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High Spirits   
An Improbable Musical Comedy

Alvin Theatre, (4/07/1964 - 2/27/1965)
First Preview: Mar 24, 1964 Total Previews: 14
Opening Date: Apr 07, 1964    
Closing Date: Feb 27, 1965 Total Performances: 375

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Condomine's home; the Heath; Madame Arcati's bedroom; the Inner Circle; the Grovechester Hotel.

Production Staff [See More]
Managing Director of Alvin Theatre: Lester Osterman; General Manager of Alvin Theatre: Richard Horner
Produced by Lester Osterman, Robert Fletcher and Richard Horner
Originally produced by On-Stage
Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Based upon "Blithe Spirit" by Noël Coward; Musical Director: Fred Werner; Vocal Direction and Arrangements by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Music orchestrated by Harry Zimmerman; Dance music by William Goldenberg
Directed by Noël Coward; Musical Staging by Danny Daniels; Additional direction (uncredited) by Gower Champion
Scenic Design by Robert Fletcher; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Miss Grimes' costume by Valentina; Wig Design by Bob Kelly and Ira Senz; Sound Design by Jack Tolbutt; Hair Stylist: Phil Leto
Production Manager: Jose Véga; Stage Manager: Frank Gero; Associate Stage Mgr: Bruce Laffey; Flying Supervisor: Fred Gallo
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Music Copyist Supervisor: Bert Clayton Williams
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Dance Captain: Anne Wallace; Vocal Coach: Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Nicholas Gray; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Tammy GrimesElvira
Beatrice LillieMadame Arcati
Edward WoodwardCharles Condomine
Carol ArthurEdith
Margaret HallMrs. Bradman
Lawrence KeithDr. Bradman
Louise TroyRuth Condomine
Adrienne AngelEnsemble
Syndee BalaberEnsemble
Gene CastleRupert
Jerry CraigEnsemble
Jackie CroninEnsemble
Altovise GoreEnsemble
Timothy Gray"Forever and a Day" Singer
Recorded voice only
Judith HaskellEnsemble
Beth HowlandBeth
Jack KauflinEnsemble
Bill KennedyEnsemble
Al LantiEnsemble
Miriam LawrenceEnsemble
Renee LeeEnsemble
Robert LennBob
Alex MacKayEnsemble
Jacqueline MariaEnsemble
Stan MazinEnsemble
Joe McGrathEnsemble
Don PercassiEnsemble
Kathy PrestonEnsemble
Sybil ScotfordEnsemble
Tom ThorntonEnsemble
Ronnie WalkenEnsemble
Anne WallaceEnsemble
Standby: Beulah Garrick (Madame Arcati), Lynne Stuart (Ruth Condomine) and Iva Withers (Elvira)
Understudies: Adrienne Angel (Mrs. Bradman, Ruth Condomine), Lawrence Keith (Charles Condomine), Robert Lenn (Dr. Bradman) and Jacqueline Maria (Edith)
Tony Award®
 1964 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray ;  Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray ;  Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray ;  Produced by Lester Osterman , Robert Fletcher and Richard Horner
 1964 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 
 Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray ;  Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
 1964 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Beatrice Lillie
 1964 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Louise Troy
 1964 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Danny Daniels
 1964 Best Direction (Musical) [nominee] 
 Directed by Noël Coward
 1964 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Fred Werner
 1964 Best Author (Musical) [nominee] 
 Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
music by Timothy Gray and Hugh Martin; lyrics by Timothy Gray and Hugh Martin
ACT 1 Sung By
Was She Prettier Than I?Ruth Condomine
The Bicycle SongMadame Arcati and Ensemble
You'd Better Love MeElvira
Where Is the Man I Married?Charles Condomine and Ruth Condomine
The Sandwich ManBob and Beth
Go Into Your TranceMadame Arcati and Ensemble
Where Is the Man I Married? (Reprise) Ruth Condomine
Forever and a DayCharles Condomine and Elvira
Something Tells MeElvira and Ensemble
I Know Your HeartCharles Condomine and Elvira
Faster Than SoundElvira and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
If I Gave YouCharles Condomine and Ruth Condomine
Talking to YouMadame Arcati
Home Sweet HeavenElvira
Something Is Coming to TeaMadame Arcati and Ensemble
The ExorcismMadame Arcati and Ensemble
What In the World Did You Want?Charles Condomine, Elvira and Ruth Condomine
Faster Than Sound (Reprise) Entire Company