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The Happy Time   

 
Broadway Theatre , (1/18/1968 - 9/28/1968)
First Preview:Dec 29, 1967 Total Previews:23
Opening Date:Jan 18, 1968   
Closing Date:Sep 28, 1968 Total Performances:286

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The past. Jacques Bonnard's studio and his home in a small town in Canada.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by N. Richard Nash; Based on the play by Samuel Taylor; Based on the book by Robert Fontaine; Musical Director: Oscar Kosarin; Vocal arrangements by Oscar Kosarin; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance and incidental music arrangements by Marvin Laird
Directed and filmed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Kevin Carlisle
Scenic Design by Peter Wexler; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant to Miss. Rosenthal: William H. Batchelder
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Fred Cuneo
Production Manager: Michael Thoma; Production Stage Manager: Bob Bernard; Stage Manager: Jeff Chambers; Film Technical Direction: Barry O. Gordon
Film Sequences created by Christopher Chapman
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Dance Captain: Nicole Barth; Assistant Dance Captain: Lowell Purvis; Casting: Michael Shurtleff
Cast
Robert Goulet Jacques Bonnard
David Wayne Grandpere Bonnard
Jeanne Arnold Suzanne Bonnard
Charles Durning Louis Bonnard
Julie Gregg Laurie Mannon
George S. Irving Philippe Bonnard
Mike Rupert Bibi Bonnard
Ron Abshire Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jovanni Anthony Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Marc Anthony Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Quinn Baird Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Andy Bew Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Alan Blight Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Blake Bown Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
George Connolly Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Leonard Crofoot Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Ron Crofoot Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Tom De Mastri Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Wayne Dugger Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Paul Dwyer Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Tammie Fillhart Sylvie
One of the Six Angels
Kim Freund Annabelle Bonnard
Scott Gandert Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jacki Garland Lizette
One of the Six Angels
Joe Giamalva Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jeffrey Golkin Foufie
Eric Hamilton Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Gary Hamilton Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jeffrey Hamilton Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Kevin Hamilton Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Dallas Johann Ganache
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mary Gail Laverenz Dorine
One of the Six Angels
Gene Law Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mark Lonergan Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mary Ann O'Reilly Monique
One of the Six Angels
Vicki Powers Bella
One of the Six Angels
Steve Reinhart Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Brian Shyer Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Susan Sigrist Grace
One of the Six Angels
Connie Simmons Nanette Bonnard
John Simonson Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
June Squibb Felice Bonnard
Michael Stearns Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Julane Stites Gillie Bonnard
Brandy Wayne Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Sammy Williams Swing Dancer
Teddy Williams Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Marc Winters Singing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Standbys: John Gabriel (Jacques Bonnard, Philippe Bonnard), Ben Kapen (Grandpere Bonnard, Louis Bonnard) and Iva Withers (Felice Bonnard, Suzanne Bonnard)
Understudies: Leonard Crofoot (Bibi Bonnard) and Vicki Powers (Laurie Mannon)
Tony Award®
 1968 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by N. Richard Nash; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Produced by David Merrick
 1968 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee]
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
winner 1968 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Robert Goulet
 1968 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
David Wayne
 1968 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Mike Rupert
 1968 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Julie Gregg
 1968 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Peter Wexler
 1968 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Freddy Wittop
winner 1968 Best Choreography [winner]
Gower Champion
winner 1968 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Gower Champion
Theatre World
nominee 1968 Award [recipient]
Julie Gregg
nominee 1968 Award [recipient]
Mike Rupert
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1Sung By
The Happy Time Jacques Bonnard and Family
He's Back Family
Catch My Garter Six Angels
Tomorrow Morning Jacques Bonnard, Grandpere Bonnard, Bibi Bonnard and Six Angels
Please Stay Bibi Bonnard and Jacques Bonnard
I Don't Remember You Jacques Bonnard
St. Pierre Glee Club
I Don't Remember You (Reprise)Laurie Mannon and Jacques Bonnard
Without Me Bibi Bonnard and Schoolmates
The Happy Time (Reprise)Jacques Bonnard
ACT 2Sung By
Among My Yesterdays Jacques Bonnard
The Life of the Party Grandpere Bonnard, Six Angels and Schoolboys
Seeing Things Jacques Bonnard and Laurie Mannon
Ballet Bibi Bonnard, Gillie Bonnard, Annabelle Bonnard, Nanette Bonnard and Schoolboys
A Certain Girl Grandpere Bonnard, Jacques Bonnard and Bibi Bonnard
Being Alive Jacques Bonnard
The Happy Time (Reprise)Jacques Bonnard and Entire Company