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I Had a Ball   

 
Martin Beck Theatre , (12/15/1964 - 6/12/1965)
First Preview:Dec 08, 1964 Total Previews:
Opening Date:Dec 15, 1964   
Closing Date:Jun 12, 1965 Total Performances:199

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Coney Island, on the Fourth of July and sixty days later. The present.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck Theatre General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Joseph Kipness
Book by Jerome Chodorov; Music by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman; Lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman; Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport; Vocal arrangements by Pembroke Davenport; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson; Assistant Musical Dir.: Rene Wiegert
Directed by Lloyd Richards; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant Choreographer: Tom Panko
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to the Designer: Robert Darling
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: S.M. Handelsman
Production Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Stage Manager: Nathan Caldwell, Jr.; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bob Bernard; Technical Consultant: Jules Fischer
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek; Head Copyist: Thomas P. Brown
Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw; Assistant Press Representative: Paul Solomon; Dance Captain: Marty Allen; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
Buddy Hackett Garside
Richard Kiley Stan The Shpieler
Rosetta LeNoire Ma Maloney
The Alley Gang
Luba Lisa Addie
Morocco Morocco
Karen Morrow Jeannie
Al Nesor Gimlet
The Alley Gang
Steve Roland Brooks
Ted Thurston Officer Millhauser
Jack Wakefield Joe The Muzzler
The Alley Gang
Conrad Yama George Osaka
The Alley Gang
Marty Allen Lifeguard
Dancer
Doria Avila Dancer
Bob Bernard Dancer
Miriamne Burton Singer
Jacqueline Carol Singer
Jacque Dean Singer
Eugene Edwards Singer
Mary Ehara Dancer
Marilyn Feder Singer
Herb Fields Singer
Ray Gilbert Dancer
Murray Goldkind Singer
Sheldon Golomb Child
Marvin Goodis Singer
Edward J. Heim Dancer
Gary Hubler Dancer
Scott Hunter Dancer
Nathaniel Jones Jimmy
Gina Kaye Child
Sandra Lein Dancer
Shirley Leinwand Singer
Nancy Lynch Dancer
Patti Mariano Dancer
Lispet Nelson Singer
Alice Shanahan Dancer
John Sharpe Dancer
June Eve Story Dancer
Herb Surface Singer
Patti Ann Watson Dancer
John Wheeler Singer
Standby: Charles Braswell (Brooks, Stan The Shpieler)
Understudies: Bob Bernard (Joe The Muzzler), Miriamne Burton (Ma Maloney), Lispet Nelson (Jeannie), June Eve Story (Addie, Morocco), Herbert Surface (Gimlet) and John Wheeler (George Osaka, Officer Millhauser)
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Luba Lisa
Theatre World
nominee 1965 Award [recipient]
Luba Lisa
ACT 1Sung By
Coney Island, U.S.A. Joe The Muzzler (The Alley Gang), Ma Maloney (The Alley Gang), George Osaka (The Alley Gang), Gimlet (The Alley Gang), Coney Characters, Tourists and Children
The Other Half of Me Stan The Shpieler
Red-Blooded American Boy Brooks and the Alley Gang
I Got Everything I Want Jeannie
Freud Garside
Think Beautiful Ma Maloney (The Alley Gang), Jeannie, Joe The Muzzler (The Alley Gang), George Osaka (The Alley Gang), Gimlet (The Alley Gang) and Ensemble
Addie's At It Again Addie, Joe The Muzzler (The Alley Gang), George Osaka (The Alley Gang) and Gimlet (The Alley Gang)
Faith Stan The Shpieler, the Alley Gang, Children and Ensemble
Can It Be Possible? Stan The Shpieler, Jeannie, Brooks, Addie and Garside
ACT 2Sung By
The Neighborhood Song Ma Maloney (The Alley Gang), the Alley Gang and Coney Characters
The Affluent Society Stan The Shpieler and Brooks
Boys, Boys, Boys Addie and Lifeguards
Fickle Finger of Fate Stan The Shpieler
I Had a Ball Jeannie, the Alley Gang, Morocco and Coney Characters
Almost Jeannie
You Deserve Me Garside, Brooks and Addie
You Deserve Me (Reprise)Garside
Tunnel of Love Chase Garside, Stan The Shpieler, Jeannie, Officer Millhauser and Ensemble