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Happy Town   

54th Street Theatre, (10/07/1959 - 10/10/1959)
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Opening Date: Oct 07, 1959    
Closing Date: Oct 10, 1959 Total Performances: 5

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A private office in the T.B.A. exchange; Back-A-Heap, Texas, the main street; Bixby's Super Market; Back-A-Heap Town Hall; fairgrounds; the prairie; E Street.

Production Staff
Produced by B & M Productions
Book adapted by Max Hampton; Music by Gordon Duffy; Lyrics by Harry M. Haldane; Additional music by Paul Nassau; Additional lyrics by Paul Nassau; Musical Director: Samuel Krachmalnick; Vocal arrangements by Samuel Krachmalnick; Music orchestrated by Nicholas Carras
Directed by Alan A. Buckhantz; Choreographed by Lee Scott; Associate Director: Ernest Sarracino
Scenic Design by Curt Nations; Costume Design by J. Michael Travis; Lighting Design by Paul Morrison
General Manager: John Yorke
Production Stage Manager: Lawrence N. Kasha; Stage Manager: Jim Cavanaugh and Donald L. Jackson
Press Representative: Shirley Herz
Diana Baron
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
George Blackwell
Lint Richards
Lillian Bozinoff
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
John Buwen
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Alice Clift
Bobbie Jo Hartman
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Colleen Corkrey
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Bob Daley
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Dori Davis
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Ralph Dunn
Pert Hawkins
Dick Elliott
Judge Ed Bixby
Isabelle Farrell
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Laurie Franks
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Rico Froehlich
A Reporter
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
James Gannon
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Rita Golden
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Connie Greco
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Marian Haraldson
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Marilyn Harris
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
George Ives
Sib Richards
George Jack
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Danny Joel
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Judy Keirn
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Maxine Kent
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Michael Kermoyan
Glenn Richards
Bruce MacKay
Bub Richards
Charles May
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
James McAnany
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Biff McGuire
Craig Richards
Nixon Miller
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Patricia Mount
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Robbi Palmer
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Howard Parker
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Tom Pocoroba
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Lizabeth Pritchett
Mrs. Hawkins
Cindy Robbins
Janice Dawson
Stuart Rose
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Edwin Steffe
Reverend Hornblow
Frederic Tozere
Jim Joe Jamison
Lee Venora
Molly Bixby
Chester Watson
Luke Granger
Tom Williams
Clint Yoder
Roy Wilson
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Will Wright
Doc Spooner
Understudies: Diana Baron (Molly Bixby), George Blackwell (Tim Joe Jamieson), John Buwen (Mult), Alice Clift (Janice Dawson), Colleen Corkrey (Bobbie Jo Hartman), Bob Daley (Clint Yoder), Laurie Franks (Janice Dawson, Molly Bixby), Rico Froehlich (Glenn Richards, Reverend Hornblow), James Gannon (Craig Richards, Sib Richards), Rita Golden (Mrs. Hawkins), Michael Kermoyan (Doc Spooner), Bruce MacKay (Pert Hawkins), Charles May (Bub Richards), Nixon Miller (Claney, Judge Ed Bixby, Lint Richards) and Stuart Rose (Craig Richards)
Tony Award®
1960 Best Choreography [nominee]
Lee Scott
music by Gordon Duffy; lyrics by Harry M. Haldane
ACT 1 Sung By
It Isn't Easy Janice Dawson, Glenn Richards, Bub Richards, Lint Richards and Sib Richards
Celebration! Townspeople
Something Special Craig Richards
The Legend of Black-Eyed Susan Grey Susan Grey and Townspeople
Opportunity! Craig Richards, Reverend Hornblow, Mrs. Hawkins and Townspeople
As Busy as Anyone Can Be Clint Yoder and Girls
Heaven Protect Me! Janice Dawson and Girls
I Feel Like a Brother to You! Craig Richards and Molly Bixby
Hoedown! Townspeople
I Am What I Am! Craig Richards and Molly Bixby
The Beat of a Heart Molly Bixby
Mean Janice Dawson
It Isn't Easy (Reprise) Glenn Richards, Bub Richards, Lint Richards and Sib Richards
When the Time Is Right Reverend Hornblow
ACT 2 Sung By
Pick-Me-Up Townspeople
I'm Stuck with Love Molly Bixby
It Isn't Easy (Reprise) Glenn Richards, Bub Richards, Lint Richards and Sib Richards
Nothing in Common Janice Dawson and Molly Bixby
Talkin' 'Bout You Janice Dawson, Clint Yoder and Townspeople
Something Special (Reprise) Craig Richards and Molly Bixby
Y' Can't Win Janice Dawson
Opportunity! (Reprise) Entire Company