27 min

Mack the Knife with Frank Caeti Anthem Of Life

    • Comedy

Stabbing. Safety. Sales. Resourceful cutlery peddler Macheath displays his wares and makes the case for his unique products. He talks with Douglas about his ambitions, his satisfied customers, where he came from and what is next in the Anthem of Mack the Knife.
OUR GUEST: Frank Caeti
Frank Caeti is a Chicago native currently residing in Los Angeles where he acts, improvises, writes and directs anywhere they will let him and currently teaches at California Institute of the Arts, Westside Comedy Theater, and Improv LA. Credits include The Second City, UCB, MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Kennedy Center. You can find Frank on Instagram @frankcaeti
THE SONG:
The character of Captain Macheath first appeared in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (1727). The original song Mack the Knife was composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht in a reinterpretation of that work for their 1928 play The Threepenny Opera. The song was introduced to American audiences in 1933 in the first English-language production of The Threepenny Opera. That production, however, was not successful and closed after a run of only ten days. The best-known English translation of Mack the Knife comes from Marc Blitzstein’s 1954 version of The Threepenny Opera, which played Off-Broadway for over six years. Blitzstein's translation provides the basis for most of the popular versions heard today. Bobby Darin decided to perform Mack the Knife when he saw a production of Threepenny Opera in Greenwich Village in 1958. Mack the Knife was Darin's biggest hit and spent nine weeks atop the Hot 100. The original German lyrics are far more graphic. Mack the Knife was a Top 40 hit for seven different artists. McDonald’s used Mack the Knife in the late 1980s to promote their dinner specials as “Mac Tonight” Link to OfficialVideo
THE SHOW:
Our show is completely improvised and produced by Douglas Sarine, Marypat Farrell and Sarah Atwood Sarine.
Our theme song was produced by the wonderful Ben Wise. benwise.bandcamp.com
Additional music provided by Icarus
Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It helps the show grow and be discovered.
Follow us on Instagram @AnthemOfLifePodcast 
You can contact us at anthemoflifepodcast@gmail.com
Enjoy our eclectic AOL Playlist on Spotify.
Special thanks to Spark! Digital Media Lab at the Burbank Public Library
© 2024 Nerdtainment

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Stabbing. Safety. Sales. Resourceful cutlery peddler Macheath displays his wares and makes the case for his unique products. He talks with Douglas about his ambitions, his satisfied customers, where he came from and what is next in the Anthem of Mack the Knife.
OUR GUEST: Frank Caeti
Frank Caeti is a Chicago native currently residing in Los Angeles where he acts, improvises, writes and directs anywhere they will let him and currently teaches at California Institute of the Arts, Westside Comedy Theater, and Improv LA. Credits include The Second City, UCB, MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Kennedy Center. You can find Frank on Instagram @frankcaeti
THE SONG:
The character of Captain Macheath first appeared in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (1727). The original song Mack the Knife was composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht in a reinterpretation of that work for their 1928 play The Threepenny Opera. The song was introduced to American audiences in 1933 in the first English-language production of The Threepenny Opera. That production, however, was not successful and closed after a run of only ten days. The best-known English translation of Mack the Knife comes from Marc Blitzstein’s 1954 version of The Threepenny Opera, which played Off-Broadway for over six years. Blitzstein's translation provides the basis for most of the popular versions heard today. Bobby Darin decided to perform Mack the Knife when he saw a production of Threepenny Opera in Greenwich Village in 1958. Mack the Knife was Darin's biggest hit and spent nine weeks atop the Hot 100. The original German lyrics are far more graphic. Mack the Knife was a Top 40 hit for seven different artists. McDonald’s used Mack the Knife in the late 1980s to promote their dinner specials as “Mac Tonight” Link to OfficialVideo
THE SHOW:
Our show is completely improvised and produced by Douglas Sarine, Marypat Farrell and Sarah Atwood Sarine.
Our theme song was produced by the wonderful Ben Wise. benwise.bandcamp.com
Additional music provided by Icarus
Please rate and review the show on iTunes. It helps the show grow and be discovered.
Follow us on Instagram @AnthemOfLifePodcast 
You can contact us at anthemoflifepodcast@gmail.com
Enjoy our eclectic AOL Playlist on Spotify.
Special thanks to Spark! Digital Media Lab at the Burbank Public Library
© 2024 Nerdtainment

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

27 min

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