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NIGHTCLUB CANTATA Revue: Music and lyrics by Elizabeth Swados: Comprising twenty original songs, set to texts drawn from contemporary prose and poetry Theatre: Top of the Gate, Off-Broadway - January 9, 1977 (145 perfs) SYNOPSIS Using a fast-moving revue format, this immensely inventive theatre piece provides a truly distinctive and delightful experience for performers and audiences alike. The material, all set to original music by Miss Swados, is drawn from the works of such writers as Sylvia Plath, Muriel Rukeyser, Carson McCullers and Miss Swados herself, and runs the gamut from hilarious farce to the sadness of lovers' parting. The result, in the words of Clive Barnes, "is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-acting show a show that is clearly a life view about people, animals and the things we do to one another." CAST: 4 men, 4 women. MUSICAL NUMBERS: 1. Adolescents 2. The Applicant 3. Are You With Me? 4. The Ballad of the Sad Café 5. Bestario 6. Bird Chorus 7. Bird Lament 8. The Dance 9. Dibarti 10. In Dreams Begin Responsibilities 11. Indecision Isabella 12. On Living 13. Pastrami Brothers 14. Raga 15. Things I Didn't Know I Loved 16. To the Harbour Master 17. Ventriloquist and Dummy 18. Waiting 19. Waking This Morning