MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 24, 1986
Closing Date
Jan 03, 1987
1st Preview
Nov 14, 1986
1st Preview
Nov 14, 1986
Previews
11
Performances
48
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(Nov 24, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987)

Setting
Santa Rosa Junior College. Act I: Three days last summer. Act II: Saturday night.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
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.
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
Patti-Lynn Bird
Contestant/El Centro
Doria Hudson
Contestant/Yuba City
Robin Gibson
Contestant/Antelope Valley
Sandra-Kay Macaffee
Contestant/Bakersfield
Little Bob Freelander
Gina Minelli
Contestant/San Luis Obispo
Robin's mom
 
Judge
 
Volunteer
Valerie Sherman
Contestant/Sacramento
Linda Lee
Contestant/San Francisco
Debralee Davis
Contestant/Eureka
Kate Gardner
Contestant/Fresno
 
Joanne Marshall
Last year's winner
Big Bob Freelander
Connie-Sue Whipple
Contestant/Visalia
Tommy French
The pageant choreographer
Ted Farley
An Emcee
Cookie Wilson
Contestant/Carson
Shawn Christianson
Contestant/La Jolla
Maria Gonzales
Contestant/Salinas
Kimberly Lyons
Contestant/Palo Alto
Dana Simpson
Contestant/Sausalito
Brenda DiCarlo Freelander
Heidi Anderson
Contestant/Anaheim
Tony
A volunteer
Carol
Brenda's assistant
Photographer
 
Judge
 
Volunteer
Dale Wilson-Shears
Chairman of the Young American Miss Foundation
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 (Ted Farley, Dale Wilson-Shears)
music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Howard Ashman
Act 1
Sung By
Prologue
The Contestants
Orientation/Postcard #1
Brenda DiCarlo Freelander, Robin Gibson and The Contestants
Disneyland
Doria Hudson
Shine
The Contestants, Tommy French and Brenda DiCarlo Freelander
Postcard #2
Robin Gibson
Nerves
The Contestants
Young amd American (Preliminary Night)
The Contestants
Until Tomorrow Night
The Contestants, Brenda DiCarlo Freelander and Big Bob Freelander
Act 2
Sung By
Postcard #3/Dressing Room Scene
Robin Gibson, Doria Hudson, Ted Farley and The Contestants
Smile
Ted Farley and The Contestants
In Our Hands
The Contestants
Pretty as a Picture
Ted Farley, Big Bob Freelander, Robin Gibson and The Contestants

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1987 Nominee
Book by Howard Ashman

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1987 Nominee
Michael O'Gorman
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1987 Nominee
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
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