The universal language of the blues wails out full and strong in BLUES IN THE NIGHT--a
dynamite "dramatic revue" of twenty-six hot and torchy numbers that
tell of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences three women have with
the lying, cheating snake of a man who does them wrong.
little spoken text, the interweaving stories are defined through
glorious songs which cover the range of this indigenous American art
form, from Bessie Smith to Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen,
Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more, telling of the pain and
misery of life and love and also of the dogged determination to get
through it all that is the essence of the blues.
Alternately wistful, tender and raunchy, BLUES IN THE NIGHT is a modest production with a larger-than-life score and vocal arrangements designed to bring down the house.
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The first musical to feature murder as an essential ingredient of the plot was Rose-Marie in 1924, in which a fur trapper was falsely accused of a killing.