Full Synopsis

Full Synopsis

The All Night Strut! is a musical celebration of the 1930s and 1940s in America. The concept is simple. The book of the show is the lyrics. The attitude of the characters to these lyrics and the staging is the realization of this concept in active terms. The piece is performed with four actor/singer/dancers: two men and two women. They are a soprano, an alto, a tenor and a baritone. There is also a band, either onstage or in a bandstand. The script includes direction on how to do the show with minimal production values, as well as with more elaborate production values. The songs are done in the following order:

Act One

"Chatanooga Choo Choo"
"Minnie the Moocher"
"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
"In the Mood"
"Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer"
"A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square"
"Crazy Rhythm"
"Java Jive"
The War Medley: "G.I. Jive" / "Shoo Shoo Baby" / "White Cliffs of Dover" / "Rosie the Riveter" / "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith" / "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" / "Lucky Fellow" / "Wing and Prayer" / "I'll Be Seeing You"

Act Two

"I Get Ideas (When We Are Dancing)"
"Ain't Misbehavin'"
"Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"
"A Fine Romance"
"Tuxedo Junction"
"Jukebox Saturday Night"
"As Time Goes By"
Finale: "Hit That Jive Jack" / "Billie's Bounce" / "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"
"Lullaby of Broadway"