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Irving Berlin: In Person — Original Cast CD

IBerlinCDcoverWritten and Arranged by Chip Deffaa

Inspired by the life of — and featuring the songs of — Irving Berlin

Berlin was a small boy when his family–with little more than the clothes they were wearing–fled Russia to escape religious persecution. He never had much formal education. He never learned to read or write music. But he gave the world songs that will live forever. This is the first–and only, as of this date–one-man show ever to be written and published about Irving Berlin. Berlin made more money and wrote more hits than any of his so-called competitors. This dynamic solo show includes 40 Berlin songs–some famous, some rarities and rediscoveries; all irresistible.


Song List:

“IRVING BERLIN: In Person” 
Musical Numbers
(Unless otherwise indicated, numbers are sung by Jed Peterson with accompaniment by Richard Danley.) 
  • 1.  “AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT YOU DON’T WANT IT” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 2.  “SAY IT WITH MUSIC” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 3.  “EVERYTHING IN AMERICA IS RAGTIME” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 4.  “ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 5.  “PIANO MAN” (words by Irving Berlin, music by Ted Snyder)
  • 6.  “I LOVE A PIANO” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 7.  “THE DYING RAG” (words by Irving Berlin, music by Bernie Adler)
  • 8.   “I BEG YOUR PARDON, DEAR OLD BROADWAY” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 9.  “THE SCHOOLHOUSE BLUES” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 10  “EVERYBODY’S DOIN’ IT NOW” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 11  “STOP STOP STOP” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 12  “DO YOUR DUTY, DOCTOR” (words by Irving Berlin, music by Ted Snyder)  
  • 13  “MY WIFE’S GONE TO THE COUNTRY” (words by George Whiting and Irving Berlin, music by Ted Snyder)
  • 14.  “TELL ME, LITTLE GYPSY” (words and music by Irving Berlin)  
  • 15.  “IN A COZY KITCHENETTE APARTMENT” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 16  “SMILE AND SHOW YOUR DIMPLE” (words and music by Irving Berlin)  
  • 17.  “ALWAYS TREAT HER LIKE A BABY” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 18.   “WHEN I LOST YOU” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 19   “WE’RE ON OUR WAY TO FRANCE” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 20   “BRING ON THE PEPPER” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 21   “SMILE AND SHOW YOUR DIMPLE”-reprise  (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 22.  “A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 23   “SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE THERE WHILE I’M GONE” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 24  “THIS IS THE LIFE” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 25   “MANDY” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 26   “WILD CHERRIES” (also known as “Wild Cherry Rag”) (words by Irving Berlin, music by Ted Snyder, 1909)
  • 27   “WHEN THE MIDNIGHT CHOO CHOO LEAVES FOR ALABAM’” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 28.  “YOU’D BE SURPRISED” (words and music by Irving Berlin)  
  • 29.  “THE INTERNATIONAL RAG” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 30.   “I’M GONNA PIN A MEDAL ON THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND” (words and music by Irving Berlin)
  • 31.  “OH, HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING” (words and music by Irving Berlin)  
  • 32.  “LADY OF THE EVENING” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 33.  “MONTMARTRE” (words and music by Irving Berlin)  
  • 34.  “EVERYBODY STEP” (words and music by Irving Berlin) 
  • 35.   Bows music: “SAY IT WITH MUSIC” (instrumental) (music by Irving Berlin)… Richard Danley, piano 
  • 36.   Encore: “PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY”/“MUSICAL DEMON” (words and music by Irving Berlin)… sung by Jed Peterson and Hawkins Gardow
  • 37.   Exit Music: “PIANO MAN” (instrumental)  (music by Ted Snyder)… Richard Danley, piano 

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For performance rights, please visit:

Leicester Bay Theatricals at this page to peruse and/or arrange productions rights for this dynamic one-man show.