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Sons o' Fun   

 
Winter Garden Theatre , (12/01/1941 - 3/29/1943)
46th Street Theatre , (3/29/1943 - 8/29/1943)
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Opening Date:Dec 01, 1941   
Closing Date:Aug 29, 1943 Total Performances:742

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A vaudeville revue in two acts


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Trebuhs Realty Co., Inc.
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Music by Jack Yellen and Sam E. Fain; Book by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson and Hal Block; Lyrics by Sam E. Fain and Jack Yellen; Interpolated dance music composed by Will Irwin; "La Cancion de las Flores" composed by Silvio Masciarelli; Additional music by Jay Levison and Ray Evans; Vocal arrangements by Pembroke Davenport; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino; Music arranged by Domenico Savino and Charles C. Cooke; Musical Director: John McManus
Directed by Eddie Dowling; Choreographed by Robert Alton; Production Supervised by Harry Kaufman
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Technical advisor to Mr. du Bois: Albert A. Ostrander; Assistant to Mr. du Bois: Mary Grant and Joseph Fretwell III; Lighting Design by Eddie Dowling
Company Manager: Lawrence Shubert Lawrence, Jr.
Stage Director: Dennis Murray; Stage Manager: Milton Stern; Assistant Stage Mgr: Donald Irving Green
Assistant to Mr. Dowling: Milton Stern; Assistant to Mr. Kaufman: Archie Thomson; Assistant to Mr. Alton: Roy Dodge; General Press Representative: C. P. Greneker; Assistant Press Representative: Joe Flynn
Cast
Al Anthony Ensemble
Antonio "Los Chavalillos" Performer
Gypsy
Manuelo
Joan Baker Ensemble
Biltmorette
Tony Barrett Ensemble
Ben Beri Principal
Joe Besser "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
"A Quiet Night In The Country" Performer
Rookie
Induction Center
"Some More Fun In One" Performer
Cowboy Joe
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
"Those Umbrella Men" Performer
Blackburn Twins Jiver
It's A New Kind Of Thing
"Happy In Love" Performer
Margot Brander Soloist
Moment Musicale
Trudy Burke "Finale" Singer
Ensemble
Carter & Bowie Principal
Milton Charleston "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
"More Fun In One" Performer
Navy Man
Induction Center
"Some More Fun In One" Performer
Black Mike
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
Phil Clavadetscher Ensemble
Richard Craig "More Fun In One" Performer
"Finale" Singer
Gloria Crystal "Some More Fun In One" Performer
Crystal Twins "Happy In Love" Performer
Ronda Dale Ensemble
Ernie D'Amato "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Valet
Moment Musicale
Eddie Davis Attendant
The Joke's On Us
"Happy In Love" Performer
Shannon Dean Jiver
It's A New Kind Of Thing
Divorcee
Meditation
"Happy In Love" Performer
Madame La Rue
It's a Mighty Fine Country We have Here
Ensemble
Bruce Evans Scrubladies
The Joke's On Us
"Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Georgia Francis Ensemble
Margaret Gairaud Ensemble
Al Ganz "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Pitchman
Don Gautier Scrubladies
The Joke's On Us
"Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Porthole
Porthole and Poopdeck
Paw
It's a Mighty Fine Country We have Here
Amelia Gentry Ensemble
H. Magna & Sprenger Principal
William Hawley Ensemble
John Howes "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Barbara Hull Ensemble
Henning Irgens Ensemble
Edna Isenburg Biltmorette
Catherine Johnson Lena
Fun In One
"More Fun In One" Performer
"Some More Fun In One" Performer
"Lena" Performer
Chic Johnson "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
"A Quiet Night In The Country" Performer
Dumbo
Meditation
Conscientious Objector
Induction Center
Poopdeck
Porthole and Poopdeck
Deadeye Dick
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
"Retired Business Man" Performer
Vilma Josey Principal
Lionel Kaye The Daffy Auctioneer
Olsen & Johnson's Surprise Party
John Keno Bowler
Fun In One
"Some More Fun In One" Performer
Ivan Kirov Principal
Gloria Koster Ensemble
Kay Lazell Ensemble
Frank Libuse Head Usher
Conductor
"Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Maestro
Fun In One
"A Quiet Night In The Country" Performer
At the Baby Grand
Moment Musicale
Call Boy
"Those Umbrella Men" Performer
James Little "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
"A Quiet Night In The Country" Performer
"More Fun In One" Performer
Sergeant
Induction Center
"Some More Fun In One" Performer
Bartender
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
Ella Logan Principal
Helen Magna "More Fun In One" Performer
"Happy In Love" Performer
Joan Martin Ensemble
Jack McClendon Ensemble
Virginia McCurdy "Some More Fun In One" Performer
Ensemble
Al Meyers "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Pitchman
Carmen Miranda Principal
Jean Moorehead Jiver
It's A New Kind Of Thing
"A Quiet Night In The Country" Performer
Ensemble
"Finale" Dancer
Bill Moran "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Moran & Wiser Prospector
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
Mullen Twins "Happy In Love" Performer
Carol Murphy Ensemble
Kitty Murray Attendant
The Joke's On Us
Maid
It's A New Kind Of Thing
"Happy In Love" Performer
Wynn Murray "It's a New Kind of Thing" Performer
"Happy In Love" Performer
Hattie
Thank You, South American
Sheriff
It's a Mighty Fine Country We have Here
"Manuelo" Performer
Olive Nicholson Ensemble
Peter Nielson Ensemble
Ole Olsen "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
"Fun In One" Performer
"A Quiet Night In The Country" Performer
"More Fun In One" Performer
Husband
Meditation
Captain
Induction Center
"Some More Fun In One" Performer
The Master Mind
Porthole and Poopdeck
Gentleman Jim
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
Parker & Porthole Principal
Eleanor Parr "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Ensemble
Martha Rawlins "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Shorty Renna "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Mexican Pete
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
Rosario "Los Chavalillos" Performer
Gypsy
Manuelo
Stanley Ross Principal
Albert Ruiz Ensemble
Winifred Seeley Maw
It's a Mighty Fine Country We have Here
Ensemble
Eileen Shirley Army Hostess
Induction Center
Ensemble
Diane Sinclair Couple
It's A New Kind Of Thing
"Happy In Love" Performer
Little Nell
It's a Mighty Fine Country We have Here
Ensemble
Statler Twins "Happy In Love" Performer
Beverly Sweet Biltmorette
Don Tompkins Scrubladies
The Joke's On Us
Volunteer
Induction Center
Admiral
"'Hellzapoppin' Night in Buckeye, Arizona
Carl Trees Ensemble
Valentinoff Couple
It's A New Kind Of Thing
"Happy In Love" Performer
The Dancer
Thank You, South American
Bandit
It's a Mighty Fine Country We have Here
Fighter
Manuelo
"Finale" Dancer
Paul Walton "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer
Watson & O'Rourke Principal
Jack Whitney "Happy In Love" Performer
Bandit
It's a Mighty Fine Country We have Here
Fighter
Manuelo
Gene Winchester "Those Sons O' Fun" Performer

ACT 1
The Joke's On Us
(music by Will Irwin)
It's a New Kind of Thing
Happy in Love
Thank You, South America
Thank You, North America
(music by Will Irwin)
ACT 2
It's a Mighty Fine Country We Have Here
Hi-Ho, THe Hoe-Down Way
(lyrics by Irving Kahal)
Manuelo
(lyrics by Irving Kahal)
Tete a Tete
Let's Say Goodnight with a Dance