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St. James Theatre, (12/23/1974 - 1/04/1975)
First Preview: Nov 11, 1974 Total Previews: 51
Opening Date: Dec 23, 1974    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1975 Total Performances: 16

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The mid-1930s. On and around the campus of Tait College.


Production Staff
Produced by Harry Rigby and Terry Allen Kramer; Associate Producer: Robert Anglund, Stan Hurwit and Frank Montalvo
Music by Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown; Book by Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel and B.G. DeSylva; Lyrics by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Dance and incidental music composed and arranged by Luther Henderson; Musical Director: Liza Redfield; Book adapted by Abe Burrows
Directed by Abe Burrows; Choreographed by Donald Saddler; Assistant Choreographer: Arthur Faria
Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager; Costume Design by Donald Brooks; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Tony Alloy
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs
Musical Supervisor: Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: John J. Moore
Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates; Casting: Howard Feuer
Cast
Alice Faye
Professor Kenyon
Gene Nelson
Bill Johnson
Stubby Kaye
Pooch Kearney
Michael Austin
Boy
Jimmy Brennan
Slats
Tap Dancer
Boy
Tommy Breslin
Sylvester
Wayne Bryan
Bobby Randall
Joseph Burke
Beef Saunders
Tim Cassidy
Boy
Happy Days Quartet
Baton Twirler
Paula Cinko
Millie
Coed
Terry Eno
Windy
Tap Dancer
Robin Gerson
Coed
Lynda Goodfriend
Baton Twirler
Coed
Lisa Guignard
Acrobat
Baton Twirler
Coed
Anne Kaye
Coed
Barbara Lail
Babe O'Day
Mary Ann Lipson
Coed
Acrobat
Sally O'Donnell
Coed
Ernie Pysher
Colton Player
Acrobat
Boy
Jana Robbins
Pat
Professor Kenyon
Randall Robbins
Happy Days Quartet
Boy
Marti Rolph
Connie Lane
Jeff Spielman
Acrobat
Boy
Scott Stevensen
Tom Marlowe
Happy Days Quartet
David Thomé
Happy Days Quartet
Boy
Rebecca Urich
Flo
Coed
Marcia Lynn Watkins
Coed
Swings: Kathey Carlson and David Fredericks
Understudies: Jimmy Brennan (Pooch Kearney, Sylvester), Tommy Breslin (Bobby Randall), Tim Cassidy (Slats), Paula Cinko (Pat), Terry Eno (Tom Marlowe), Anne Kaye (Connie Lane), Sally O'Donnell (Flo), Ernie Pysher (Beef Saunders), Randall Robbins (Bill Johnson), David Thomé (Windy), Rebecca Urich (Babe O'Day) and Marcia Lynn Watkins (Millie)
Theatre World
winner 1975 Award [recipient]
Marti Rolph
winner 1975 Award [recipient]
Scott Stevensen
Drama Desk Award
1975 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Donald Saddler
music by Ray Henderson; lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
ACT 1 Sung By
Overture Orchestra and Company
He's a Ladies' Man Pat, Millie, Flo and Students
The Best Things in Life are Free Professor Kenyon and Students
Just Imagine Connie Lane, Pat, Millie and Flo
Happy Days Tom Marlowe, Pat, Millie, Flo, Sylvester and
Button Up Your Overcoat Bobby Randall and Babe O'Day
Lucky in Love Connie Lane, Tom Marlowe and Students
You're the Cream in My Coffee Professor Kenyon and Johnson
Varsity Drag Babe O'Day and Students
Together Professor Kenyon
Tait Song Bill Johnson, Pooch Kearney and Students
Lucky in Love (Reprise) Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Today's the Day Girls
Girl of the Pi Beta Phi Pat and Girls
Good News Professor Kenyon, Connie Lane and Students
Keep Your Sunny Side Up Pooch Kearney and
The Best Things in Life Are Free (Reprise) Connie Lane and Tom Marlowe
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
I Want to Be Bad Professor Kenyon
The Professor and the Students Professor Kenyon, Pooch Kearney and Company
Finale Company