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Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (10/01/1941 - 7/04/1942)
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Opening Date: Oct 01, 1941    
Closing Date: Jul 04, 1942 Total Performances: 326

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Winsocki, Pennsylvania.

Production Staff
Produced by George Abbott
Book by John Cecil Holm; Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Music orchestrated by Don Walker and Hans Spialek; Overture by Robert Russell Bennett
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Gene Kelly
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Miles White
Conducted by Archey Bleyer
Buddy AllenEnsemble
Dancing Boy
June AllysonMinerva
Van AtkinsEnsemble
Singing Boy
John BalianSinging Boy
Wilbur BaronDancing Boy
Eileen BartonEnsemble
Singing Girl
Kenneth BowersHunk Hoyt
Frances BryanDancing Girl
Kenneth BuffettEnsemble
Dancing Boy
Maureen CannonHelen Schlessinger
Marianne CudeDancing Girl
Danny DanielsJunior
Dancing Boy
Richard DickFreshman
Dancing Boy
Tommy DixChuck Green
Stanley DonenEnsemble
Dancing Boy
Dorothy EdenDancing Girl
Peggy Anne EllisEnsemble
Singing Girl
Bee FarnumEnsemble
Dancing Girl
Mary GanlyDancing Girl
Harvey GouldSinging Boy
Barbara GrantSinging Girl
Robert GriffithProf. Williams
Ann GuierDancing Girl
Kay GuierDancing Girl
Bobby HarrellSatchel Moyer
Roger HewlettProfessor Lloyd
Rhoda HoffmanEnsemble
Dancing Girl
Carol HortonSinging Girl
Beverly HosierEnsemble
Singing Girl
Gil JohnsonDancing Boy
Jack Jordan, Jr.Dutch Miller
Perry JubelirerDancing Boy
Terry KellyEnsemble
Dancing Girl
Rosemary LaneGale Joy
Stuart LangleyOld Grad
Norma LehnWaitress
Eugene MartinSinging Boy
Marty MayJack Haggerty
Betty McCloskeySinging Girl
Elaine MillerSinging Girl
Betty Anne NymanMiss Ferguson
Miss Delaware Water Gap
Billy ParsonsEnsemble
Dancing Boy
Kaye PoppDancing Girl
Penny PorterSinging Girl
Lee RobertsGoofy Clark
Renee RochelleSinging Girl
Marilyn RossEnsemble
Singing Girl
Rosemary SchaeferEnsemble
Dancing Girl
Rose Marie SchillerDancing Girl
Victoria SchoolsEthel
Audrey SperlingSinging Girl
George StaiseyEnsemble
Dancing Boy
Gil Stratton, Jr.Bud Hooper
Buddy StylesDancing Boy
Lenore ThomasDancing Girl
Elmer VernonDancing Boy
Nancy Walker
Broadway debut
Blind Date
Fleming WardDr. Reeber
Art WilliamsEnsemble
Dancing Boy
Lou Wills, Jr.Fred Jones
Doris YorkEnsemble
Dancing Girl
Vincent YorkChester Billings
music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
ACT 1 Sung By
Don't Sell the Night ShortMinerva, Blind Date, Students and Girls
Three Men on a DateBud Hooper, Dutch Miller and Hunk Hoyt
That's How I Love the BluesGale Joy and Jack Haggerty
The Three B'sEthel, Minerva and Blind Date
Everytime (Ev'ry Time)Helen Schlessinger
The Guy Who Brought MeGale Joy, Jack Haggerty, Bud Hooper, Dutch Miller and Hunk Hoyt
I Know You By HeartBud Hooper
Shady Lady BirdHelen Schlessinger and Students
Shady Lady Bird (Reprise) Helen Schlessinger and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Buckle Down, WinsockiChuck Green, Old Grad and Chorus
My First PromiseEthel
What Do You Think I Am?Minerva and Hunk Hoyt
My First PromiseSingers
What Do You Think I Am?Chorus
Just a Little Joint With a Juke BoxBlind Date and Hunk Hoyt
Where Do You Travel?Jack Haggerty, Helen Schlessinger, Miss Delaware Water Gap and Singers
Everytime (Ev'ry Time) (Reprise) Gale Joy
I'd Gladly TradeGale Joy and Entire Company