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Five Course Love (Off-Broadway Cast Recording) Greg Coffin
Composer: Gregg Coffin
Lyricist: Gregg Coffin

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"Five Course Love" is that all too rare commodity, a genuinely funny musical. This album presents virtually the entirety of the five short mini-musicals that comprise Five Course Love. It is so varied in musical styles that I found myself eager to hear the next song and enter the next of composer/lyricist/librettist Gregg Coffin's five distinctly different musical worlds. And there's plenty satisfaction in the way he effortlessly satisfies every expectation for the "Blue Angel" tinged cabaret world, a country western barbecue romance, or each of the other culinary romantic encounters. And he finishes each with a perfect plot twist. Listen as Coffin ties the whole thing together at the end in the most unexpected and unexpectedly touching way. For a show that could just be frivolity (and there's plenty of the best of that), Five Course Love also has heart. And it is chock-a-block with fun, hummable and infectious songs. I work with singing actors on audition material all the time, and I find myself recommending this show to them for great comic audition songs. If you like Musical: The Musical of Musicals, Forbidden Broadway, or I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, this show will become an instant favorite. It is for us!

1. Curtain Speech
2. Overture
3. A Very Single Man
4. Dean's Old-Fashioned All-American Down Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats
5. Jumpin' The Gun
6. I Loved You When I Thought Your Name Was Ken
7. Morning Light
8. If Nicky Knew
9. Give Me This Night
10. Nicky Knows
11. Shelter-Lied
12. "No" Is A Word I Don't Fear
13. Der Bumsen-Kratzentanz
14. Risk Love
15. Gretchen's Lament
16. The Ballad of Guillermo
17. Come Be My Love
18. Pick Me
19. The Blue Flame
20. True Love At The Star-Lite Tonight
21. It's A Mystery
22. Medley
23. Love Looking Back At Me

Five Course Love tells the story of five entangled encounters with love in five different restaurants. Three actors play fifteen different characters, all on the hunt for one true Love. The evening begins at Dean s Old-Fashioned All-American Down Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats, where a blind date goes char-broiled wrong. Next, at the Trattoria Pericolo, a mob wife has a secret rendezvous behind her husband s back. At Der Schlupfwinkel Speiseplatz, a waiter, a sexy German siren, and her kept man discover at the same hilarious moment that they are all dating each other. In Ernesto s Cantina, a hill bandit and his rival battle for the hand of the beautiful Rosalinda. And at the Star-Lite Diner, a waitress pines for her true love and gets a little help from Cupid in making her dreams come true.

The musical styles reflect the cuisine of the eateries: Country & Western, Italian, German cabaret, Mexican and 50 s Doo Wop. Five Course Love played at the Minetta Lane Theatre in 2005. The cast album features the original off-Broadway cast. Heather Ayers as Barbie, Sofia, Gretchen, Rosalinda and Kitty; John Bolton as Matt, Gino, Klaus, Guillermo and Clutch; and Jeff Gurner as Dean, Carlo, Heimlich, Ernesto and Pops.

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