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A Joyful Noise   

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (12/15/1966 - 12/24/1966)
First Preview: Nov 28, 1966 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Dec 15, 1966    
Closing Date: Dec 24, 1966 Total Performances: 12

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Time: Yesterday and Today. Place: Macedonia and Nashville, Tennessee.

Production Staff
Produced by Edward Padula and L. Slade Brown; Produced in association with Sid Bernstein
Music by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau; Lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau; Book by Edward Padula; Based on "The Insolent Breed" by Borden Deal; Music orchestrated by Bill Stegmeyer; Vocal arrangements by Bill Stegmeyer; Musical Director: Rene Wiegert
Directed by Edward Padula; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Assistant Choreographer: Leland Palmer and Jo Jo Smith
Scenic Design by Peter Wexler; Costume Design by Peter Joseph; Lighting Design by Peter Wexler
Production Supervisor: Jeb Schary; Production Stage Manager: Edward Julien; Stage Manager: Howard Perloff
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon
Martin AmbroseFreddy
Saw Mill Boys and The Motley Crew
Bonnie AnoEnsemble Dancer
Ken AyersDirector
Ensemble Singer
Chris BocchinoEnsemble Dancer
Shawn CampbellJohn Tom
Paul CharlesBoy
Ensemble Dancer
Clifford DavidBrother Locke
Susan DonovanEnsemble Dancer
Jack FletcherStage Manager
Ensemble Singer
Winston DeWitt HemsleyEnsemble Dancer
Baayork LeeEnsemble Dancer
Stuart MannEnsemble Singer
Eric MasonEnsemble Singer
George MathewsWalter Wishenant
Veronica McCormickEnsemble Singer
Jack MettéAnnouncer
Ensemble Singer
Charles MorleyJaybird
Saw Mill Boys and The Motley Crew
Karen MorrowMary Texas
April NevinsEnsemble Dancer
Leland PalmerMiss Jimmie
Scott PearsonBoy
Ensemble Dancer
Alan PetersonBoy
Ensemble Dancer
Diane PhillipsEnsemble Dancer
Barry PrestonBoy
Ensemble Dancer
Jessica QuinnEnsemble Singer
John RaittShade Motley
Steven RossEnsemble Dancer
Darrell SandeenEnsemble Singer
Joy SerioEnsemble Dancer
Jo Jo SmithBailey
Ensemble Dancer
Oatis StephensOscar
Saw Mill Boys and The Motley Crew
Melissa StoneburnEnsemble Dancer
Swen SwensonBliss Stanley
Diane TarletonEnsemble Singer
Linda TheilEnsemble Singer
Jamie ThomasEnsemble Singer
Tommy TuneTommy
Saw Mill Boys and The Motley Crew
Ensemble Dancer
Carol Flynn VasquezEnsemble Dancer
Art WallaceSam Fredrickson
Susan WatsonJenny Lee
Eric WeissbergDe Witt
Saw Mill Boys and The Motley Crew
Understudies: Chris Bocchino (Miss Jimmie), Jack Fletcher (Brother Locke), Jack Metté (Shade Motley), Von O'Fallon (John Tom), Darrell Sandeen (Walter Wishenant), Jamie Thomas (Jenny Lee, Mary Texas) and Tommy Tune (Saw Mill Boys)
Tony Award®
 1967 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Leland Palmer
 1967 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Susan Watson
 1967 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Michael Bennett
music by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau; lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau
ACT 1 Sung By
Longtime Travelin'Shade Motley
A Joyful NoiseShade Motley and Townspeople
I'm ReadyJenny Lee, Miss Jimmie and The Girls
Spring Time of the YearShade Motley
I Like to Look My BestShade Motley, Sam Fredrickson and Saw Mill Boys
No TalentBliss Stanley
Not MeJenny Lee and Miss Jimmie
Until TodayShade Motley and Jenny Lee
Swinging a DanceShade Motley and Company
To the TopBliss Stanley and Shade Motley
ACT 2 Sung By
I Love NashvilleMary Texas and Her Boys
Whither Thou GoestBrother Locke
We Won't Forget to WriteMiss Jimmie, Sam Fredrickson and Saw Mill Boys
Ballad MakerShade Motley, Mary Texas, The Motley Crew and Ensemble
Barefoot GalMary Texas
Clog DanceDancing Ensemble
Fool's GoldShade Motley, Mary Texas, The Motley Crew and Ensemble
The Big GuitarBliss Stanley
Love WasJenny Lee
I Say YesShade Motley, The Motley Crew and Ensemble
Lord, You Sure Know How to Make a New DayShade Motley
A Joyful Noise (Reprise) Shade Motley and Townspeople