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The Happy Time   

Broadway Theatre, (1/18/1968 - 9/28/1968)
First Preview: Dec 29, 1967 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Jan 18, 1968    
Closing Date: Sep 28, 1968 Total Performances: 286

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The past. Jacques Bonnard's studio and his home in a small town in Canada.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by N. Richard Nash; Based on the play by Samuel Taylor; Based on the book by Robert Fontaine; Musical Director: Oscar Kosarin; Vocal arrangements by Oscar Kosarin; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance and incidental music arrangements by Marvin Laird
Directed and filmed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Kevin Carlisle
Scenic Design by Peter Wexler; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Fred Cuneo
Production Manager: Michael Thoma; Production Stage Manager: Bob Bernard; Stage Manager: Jeff Chambers; Film Technical Direction: Barry O. Gordon
Film Sequences created by Christopher Chapman
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Dance Captain: Nicole Barth; Casting: Michael Shurtleff
Cast
Robert Goulet
Jacques Bonnard
David Wayne
Grandpere Bonnard
Jeanne Arnold
Suzanne Bonnard
Charles Durning
Louis Bonnard
Julie Gregg
Laurie Mannon
George S. Irving
Philippe Bonnard
Mike Rupert
Bibi Bonnard
Ron Abshire
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jovanni Anthony
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Marc Anthony
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Quinn Baird
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Andy Bew
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Alan Blight
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Blake Brown
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
George Connolly
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Leonard Crofoot
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Ron Crofoot
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Tom De Mastri
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Wayne Dugger
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Paul Dwyer
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Tammie Fillhart
Sylvie
One of the Six Angels
Kim Freund
Annabelle Bonnard
Scott Gandert
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jacki Garland
Lizette
One of the Six Angels
Joe Giamalva
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jeffrey Golkin
Foufie
Eric Hamilton
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Gary Hamilton
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jeffrey Hamilton
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Kevin Hamilton
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Dallas Johann
Ganache
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mary Gail Laverenz
Dorine
One of the Six Angels
Gene Law
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mark Lonergan
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mary Ann O'Reilly
Monique
One of the Six Angels
Vicki Powers
Bella
One of the Six Angels
Steve Reinhart
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Brian Shyer
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Susan Sigrist
Grace
One of the Six Angels
Connie Simmons
Nanette Bonnard
John Simonson
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
June Squibb
Felice Bonnard
Michael Stearns
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Julane Stites
Gillie Bonnard
Brandy Wayne
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Sammy Williams
Swing Dancer
Teddy Williams
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Marc Winters
Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Standby: John Gabriel (Jacques Bonnard, Philippe Bonnard), Ben Kapen (Grandpere Bonnard, Louis Bonnard) and Iva Withers (Felice Bonnard, Suzanne Bonnard)
Understudies: Leonard Crofoot (Bibi Bonnard) and Vicki Powers (Laurie Mannon)
Theatre World
winner 1968 Award [recipient]
Julie Gregg
winner 1968 Award [recipient]
Mike Rupert
Tony Award®
1968 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by N. Richard Nash; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Produced by David Merrick
1968 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee]
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
winner 1968 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Robert Goulet
1968 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
David Wayne
1968 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Mike Rupert
1968 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Julie Gregg
1968 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Peter Wexler
1968 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Freddy Wittop
winner 1968 Best Choreography [winner]
Gower Champion
winner 1968 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Gower Champion
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1 Sung By
The Happy Time Jacques Bonnard and Family
He's Back Family
Catch My Garter Six Angels
Tomorrow Morning Jacques Bonnard, Grandpere Bonnard, Bibi Bonnard and Six Angels
Please Stay Bibi Bonnard and Jacques Bonnard
I Don't Remember You Jacques Bonnard
St. Pierre Glee Club
I Don't Remember You (Reprise) Laurie Mannon and Jacques Bonnard
Without Me Bibi Bonnard and Schoolmates
The Happy Time (Reprise) Jacques Bonnard
ACT 2 Sung By
Among My Yesterdays Jacques Bonnard
The Life of the Party Grandpere Bonnard, Six Angels and Schoolboys
Seeing Things Jacques Bonnard and Laurie Mannon
Ballet Bibi Bonnard, Gillie Bonnard, Annabelle Bonnard, Nanette Bonnard and Schoolboys
A Certain Girl Grandpere Bonnard, Jacques Bonnard and Bibi Bonnard
Being Alive Jacques Bonnard
The Happy Time (Reprise) Jacques Bonnard and Entire Company