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La Grosse Valise   

54th Street Theatre, (12/14/1965 - 12/18/1965)
First Preview: Dec 02, 1965 Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Dec 14, 1965    
Closing Date: Dec 18, 1965 Total Performances: 7

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Customs at Orly Airport in Paris, France

Production Staff
Produced by Joseph Kipness and Arthur Lesser; Associate Producer: Arthur Cantor
Book by Robert Dhéry; Music by Gerard Calvi; Lyrics by Harold J. Rome; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Gerard Calvi
Directed by Robert Dhéry; Choreographed by Colette Brosset; Associate Choreographer: Tom Panko
Scenic Design by Jacques Dupont; Costume Design by Jacques Dupont; Lighting Design by John Gleason
Production Stage Manager: Bob Burland
Associate Conductor: Karen Gustafson
Costume Supervisor: Frederick Fox
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor and Arthur Solomon
France ArnellLa Nana
Diana BaffaOther
Sybil BartropDeWalleyne
Guy BertilVlaminsky
Maureen ByrnesOther
Baby's Maid
Rita CharisseOld Lady
Mireille ChazalMireille
Diane CoupéSpanish Tourist
Tony DoonanLa Fouillette
an airport police officer
Jacques EbnerTraveler to Bordeaux
Ronn ForellaOther
Ronald FraserJean-Loup Roussel
assistant chief of customs
Marcelo GamboaSpanish Tourist
Bernard GauthronPhotographer
Bald Man
Pat GoslingOther
Guy GrossoPepito
a customs inspector
Joyce JillsonBaby
Carolyn KirschOther
Barry L. MartinRaoul
John MaximChief of customs
Head Scout
Alex McKayOther
Bert MichaelsThe Little Porter
Michael ModoAntoine
a customs inspector
Jean-Michel MoleAndre
Donna SandersOther
Victor SpinettiSvatsou the Clown (M. Cheri)
George Tregre1st Scout
Brigitte ValadinNicolas
Max ViallePhotographer
Chief d'Etat
a diplomatic official
Mary ZahnOther
music by Gerard Calvi; lyrics by Harold Rome
ACT 1 Sung By
La Grosse ValiseJean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), Nicolas and Company
A Big OneJean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), Antoine (a customs inspector), Pepito (a customs inspector), Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), Nicolas and Company
C'est DefenduJean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), La Nana, Pepito (a customs inspector) and Antoine (a customs inspector)
Hamburg WaltzPrincipals and Dancing Girls and Boys
Happy SongAntoine (a customs inspector), Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs), Pepito (a customs inspector) and Chief of customs
For YouBaby
Sandwich for TwoSvatsou the Clown (M. Cheri) and Nicolas
La JavaLa Nana, Chief of customs, Baby and Dancing Girls and Boys
XanaduLa Nana, Svatsou the Clown (M. Cheri) and Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs)
ACT 2 Sung By
Slippy Sloppy ShoesSvatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs) and Dancing Girls and Boys
Spanish DanceJean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs) and Mireille
For You (Reprise) Jean-Loup Roussel (assistant chief of customs) and Baby
Delilah Done Me WrongSvatsou the Clown (M. Cheri), La Nana and Slaves
HawaiiLa Nana, Baby and Dancing Girls