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La Grosse Valise   

 
54th Street Theatre , (12/14/1965 - 12/18/1965)
First Preview:Dec 02, 1965 Total Previews:12
Opening Date:Dec 14, 1965   
Closing Date:Dec 18, 1965 Total Performances:7

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Customs at Orly Airport in Paris, France


Production Staff
Produced by Joseph Kipness and Arthur Lesser; Associate Producer: Arthur Cantor
Book by Robert Dhéry; Music by Gerard Calvi; Lyrics by Harold J. Rome; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Gerard Calvi
Directed by Robert Dhéry; Choreographed by Colette Brosset; Associate Choreographer: Tom Panko
Scenic Design by Jacques Dupont; Costume Design by Jacques Dupont; Lighting Design by John Gleason
Production Stage Manager: Bob Burland
Associate Conductor: Karen Gustafson
Costume Supervisor: Frederick Fox
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor and Arthur Solomon
Cast
France Arnell La Nana
Diana Baffa Other
Sybil Bartrop DeWalleyne
Guy Bertil Vlaminsky
Maureen Byrnes Other
Baby's Maid
Rita Charisse Old Lady
Mireille Chazal Mireille
Diane Coupé Spanish Tourist
Tony Doonan La Fouillette
an airport police officer
Berthozeau
Jacques Ebner Traveler to Bordeaux
Ronn Forella Other
Ronald Fraser Jean-Loup Roussel
assistant chief of customs
Marcelo Gamboa Spanish Tourist
Bernard Gauthron Photographer
Bald Man
Pat Gosling Other
Guy Grosso Pepito
a customs inspector
Joyce Jillson Baby
Carolyn Kirsch Other
Barry L. Martin Raoul
John Maxim Chief of customs
Pedralini
Head Scout
Alex McKay Other
Bert Michaels The Little Porter
Michael Modo Antoine
a customs inspector
Jean-Michel Mole Andre
Donna Sanders Other
Victor Spinetti Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri)
George Tregre 1st Scout
Brigitte Valadin Nicolas
Max Vialle Photographer
Chief d'Etat
a diplomatic official
Mary Zahn Other
music by Gerard Calvi; lyrics by Harold Rome
ACT 1Sung By
La Grosse Valise Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), Nicolas and Company
A Big One Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), Antoine (a customs inspector), Pepito (a customs inspector), Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), Nicolas and Company
C'est Defendu Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), La Nana, Pepito (a customs inspector) and Antoine (a customs inspector)
Hamburg Waltz Principals and Dancing Girls and Boys
Happy Song Antoine (a customs inspector), Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), Pepito (a customs inspector) and Chief of customs
For You Baby
Sandwich for Two Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri) and Nicolas
La Java La Nana, Chief of customs, Baby and Dancing Girls and Boys
Xanadu La Nana, Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri) and Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs)
ACT 2Sung By
Slippy Sloppy Shoes Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs) and Dancing Girls and Boys
Spanish Dance Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs) and Mireille
For You (Reprise)Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs) and Baby
Delilah Done Me Wrong Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), La Nana and Slaves
Hawaii La Nana, Baby and Dancing Girls