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The Vamp   

 
Winter Garden Theatre , (11/10/1955 - 12/31/1955)
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Opening Date:Nov 10, 1955   
Closing Date:Dec 31, 1955 Total Performances:60

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts and ten scenes
Setting: New York and Hollywood


Production Staff
Produced by Oscar S. Lerman, Martin Cohen and Alexander Carson; Associate Producer: Manuel D. Herbert
Book by John La Touche and Sam Locke; Based on a story by John La Touche; Music by James Mundy; Lyrics by John La Touche; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Vocal arrangements by Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by James Mundy; Incidental music by Jack Pfeiffer
Directed by David Alexander; Choreographed by Robert Alton
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois
Company Manager: Emmett Callahan
Production Supervisor: Robert Alton; Production Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Charles Millang and Clarke Gordon
Press Representative: Frank Goodman
Cast
Carol Channing Flora Weems
Jack Harrold Bluestone
David Atkinson Oliver J. Oxheart
Malcolm Lee Beggs Stark Clayton
Will Geer Uncle Garvey
Patricia Hammerlee Elsie Chelsea
Matt Mattox Charlie
Bibi Osterwald Bessie Bisco
Steve Reeves Muscle Man
Samson
Robert Rippy Dick Hicks
Stanley Hubermayer
Jack Waldron Myron H. Hubbard
Mark Aldon Dancer
Chad Block Dancer
Ron Cecill Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Charleen Clark Singer
Sandyl Cordell Aunt Hester
Robert Daley Dancer
Cathryn Damon Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Pepe De Chazza Dancer
Rudy Del Campo Dancer
Burnell Dietsch Dancer
Mary Jane Doerr Dancer
Phyllis Dorne Ticket Girl
Dancer
Dick Eskeli Second Cameraman
Singer
Roger Franklin Fire Commisioner
Singer
Joyce Gladmond Singer
Stokey Gray Singer
Suan Hartman Dancer
Barbara Heath Dancer
David Kashner Whip Man
Barbara Koerber Dancer
William Krach Singer
Hugh Lambert Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Lucia Lambert Dancer
Barbara Leigh Dancer
Paul Lipson Barney Ostertag
Bernice Massi Singer
Vincent McMahon Singer
David Neuman Snake Charmer
High Priest
Robert Norris Dancer
Lila Popper Dancer
Dom Salinaro Dancer
Donna Sanders Singer
Helen Silver Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Kelley Stephens Singer
Mike Stevens Dancer
Kay Turner Singer
Ralph Wayne Singer
Pat Wharton Dancer
Understudies: Chad Block (Charlie), Phyllis Dorne (Bessie Bisco), Roger Franklin (Uncle Garvey), Stokely Gray (Dick Hicks), Jack Harrold (Barney Ostertag, Myron H. Hubbard, Stark Clayton), Jacqueline James (Flora Weems), Bernice Massi (Elsie Chelsea) and Kelley Stephens (Aunt Hester)
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Carol Channing
 1956 Best Choreography [nominee]
Robert Alton
 1956 Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
music by James Mundy; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1Sung By
The Spiel Myron H. Hubbard, Bessie Bisco and Patrons of the Coliseum
The Flickers Ticket Girl and Patrons
Keep Your Nose to the Grindstone Flora Weems, Uncle Garvey and Aunt Hester
That's Where a Man Fits In Flora Weems
I've Always Loved You Flora Weems and Farm Folk
You're Colossal Elsie Chelsea and Dick Hicks (Stanley Hubermayer)
Fan Club Chant Movie Fans
Have You Met Delilah? Oliver J. Oxheart
Yeemy Yeemy Flora Weems and Oriental Entourage
The Vamps Charlie, Dancers and Fans
Delilah's Dilemna Flora Weems and Movie Fans
ACT 2Sung By
Four Little Misfits Elsie Chelsea, Bessie Bisco, Dick Hicks (Stanley Hubermayer) and Charlie
Samson and Delilah Florah as Delilah, Samson, Whip Man, High Priest, Dancers and Movie Co.
Why Does It Have To Be You? Oliver J. Oxheart
Ragtime Romeo Bessie Bisco, Charlie and Boys
I'm Everybody's Baby Flora Weems
I'm Everybody's Baby (Reprise)Flora Weems, Barney Ostertag, Dick Hicks (Stanley Hubermayer), Myron H. Hubbard and Stark Clayton
The Impossible She Oliver J. Oxheart and OHO Boys
Finale Company