephen Lawrence, Amanda McBroom, Anne Meara, Cassandra Medley, David Mettee, Art Murray, Susan Rice, Glen Roven, Mark Saltzman, James Shorter, June Siegel, Lucy Simon, Michael Skloff, Steve Tesich, Don Rucker, and David Zippel

Top of the Gate Theatre, Greenwich Village - 24 February, 1984 (353 perfs)
Basement Space of the American Place Theatre in 1984

Synopsis

The show features songs and sketches performed by women of different ages and types in a wide variety of situations and relationships with insight, empathy and self deprecating humour.

Each of the five member cast "introduces" herself by reciting an adult update on the children's ABC rhyme. One example:

"A ... my name is Alice,
And my husband's name is Adam,
And his girlfriend's name is Amy,
And my lover's name is Abby,
And her husband's name is Arnie,
And his boyfriend's name is Allan,
And my analyst's name is Arthur,
And we're working on my anger".

Original Cast:

Musical Numbers

  1. All Girl Band
  2. A...My Name Is Alice Poems
  3. At My Age
  4. Trash
  5. For Women Only Poems
  6. Good Thing I Learned to Dance
  7. Welcome to Kindergarten, Mrs. Johnson
  8. I Sure Like the Boys
  9. Ms. Mae
  10. Good Sports
  11. Detroit Persons
  12. Educated Feet
  13. The Portrait
  14. Bluer Than You
  15. Pretty Young Men
  16. Demigod
  17. The French Monologue
  18. The French Song
  19. Pay Them No Mind
  20. Hot Lunch
  21. Emily the M.B.A.
  22. Sisters
  23. Honeypot
  24. Friends
  25. All Girl Band (reprise)