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Sinatra: Dance With Me

Description

Upon seeing a performance of Come Fly With Me, Steve Wynn approached Tharp about bringing the show to his theater in Las Vegas. Sinatra: Dance With Me is a streamlined version, combining elements from both the Atlanta and Broadway productions into a single act. After the Las Vegas premiere, Tharp added three new tracks and extended the finale. 

The Royal Danish Ballet commissioned Tharp to create a new version of this show for their 2013 season. The evening-length ballet combines songs and choreography from Broadway and Las Vegas. The technical elements were revised to better suit the resources of a ballet company and costumes were redesigned by Norma Kamali.

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    Poster design. ©Twyla Tharp

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An excerpt from "I Like To Lead When I Dance," one of the numbers added during the Las Vegas run.
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Music

Music Program:

List of songs in order of appearance:

1. Stardust
Composed by Hoagy Carmichael – 1927
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish – 1929
From the album “Sinatra and Strings”
Released on Reprise Records – 1962

2. I’ve Got The World On A String
Composed by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
From the album “This Is Sinatra”
Released by Capitol Records – 1956 

3. Let’s Fall in Love
Words and Music by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen – 1933
Recorded by Sinatra – 1960
Released by Bourne Co.

4. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Words and Music by Bart Howard – 1954
From the album “It Might As Well Be Swing”
Released by Reprise Records – 1964

5. I’ve Got a Crush On You
Composed by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin – 1930
Originally recorded by Sinatra – 1947

6. Body and Soul
Composed by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Frank Eyton, Edward Heyman and Robert B. Sour – 1930
From the album “Frankly Sentimental”
Released by Columbia Records – 1949

7. It’s All Right With Me
Words and Music by Cole Porter
Recorded by Sinatra for the film “Can-Can” – 1960 

8. You Make Me Feel So Young
Composed by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon – 1946
From the album “Sinatra at the Sands”
Released by Reprise Records – 1966

9. Witchcraft
Composed by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh – 1957
From the album “All The Way”
Released by Capitol Records – 1961

10. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
Composed by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn – 1925
From the album “Strangers in the Night”
Released by Reprise Records – 1966

11. Learnin’ the Blues
Written by Dolores Vicki Silvers – 1955
From the album “Sinatra-Basie: An Historical Musical First”
Released by Reprise Records – 1962

12. That’s Life
Written by Dean Kay and Kelly L. Gordon
From the album “That’s Life”
Released by Reprise records – 1966

13. Makin’ Whoopee
Composed by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
From the album “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers”
Released by Capitol Records – 1956

14. Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Written by Count Basie and Jon Hendricks
From the album “Count Basie Live At The Sands (Before Frank)”
Released by Reprise records – 1998

15. Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week
Composed by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Released by Columbia Records – 1944

16. I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die
Words and music by Al Hoffman, Walter Kent and Manny Kurtz
From the B-side “Melody Of Love”
Released by Capitol Records – 1955

17. Pick Yourself Up
Composed by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields – 1936
From the album “Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass”
Released by Reprise Records – 1962

18. Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Words and Music by Irving Berlin – 1936
From the album “Ring-a-Ding-Ding”
Released by Reprise Records – 1961

19. Teach Me Tonight
Composed by Gene De Paul
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn – 1953
From the album “L.A. Is My Lady”
Released by Warner Bros. Records – 1984

20. Take Five
Composed by Paul Desmond – 1959
Originally Performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

21. Lean Baby
Written by Roy Alfred and Billy May
From the album “Swing Easy”
Released by Capitol Records – 1954

22. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen – 1943
From the album “Sinatra at the Sands”
Released by Reprise Records – 1966

23. The Way You Look
Composed by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields – 1936
From the album “Sinatra Sings Days Of Wine And Roses, Moon River, And Other Academy Award Winners”
Released by Reprise Records – 1964

24. My Funny Valentine
Words and music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart – 1937
From the album “Songs for Young Lovers”
Released by Capitol Records – 1954

25. My Way
Composed by Claude Francois and Jacques Revaux – 1967
Lyrics by Paul Anka – 1968
From the album “My Way”
Released by Reprise Records – 1969

Performance History

December 11, 2010
Notes:

Sinatra: Dance With Me opened at the Encore Theatre at the Wynn Las Vegas on December 11, 2010 and closed on April 30, 2011.