MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 15, 1956
Closing Date
Jul 12, 1958
Performances
693
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Nov 15, 1956 - Jul 12, 1958)

Description
A musical comedy in two acts.

Setting
Dogpatch, U.S.A. and Washington, D.C.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank; Based on cartoon characters by Al Capp; Music by Gene de Paul; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer; Musical Direction and Continuity: Lehman Engel; Vocals by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Ballet Music Arranged by Genevieve Pitot; Assistant to Mr. Engel: John Passaretti
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart; Assistant to the Eckarts: Tharon Musser and William Goodhart; Assistant Costume Design: Stanley Simmons
General Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Lawrence N. Kasha; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lanier Davis
Music Copyist: Thomas Brown; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Assistant to Mr. Kidd: Marc Breaux and Deedee Wood; Production Musical Assistant: Karen Gustafson; General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Assistant: B.J. Westman; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Daisy Mae
Marryin' Sam
L'il Abner
Mammy Yokum
Gen. Bullmoose
Available Jones
Pappy Yokum
Stupefyin' Jones
Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale
Moonbeam McSwine
 
Wife
 
Dancer
Hairless Joe
 
Dancer
Singer
Romeo Scragg
 
Dr. Schleifitz
 
Crony
 
Dancer
Singer
 
Singer
Dancer
President
 
State Department Man
 
Colonel
 
Secretary
 
Singer
 
Dancer
 
Dancer
Ensemble
Earthquake McGoon
 
Singer
Singer
Clem Scragg
 
Radio Commentator
 
Singer
Ensemble
Dancer
Ensemble
Dr. Krogmeyer
 
Crony
 
Dancer
Appassionata Von Climax
Government Man
 
Dancer
Crony
 
Radio Commentator
 
Secretary
 
Singer
 
Radio Commentator
 
Secretary
 
Singer
Lonesome Polecat
 
Dancer
Ensemble
Evil Eye Fleagle
Mayor Dawgmeat
 
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Colonel
 
Dr. Smithborn
 
Crony
 
Secretary
 
Dancer
Singer
Alf Scragg
 
Singer
Dancer
Senator Phogbound
Ensemble
Dancer
Ensemble
 
Dancer
Understudies: Bob Barry (Pappy Yokum), Lanier Davis (Senator Phogbound, Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale), Lillian D'Honau (Stupefyin' Jones), Joyce Gladmond (Daisy Mae), Hope Holiday (Mammy Yokum), James Hurst (L'il Abner), James J. Jeffries (Marryin' Sam, Senator Phogbound), Robert Karl (Evil Eye Fleagle), Ralph Linn (Available Jones), Oran Osburn (Gen. Bullmoose, Earthquake McGoon) and Deedee Wood (Appassionata Von Climax)

St. James Theatre (Nov 15, 1956 - Jul 12, 1958)

Press Representative: Thomas Barrows

Cast

Mammy Yokum
Stupefyin' Jones
Crony
Dancer
 
Government Man
Clem Scragg
Moonbeam McSwine
 
Wife
Lonesome Polecat
Dancer
Sep 30, 1957 - Dec 02, 1957
 
Singer
Sep 30, 1957 - Dec 02, 1957
Wynne Miller
Broadway debut
Daisy Mae
Butler
Dr. Krogmeyer
Ensemble
Appassionata Von Climax
Dancer
Understudies: Joe Calvan (Pappy Yokum) and Jack Prince (Marryin' Sam)
music by Gene de Paul; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Act 1
Sung By
A Typical Day
Dogpatchers
If I Had My Druthers
L'il Abner and Cronies
If I Had My Druthers (Reprise)
Daisy Mae
Jubilation T. Cornpone
Marryin' Sam and Dogpatchers
Rag Offen the Bush
Dogpatchers
Namely You
Daisy Mae and L'il Abner
Unnecessary Town
L'il Abner, Daisy Mae and Dogpatchers
What's Good for General Bullmoose
Secretaries
The Country's in the Very Best of Hands
L'il Abner and Marryin' Sam
Sadie Hawkins Day
Dogpatchers
Act 2
Sung By
Oh Happy Day
Dr. Smithborn, Dr. Finsdale, Dr. Krogmeyer and Dr. Schleifitz
I'm Past My Prime
Daisy Mae and Marryin' Sam
Love in a Home
L'il Abner and Daisy Mae
Progress Is the Root of All Evil
Gen. Bullmoose
Progress Is the Root of All Evil (Reprise)
Gen. Bullmoose
Put 'Em Back
Wives
Namely You (Reprise)
Daisy Mae
The Matrimonial Stomp
Marryin' Sam and Dogpatchers
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1957 Winner
Edith Adams
 

Best Costume Design

1957 Nominee
Costume Design by Alvin Colt

Best Choreography

1957 Winner
Choreographed by Michael Kidd

Theatre World

Award

1958 Recipient
Wynne Miller

Award

1957 Recipient
Peter Palmer
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