THE SHIP’S CAPTAIN



Imposing in a crisp white uniform, the captain greets his guests and answers questions concerning the length and draft of his ship with self-possessed expertise. Some passengers also find plausible the straightforward way in which he presents at a succession of tables a “Musical Logbook,” from which they are invited to select their favorite songs among this extensive offering of operetta melodies, Broadway classics, Neapolitan songs, film tunes, rock oldies, jazz standards and German popular songs from the Twenties and Thirties. It is only his gradually emerging prediliction for comicality that brings clearness as to his inauthenticity. The mutineer who repeatedly says “right” instead of “starboard” is told he will be conducted down to the bilge. Immediate marriage is recommended to a kissing couple – someone displaying four golden stripes upon his sleeves is vested with that authority. Unabating waves of hilarity surge higher and higher during this boisterous cruise.

Conversations with the guests take place in German, English, French and Italian, with a linguistic command that is not halting and fragmentary, but instead fluent and richly expressive.



REPERTOIRE


OPERETTA MELODIES
Immer nur Lächeln
Da geh’ ich zu Maxim
Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküßt
Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol
Komm in die Gondel
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
Ach, wie so herrlich zu schau’n

BROADWAY SONGS
Maria
On The Street Where You Live
Anything Goes
You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Let’s Do It
It’s De-Lovely

CANZONI DI NAPOLI
Marechiare
Torna a Surriento
Santa Lucia
Non ti scordar di me
‘O sole mio
Santa Lucia luntana
Piscatore ‘e Pusilleco

FILM MELODIES
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
As Time Goes By
Moon River
Singing In The Rain
The Way You Look Tonight
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
Money Makes The World Go Round

ROCK OLDIES
Born To Be Wild
Suzanne
Downtown
Hit The Road, Jack
Crocodile Rock
In The House Of The Rising Sun
Oh Lord, Won’t You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz

JAZZ STANDARDS
Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Night And Day
Begin The Beguine
I Got Rhythm
Embraceable You
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Star Dust

GERMAN POPULAR SONGS
Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo
Ich brech’ die Herzen der stolzesten Frau’n
Veronika, der Lenz ist da!
Ausgerechnet Bananen
Puppchen, du bist mein Augenstern
Der Onkel Doktor hat gesagt
In der Bar zum Krokodil
Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins
Mein Papagei frißt keine harten Eier
Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus
Ich werde jede Nacht von Ihnen träumen
Ich fahr’ mit meiner Klara in die Sahara
Das gibt’s nur einmal
Capri-Fischer



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