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High Spirits    An Improbable Musical Comedy

Alvin Theatre, (4/07/1964 - 2/27/1965)
First Preview: Mar 24, 1964 Total Previews: 14
Opening Date: Apr 07, 1964    
Closing Date: Feb 27, 1965 Total Performances: 375

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Condomine's home; the Heath; Madame Arcati's bedroom; the Inner Circle; the Grovechester Hotel.


Production Staff [See More]
Managing Director of Alvin Theatre: Lester Osterman; General Manager of Alvin Theatre: Richard Horner
Produced by Lester Osterman, Robert Fletcher and Richard Horner
Originally produced by On-Stage
Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Based upon "Blithe Spirit" by Noël Coward; Musical Director: Fred Werner; Vocal Direction and Arrangements by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Music orchestrated by Harry Zimmerman; Dance music by William Goldenberg
Directed by Noël Coward; Musical Staging by Danny Daniels; Additional direction (uncredited) by Gower Champion
Scenic Design by Robert Fletcher; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Miss Grimes' costume by Valentina; Wig Design by Bob Kelly and Ira Senz; Sound Design by Jack Tolbutt; Hair Stylist: Phil Leto
Production Manager: Jose Véga; Stage Manager: Frank Gero; Associate Stage Mgr: Bruce Laffey; Flying Supervisor: Fred Gallo
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Music Copyist Supervisor: Bert Clayton Williams
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Dance Captain: Anne Wallace; Vocal Coach: Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Nicholas Gray; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
Tammy Grimes
Elvira
Beatrice Lillie
Madame Arcati
Edward Woodward
Charles Condomine
Carol Arthur
Edith
Margaret Hall
Mrs. Bradman
Lawrence Keith
Dr. Bradman
Louise Troy
Ruth Condomine
Adrienne Angel
Ensemble
Syndee Balaber
Ensemble
Gene Castle
Rupert
Ensemble
Jerry Craig
Ensemble
Jackie Cronin
Ensemble
Altovise Gore
Ensemble
Timothy Gray
"Forever and a Day" Singer
Recorded voice only
Judith Haskell
Ensemble
Beth Howland
Beth
Ensemble
Jack Kauflin
Ensemble
Bill Kennedy
Ensemble
Al Lanti
Ensemble
Miriam Lawrence
Ensemble
Renee Lee
Ensemble
Robert Lenn
Bob
Ensemble
Alex MacKay
Ensemble
Jacqueline Maria
Ensemble
Stan Mazin
Ensemble
Joe McGrath
Ensemble
Don Percassi
Ensemble
Kathy Preston
Ensemble
Sybil Scotford
Ensemble
Tom Thornton
Ensemble
Ronnie Walken
Ensemble
Anne Wallace
Ensemble
Standby: Beulah Garrick (Madame Arcati), Lynne Stuart (Ruth Condomine) and Iva Withers (Elvira)
Understudies: Adrienne Angel (Mrs. Bradman, Ruth Condomine), Lawrence Keith (Charles Condomine), Robert Lenn (Dr. Bradman) and Jacqueline Maria (Edith)
Tony Award®
1964 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Produced by Lester Osterman, Robert Fletcher and Richard Horner
1964 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee]
Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
1964 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Beatrice Lillie
1964 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Louise Troy
1964 Best Choreography [nominee]
Danny Daniels
1964 Best Direction (Musical) [nominee]
Directed by Noël Coward
1964 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Fred Werner
1964 Best Author (Musical) [nominee]
Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
music by Timothy Gray and Hugh Martin; lyrics by Timothy Gray and Hugh Martin
ACT 1 Sung By
Was She Prettier Than I? Ruth Condomine
The Bicycle Song Madame Arcati and Ensemble
You'd Better Love Me Elvira
Where Is the Man I Married? Charles Condomine and Ruth Condomine
The Sandwich Man Bob and Beth
Go Into Your Trance Madame Arcati and Ensemble
Where Is the Man I Married? (Reprise) Ruth Condomine
Forever and a Day Charles Condomine and Elvira
Something Tells Me Elvira and Ensemble
I Know Your Heart Charles Condomine and Elvira
Faster Than Sound Elvira and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
If I Gave You Charles Condomine and Ruth Condomine
Talking to You Madame Arcati
Home Sweet Heaven Elvira
Something Is Coming to Tea Madame Arcati and Ensemble
The Exorcism Madame Arcati and Ensemble
What In the World Did You Want? Charles Condomine, Elvira and Ruth Condomine
Faster Than Sound (Reprise) Entire Company