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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (11/24/1986 - 1/03/1987)
First Preview: Nov 14, 1986 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Nov 24, 1986    
Closing Date: Jan 03, 1987 Total Performances: 48

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Santa Rosa Junior College. Act I: Three days last summer. Act II: Saturday night.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Richard M. Kagan and Sidney L. Shlenker; Associate Producer: Barbara Livitz, Ronald Balser and Barbara Balser
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
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; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Music Contractor: Mike Berkowitz; Associate Conductor: Ronald Melrose; Orchestra: John Beal, Michael Berkowitz, Francis Bonny, Anthony Cecere, Nick Cerrato, Andy Drelles, Dennis Elliott, Eileen Folson, Jack Gale, Clarissa Howell, Al Hunt, Steve Marzullo, Ronald Melrose, John J. Moses, Brian O'Flaherty, Caryl Paisner, Dean Plank, Marilyn Reynolds, Eugene Scholtens, Les Scott, Ron Sell, Steve Uscher, Lorraine Wolf and Ann Yarbrough
General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Dance Captain: Liza Gennaro-Evans; Casting: Albert Tavares; Advertising: Fisher / LeDonne / Wilner
Cast
Mana Allen
Patti-Lynn Bird
Contestant/El Centro
Jodi Benson
Doria Hudson
Contestant/Yuba City
Anne Marie Bobby
Robin Gibson
Contestant/Antelope Valley
Andrew Cassese
Freddy
Veanne Cox
Sandra-Kay Macaffee
Contestant/Bakersfield
Tommy Daggett
Little Bob Freelander
Donna Marie Elio
Gina Minelli
Contestant/San Luis Obispo
Laura Gardner
Robin's mom
Judge
Volunteer
Lauren Goler
Valerie Sherman
Contestant/Sacramento
Valerie Lau-Kee
Linda Lee
Contestant/San Francisco
Andrea Leigh-Smith
Debralee Davis
Contestant/Eureka
Mia Malm
Kate Gardner
Contestant/Fresno
Joanne Marshall
Last year's winner
Jeff McCarthy
Big Bob Freelander
Cindy Oakes
Connie-Sue Whipple
Contestant/Visalia
Michael O'Gorman
Tommy French
The pageant choreographer
Dick Patterson
Ted Farley
An Emcee
Nikki Rene
Cookie Wilson
Contestant/Carson
Tia Riebling
Shawn Christianson
Contestant/La Jolla
Cheryl-Ann Rossi
Maria Gonzales
Contestant/Salinas
Julie Tussey
Kimberly Lyons
Contestant/Palo Alto
Renée Veneziale
Dana Simpson
Contestant/Sausalito
Marsha Waterbury
Brenda DiCarlo Freelander
Deanna D. Wells
Heidi Anderson
Contestant/Anaheim
Jeffrey Wilkins
Tony
A volunteer
Ruth Williamson
Carol
Brenda's assistant
K. C. Wilson
Photographer
Judge
Volunteer
Richard Woods
Dale Wilson-Shears
Chairman of the Young American Miss Foundation
Swings: Michael Bologna, Susan Dow, Linda Hess, Woody Howard and Joyce Nolen
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 (Dale Wilson-Shears, Ted Farley)
Tony Award®
1987 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Howard Ashman
Drama Desk Award
1987 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Michael O'Gorman
1987 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
William Ivey Long
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