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Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (10/01/1941 - 7/04/1942)
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Opening Date: Oct 01, 1941    
Closing Date: Jul 04, 1942 Total Performances: 326

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Winsocki, Pennsylvania.


Production Staff
Produced by George Abbott
Book by John Cecil Holm; Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Music orchestrated by Don Walker and Hans Spialek; Overture by Robert Russell Bennett
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Gene Kelly
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Miles White
Conducted by Archey Bleyer
Cast
Buddy Allen
Ensemble
Dancing Boy
June Allyson
Minerva
Van Atkins
Ensemble
Singing Boy
John Balian
Singing Boy
Wilbur Baron
Dancing Boy
Eileen Barton
Ensemble
Singing Girl
Kenneth Bowers
Hunk Hoyt
Frances Bryan
Dancing Girl
Kenneth Buffett
Ensemble
Dancing Boy
Maureen Cannon
Helen Schlessinger
Marianne Cude
Dancing Girl
Danny Daniels
Junior
Dancing Boy
Richard Dick
Freshman
Ensemble
Dancing Boy
Tommy Dix
Chuck Green
Stanley Donen
Ensemble
Dancing Boy
Dorothy Eden
Dancing Girl
Peggy Anne Ellis
Ensemble
Singing Girl
Bee Farnum
Ensemble
Dancing Girl
Mary Ganly
Dancing Girl
Harvey Gould
Singing Boy
Barbara Grant
Singing Girl
Robert Griffith
Prof. Williams
Ann Guier
Dancing Girl
Kay Guier
Dancing Girl
Bobby Harrell
Satchel Moyer
Roger Hewlett
Professor Lloyd
Rhoda Hoffman
Ensemble
Dancing Girl
Carol Horton
Singing Girl
Beverly Hosier
Ensemble
Singing Girl
Gil Johnson
Dancing Boy
Jack Jordan, Jr.
Dutch Miller
Perry Jubelirer
Dancing Boy
Terry Kelly
Ensemble
Dancing Girl
Rosemary Lane
Gale Joy
Stuart Langley
Old Grad
Norma Lehn
Waitress
Eugene Martin
Singing Boy
Marty May
Jack Haggerty
Betty McCloskey
Singing Girl
Elaine Miller
Singing Girl
Betty Anne Nyman
Miss Ferguson
Miss Delaware Water Gap
Billy Parsons
Ensemble
Dancing Boy
Kaye Popp
Dancing Girl
Penny Porter
Singing Girl
Lee Roberts
Goofy Clark
Renee Rochelle
Singing Girl
Marilyn Ross
Ensemble
Singing Girl
Rosemary Schaefer
Ensemble
Dancing Girl
Rose Marie Schiller
Dancing Girl
Victoria Schools
Ethel
Audrey Sperling
Singing Girl
George Staisey
Ensemble
Dancing Boy
Gil Stratton, Jr.
Bud Hooper
Buddy Styles
Dancing Boy
Lenore Thomas
Dancing Girl
Elmer Vernon
Dancing Boy
Nancy Walker
Broadway debut
Blind Date
Fleming Ward
Dr. Reeber
Art Williams
Ensemble
Dancing Boy
Lou Wills, Jr.
Fred Jones
Doris York
Ensemble
Dancing Girl
Vincent York
Chester Billings
music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
ACT 1 Sung By
Don't Sell the Night Short Minerva, Blind Date, Students and Girls
Three Men on a Date Bud Hooper, Dutch Miller and Hunk Hoyt
That's How I Love the Blues Gale Joy and Jack Haggerty
The Three B's Ethel, Minerva and Blind Date
Everytime (Ev'ry Time) Helen Schlessinger
The Guy Who Brought Me Gale Joy, Jack Haggerty, Bud Hooper, Dutch Miller and Hunk Hoyt
I Know You By Heart Bud Hooper
Shady Lady Bird Helen Schlessinger and Students
Shady Lady Bird (Reprise) Helen Schlessinger and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Buckle Down, Winsocki Chuck Green, Old Grad and Chorus
My First Promise Ethel and Singers
What Do You Think I Am? Minerva, Hunk Hoyt and Chorus
Just a Little Joint With a Juke Box Blind Date and Hunk Hoyt
Where Do You Travel? Jack Haggerty, Helen Schlessinger, Miss Delaware Water Gap and Singers
Everytime (Ev'ry Time) (Reprise) Gale Joy
I'd Gladly Trade Gale Joy and Entire Company