The Music

The list below is tentative, and represents the songs that we are working on to date. This list will undoubtedly change as the play nears production, with some songs being dropped and other being added. It should, however, give you a feel for the types of songs that Faith and Jack are working on. You can listen to a short instrumental sample of many of the songs by clicking on the links in the SONG column.

SONG

SUNG BY

CONTENT

PLACE

Overture

Orchestra

Medley of tunes

Before show starts

ACT I

Araby

Cast

Introduction

Opening Song

Poverty

Ghanna

Lament about being broke

Introduction to Ghanna

The Real Me

Layla

Lament on her future

Introduction to Layla

Old Souls

Ghanna/Layla (back and forth)

First glimpse of each other at the market

Love at first sight!

Old Souls (reprise)

Ghanna/Layla (back and forth)

Meeting for the first time at Layla's house

They meet by accident

Is The Way Love Feels?

Ghanna

Love song

After first meeting

I Can't Stop Thinking of Him

Layla

Love song

After first meeting

This Place Will Be

Ghanna and Layla

Wishing they could get away together

At the market

Youth Is Wasted On The Young

Layla's mother

Plotting and scheming (as usual)

After catching the couple at the market

He's Too Poor

Layla's Mother (Wahid)

Trying to get rid of Ghanna

Discussing the situation with her husband

He's Too Poor (reprise)

Ghanna

After talking to Layla's mother

Full of self-doubt and wanting the best for Layla

Shock

Layla

Ghanna depart

Layla gives in to her mother

Just One Little Thing

Viceroy

Looking to hire Ghanna at the palace

In the market

ACT II (3 years later)

More

Ghanna

Overwhelmed by the castle

At the castle for the first time

At The Palace

Ghanna's Parents

Full of joy that Ghanna is working

To Layla, after meeting in the market

Wives

Sheik

Looking for a new wife

To his Viceroy

He's Too Poor (reprise)

Layla's Mother (Wahid)

To Sheik's Viceroy

Sees a chance to make a fortune off her daughter

More (reprise)

Layla

Overwhelmed by the castle

At the castle for the first time

On The Outside Looking In

Layla

Missing Ghanna

At the castle, before seeing Ghanna

Come To Me, My Love

Ghanna

Missing Layla

At the castle, before seeing Layla

Harem Dance Song

Wives

Beautiful dance sequence in the Haren

For the Sheik

Growing Old

Vanda

In her quarters

Rejected, a rare moment of vulnerability

Seduction

Vanda and Ghanna

What's good for the gander…

Is good for the goose

Old Souls (reprise)

Layla/Ghanna

When Layla and Ghanna meet again at the castle

Their feelings can't be ignored any longer

Jealousy

Vanda, head concubine

Jealous of the Sheik's attentions to the younger wives

In the harem

Betrayed

Sheik

Sheik has his retribution

But who is behind it?

Prying Eyes

Layla/Ghanna

When Layla sees what has happened to Ghanna

What can they do? Where can they go?

Betrayed (redux)

Sheik/Viceroy

Fool me once, shame on me

Fool me twice, shame on you

Gone!

Layla

Layla gets some bad news

The end is nigh…

Wisteria

Layla/Ghanna

It all leads up to this moment

Closing song