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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (11/24/1986 - 1/03/1987)
First Preview:Nov 14, 1986 Total Previews:11
Opening Date:Nov 24, 1986   
Closing Date:Jan 03, 1987 Total Performances:48

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Santa Rosa Junior College. Act I: Three days last summer. Act II: Saturday night.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Richard M. Kagan and Sidney L. Shlenker; Associate Producer: Barbara Livitz, Ronald Balser and Barbara Balser
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Based on the screenplay by Jerry Belson; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin, Bill Byers, Dick Hazard and Torrie Zito; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis
Directed by Howard Ashman; Musical Staging by Mary Kyte; Assistant Director: Albert Tavares; Assistant Choreographer: Liza Gennaro-Evans
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Angela Gari
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Roger Gindi
Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Ruth E. Rinklin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Paul Mills Holmes and Betsy Nicholson; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Music Contractor: Mike Berkowitz; Associate Conductor: Ronald Melrose; Orchestra: John Beal, Michael Berkowitz, Francis Bonny, Anthony Cecere, Nick Cerrato, Andy Drelles, Dennis Elliott, Eileen Folson, Jack Gale, Clarissa Howell, Al Hunt, Steve Marzullo, Ronald Melrose, John J. Moses, Brian O'Flaherty, Caryl Paisner, Dean Plank, Marilyn Reynolds, Eugene Scholtens, Les Scott, Ron Sell, Steve Uscher, Lorraine Wolf and Ann Yarbrough
General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Dance Captain: Liza Gennaro-Evans; Casting: Albert Tavares; Advertising: Fisher / LeDonne / Wilner; Poster Design by Jeffrey Adams
Mana Allen Patti-Lynn Bird
Contestant/El Centro
Jodi Benson Doria Hudson
Contestant/Yuba City
Anne Marie Bobby Robin Gibson
Contestant/Antelope Valley
Andrew Cassese Freddy
Veanne Cox Sandra-Kay Macaffee
Tommy Daggett Little Bob Freelander
Donna Marie Elio Gina Minelli
Contestant/San Luis Obispo
Laura Gardner Robin's mom
Lauren Goler Valerie Sherman
Valerie Lau-Kee Linda Lee
Contestant/San Francisco
Andrea Leigh-Smith Debralee Davis
Mia Malm Kate Gardner
Joanne Marshall
Last year's winner
Jeff McCarthy Big Bob Freelander
Cindy Oakes Connie-Sue Whipple
Michael O'Gorman Tommy French
The pageant choreographer
Dick Patterson Ted Farley
An Emcee
Nikki Rene Cookie Wilson
Tia Riebling Shawn Christianson
Contestant/La Jolla
Cheryl-Ann Rossi Maria Gonzales
Julie Tussey Kimberly Lyons
Contestant/Palo Alto
Renée Veneziale Dana Simpson
Marsha Waterbury Brenda DiCarlo Freelander
Deanna D. Wells Heidi Anderson
Jeffrey Wilkins Tony
A volunteer
Ruth Williamson Carol
Brenda's assistant
K. C. Wilson Photographer
Richard Woods Dale Wilson-Shears
Chairman of the Young American Miss Foundation
Swings: Michael Bologna, Susan Dow, Linda Hess, Woody Howard and Joyce Nolen
Understudies: Mana Allen (Robin Gibson), Michael Bologna (Tommy French), Susan Dow (Robin Gibson, Sandra-Kay Macaffee), Donna Marie Elio (Doria Hudson, Maria Gonzales), Lauren Goler (Shawn Christianson), Andrea Leigh-Smith (Valerie Sherman), Mia Malm (Valerie Sherman), Joyce Nolen (Brenda DiCarlo Freelander), Cindy Oakes (Sandra-Kay Macaffee), Nikki Rene (Maria Gonzales), Deanna D. Wells (Doria Hudson, Shawn Christianson), Jeffrey Wilkins (Big Bob Freelander) and K. C. Wilson (Dale Wilson-Shears, Ted Farley)
Tony Award®
 1987 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Howard Ashman
Drama Desk Award
 1987 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Michael O'Gorman
 1987 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
William Ivey Long
music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Howard Ashman
ACT 1Sung By
Prologue The Contestants
Orientation/Postcard #1 Brenda DiCarlo Freelander, Robin Gibson (Contestant/Antelope Valley) and The Contestants
Disneyland Doria Hudson (Contestant/Yuba City)
Shine The Contestants, Tommy French (The pageant choreographer) and Brenda DiCarlo Freelander
Postcard #2 Robin Gibson (Contestant/Antelope Valley)
Nerves The Contestants
Young amd American (Preliminary Night) The Contestants
Until Tomorrow Night The Contestants, Brenda DiCarlo Freelander and Big Bob Freelander
ACT 2Sung By
Postcard #3/Dressing Room Scene Robin Gibson (Contestant/Antelope Valley), Doria Hudson (Contestant/Yuba City), Ted Farley (An Emcee) and The Contestants
Smile Ted Farley (An Emcee) and The Contestants
In Our Hands The Contestants
Pretty as a Picture Ted Farley (An Emcee), Big Bob Freelander, Robin Gibson (Contestant/Antelope Valley) and The Contestants