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Geary Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
San Francisco, CA

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The Threepenny Opera Production Information


September 02, 1999


September 08, 1999

Closing:October 10, 1999
Theatres: Geary Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
9/8/1999 - 10/10/1999

Production Type:Revival
Production Status:
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:San Francisco (Regional)


Other Productions of The Threepenny Opera

1928   Berlin Original Berlin Production
1933   Broadway Broadway Production
1952   Brandeis Concert Reading
1954   Off-Broadway Theatre de Lys Revival
1955   Off-Broadway Return Engagement [off-Broadway]
1956   West End London Production
West End
1961   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1965   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Production
1966   Broadway Broadway Revival
1970   Chicago Chicago Revival
1970   Chicago (Regional) Goodman Theatre Production
Chicago (Regional)
1971   Trinity Square Production
1972   West End London Revival
West End
1976   Broadway Lincoln Center Revival
1977   Off-Broadway
1980   Arizona Theatre Company Production
1981   St. Louis, MO (Regional) St. Louis Rep Production
St. Louis, MO (Regional)
1986   London Fringe Royal National Theatre Production
London Fringe
1989   Broadway Broadway Revival
1994   West End Donmar Warehouse Revival
West End
1999   San Francisco (Regional) ACT Production
San Francisco (Regional)
2000   Off-Broadway Reunion Concert
2003   Williamstown, MA (Regional) Williamstown Theatre Festival Production
Williamstown, MA (Regional)
2003   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
2004   New York Reading
New York
2005   Los Angeles Los Angeles Revival
Los Angeles
2006   Broadway Roundabout Revival
2014   Off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company Production


Audio Recordings

1954  Original Cast
1962  Film Soundtrack
1963 (i)  Studio Cast
1963 (ii)  Studio Cast
1976  Broadway Revival Cast
1989  Film Soundtrack
1989  Excerpts (Kurt Weill Revisited, Vol. I)

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical


  • The 3Penny Opera (alternate title)
  • Die Dreigroschenoper (German title)
  • Die Luder-Oper (working title)
  • Gesindle (working title)
  • Scum (working title - English translation of working title)

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Ballad of Mack the Knife
a.k.a. Mack the Knife
a.k.a. Moritat
Mr. Peachum's Morning Hymn
a.k.a. Morning Anthem
a.k.a. No They Can't Song
Wedding Song for Poor People
Pirate Jenny or Dreams of a Kitchen Maid
a.k.a. Pirate-Jenny or Dreams of a Kitchen Maid
a.k.a. Pirate Jenny
Cannon Song
a.k.a. Army Song
Love Song
a.k.a. Love Duet
Barbara Song
a.k.a. The Song of No and Yes
The Uncertainty of Human Conditions
a.k.a. The World Is Mean
a.k.a. Finale Act I: The Uncertainty of Human Conditions
Polly's Farewell Song
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
The Procurer's Ballad
a.k.a. Tango Ballad
The Ballad of Pleasant Living
a.k.a. The Ballad of the Easy Life
Jealousy Duet
What Keeps Mankind Alive?
a.k.a. How to Survive
a.k.a. Finale Act II: What Keeps Mankind Alive?
The Song About Inadequacy
a.k.a. Useless Song
Song of Soloman
Call from the Grave
Ballad in Which Macheath Asks Everyone for Forgiveness
a.k.a. Death Message
The Riding Messenger
a.k.a. The Mounted Messenger

Cut prior to the Berlin opening

Fight About the Property
a.k.a. Lucy's Aria

Written for the Paris production

Poor Mrs. Peachum

Added to the 1956 revival

Bide-a-Wee in Soho