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The Day Before Spring   

 
National Theatre, (11/22/1945 - 4/13/1946)
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Opening Date: Nov 22, 1945    
Closing Date: Apr 13, 1946 Total Performances: 167

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The Townsends' apartment, New York City; various places in Harrison. Twenty-four hours on a day -- and night -- in June.



Production Staff
Produced by John C. Wilson
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music orchestrated by Harold Byrns; Vocal arrangements by Frederick Loewe; Musical Director: Franz Allers and Maurice Abravanel
Staged by John C. Wilson; Book directed by Edward Padula; Choreographed by Anthony Tudor
Scenic Design by Robert Davison; Costume Design by Miles White; Assistant to Miles White: Sylvia Saal
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill
General Stage Manager: Ward Bishop; Stage Manager: John Sola; Assistant Stage Mgr: Clarence Geiger
Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Willard Keefe and David Tebet; Casting: Richard La Marr
Cast
Bette AndersonLucille
Vocal Ensemble
John ArcherPeter Townsend
Richard AstorDancer
Lucille BensonMay Tompkins
Paul BestVoltaire
Bruce CartwrightDancer
Ronald ChetwoodDancer
Janice CioffiDancer
Charles DanfordVocal Ensemble
Nina DeanVocal Ensemble
Shirley DeanVocal Ensemble
Lois EastmanVocal Ensemble
Robert FieldHarry Scott
Lucille FloetmanLeonore
Vocal Ensemble
Bert FreedBill Tompkins
Mattlyn GevurtzDancer
Ralph GloverPlato
Arlouine GoodjohnSusan
Vocal Ensemble
Tom HelmoreGerald Barker
Bill JohnsonAlex Maitland
Erik KristenDancer
Hugh LaingAlex
in book
Hermann LeopoldiFreud
Karol LoraineMarie
Vocal Ensemble
Estelle LoringMarjorie
Vocal Ensemble
Robert LussierVocal Ensemble
Irene ManningKatherine Townsend
Dwight MarfieldEddie Warren
Paul MarioVocal Ensemble
Patricia MarshallChristopher Randolph
Tommy MatthewsVocal Ensemble
Don MayoJoe McDonald
Keny McCordVocal Ensemble
Jack MillerDancer
Isabel MirrowDancer
June MorrisDancer
Mary Ellen MoylanKatherine
in book
Betty Jean SmytheAnne
Vocal Ensemble
Eva SolteszDancer
Alfred SukeyVocal Ensemble
Ernest TaylorVocal Ensemble
Eleanor TreiberDancer
Bernard TunisseVocal Ensemble
Sonja TyvenDancer
Jeffrey WarrenVocal Ensemble
Frank WestbrookDancer
Theatre World
winner 1946 Award [recipient] 
  Patricia Marshall
music by Frederick Loewe; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
ACT 1 Sung By
The Day Before SpringKatherine Townsend
God's Green WorldAlex Maitland and Ensemble
You Haven't Changed at AllKatherine Townsend and Alex Maitland
My Love Is a Married ManChristopher Randolph
The Day Before Spring (Reprise) Katherine Townsend and Alex Maitland
ACT 2 Sung By
Friends to the EndBill Tompkins, Joe McDonald, Harry Scott, Gerald Barker and Alumni
A Jug of WineChristopher Randolph
I Love You This MorningKatherine Townsend and Alex Maitland
The Day Before Spring (Reprise) Alex Maitland and Katherine Townsend
Where's My Wife?Peter Townsend and Ensemble
This Is My HolidayKatherine Townsend