MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jun 19, 1978
Closing Date
Mar 27, 1982
Performances
1,584
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(Jun 19, 1978 - Mar 27, 1982)

Setting
The State of Texas.

Produced by Universal Pictures
Originally produced at the Entermedia Theatre
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; Music by Carol Hall; Lyrics by Carol Hall; Musical Director: Robert Billig; Vocal arrangements by Robert Billig
Directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune; Musical Numbers Staged by Tommy Tune; Associate Choreographer: Thommie Walsh
Costume Design by Ann Roth; Scenic Design by Marjorie Kellogg; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy; Hair Design by Michael Gottfried; Assistant to Mr. Parichy: Toni Goldin; Assistant to Ms. Roth: Gary Jones
General Manager: Jack Schlissel and Jay Kingwill; Company Manager: Malcolm Allen
Production Stage Manager: Paul Phillips; Stage Manager: Jay Schlossberg-Cohen; Assistant Stage Mgr: Gina Ramsel
Musical Supervisor: Robert Billig; Rio Grande Band Leader: Craig Chambers; Rio Grande Band (Guitar): Craig Chambers; Rio Grande Band (Bass): Ben Brogdon; Rio Grande Band (Steel Guitar): Lynn Frazier; Rio Grande Band (Piano): Pete Blue; Rio Grande Band (Drums): Michael Holleman; Rio Grande Band (The Fiddler): Ernie Reed
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Dance Captain: Jerry Yoder; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Mona Stangley
Jewel
 
Melvin P. Thorpe
Amber
Character name changed to Angel during the run of the show
Girl
 
Dawn
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Angelette Imogene Charlene
Edsel Mackey
Traveling Salesman
 
C. J. Scruggs
 
Chip Brewster
 
Governor
Mayor Rufus Poindexter
 
Senator Wingwoah
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Doatsey Mae
 
Reporter #1
 
Ginger
Girl at Miss Mona's
Shy Kid
 
A Dogette
 
Aggie #7
Cowboy
 
Choir
 
A Dogette
 
Aggie #11
 
Photographer
 
Governor's Aide
Stage Manager
 
Cameraman
 
Aggie #12
 
Aggie Specialty Dancer
 
Taddy Jo
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Townsperson
 
Angelette
Choir
 
Ruby Rae
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Angelette
Slick Dude
 
Soundman
 
Ukranian Placekicker - Aggie #1
 
Leroy Sliney
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Aggie #77
Girl
 
Linda Lou
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Angelette
T.V. Announcer
Recorded voice only
Choir
Choir
 
Beatrice
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Angelette
Miss Wulla Jean
 
Townsperson
Alternate Dancer
Choir
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Aggie #17
 
Photographer
 
Eloise
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
Cowboy
 
A Dogette
 
Aggie #71
 
Photographer
 
Reporter #3
Alternate Dancer
 
A Dogette
 
Aggie #21
 
Photographer
 
Reporter #2
Alternate Dancer
 
Durla
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Angelette
Understudies: Lisa Brown (Shy), Don Crabtree (Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Senator Wingwoah, Governor, C. J. Scruggs), Edwina Lewis (Jewel), J. Frank Lucas (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd), Susan Mansur (Mona Stangley), Jan Merchant (Doatsey Mae), Gina Ramsel (Amber, Ginger), Monica Tiller (Dawn) and Paul Ukena, Jr. (Edsel Mackey)

46th Street Theatre (Jun 19, 1978 - Mar 27, 1982)

Produced by Stevie Phillips and Danny Kreitzberg; Associate Producer: Bonnie Champion
Company Manager: Leonard A. Mulhern
Assistant Stage Mgr: Nancy Lynch
Rio Grande Band (Bass): Racine Romaguera; Rio Grande Band (Steel Guitar): Harvey Shapiro; Rio Grande Band (Drums): Chuck Zeuren; Rio Grande Band (The Fiddler): Marty Laster; Rio Grande Band: Gene Citronbaum, Dave Glenn and Ed Xiques; Rio Grande Gand (Bass): Jr. Pinada
Press Representative: Warren Knowlton

Cast

Cowboy
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Aggie #71
 
Reporter #3
Traveling Salesman
 
C. J. Scruggs
 
Chip Brewster
 
Governor
Slick Dude
 
Soundman
 
Scandinavian Placekicker - Aggie #1
 
Linda Lou
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Angelette
Cowboy
 
Leroy Sliney
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Aggie #17
 
Photographer
 
Eloise
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Angelette
Girl
 
Taddy Jo
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
Alternate Dancer
Choir
 
Beatrice
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
Mona Stangley
May 12, 1980 - ?
 
Ruby Rae
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Angelette
Doatsey Mae
 
Reporter #1
 
Ginger
Girl at Miss Mona's
Stage Manager
 
Cameraman
 
Aggie #12
Doatsey Mae
 
Mona Stangley
Governor
 
Traveling Salesman
 
C. J. Scruggs
 
Chip Brewster
 
A Dogette
 
Aggie #21
 
Photographer
 
Reporter #2
Angel
 
Amber
Character name changed to Angel during the run of the show
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Jan 15, 1979 - ?
Mona Stangley
Aug 06, 1979 - ?
 
Doatsey Mae
Jewel
Taddy Jo
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Angelette
Doatsey Mae
Jul 1979 - Sep 1979
 
Reporter #1
Jul 1979 - Sep 1979
 
A Dogette
 
Aggie #21
 
Photographer
 
Reporter #2
Townsperson
Mona Stangley
Nov 16, 1981 - ?
Edsel Mackey
Cowboy
 
Leroy Sliney
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Aggie #77
 
Slick Dude
 
Soundman
Cowboy
 
A Dogette
 
Aggie #77
 
Photographer
Amber
Character name changed to Angel during the run of the show
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Aug 04, 1980 - ?
 
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
 
Ginger
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Angelette
 
Taddy Jo
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Dawn
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Angelette Imogene Charlene
Mona Stangley
Nov 24, 1980 - ?
 
Doatsey Mae
 
Jewel
 
Ruby Rae
Girl at Miss Mona's
 
Melvin Thorpe Singer
 
Townsperson
 
Aggie #17
 
Slick Dude
 
Soundman
Miss Wulla Jean
 
Townsperson
Understudies: Laura Ackermann (Dawn), Roger Berdahl (Edsel Mackey), Diana Broderick (Ginger), Gerry Burkhardt (Governor, Melvin P. Thorpe), Don Crabtree (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd), Becky Gelke (Shy, Ginger, Mona Stangley), Stephen McNaughton (Edsel Mackey, Narrator), John Newton (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Senator Wingwoah, C. J. Scruggs), Rebecca Seay (Doatsey Mae, Shy Kid), Karen Sutherland (Dawn) and Monica Tiller (Amber, Angel)
music by Carol Hall; lyrics by Carol Hall
Act 1
Sung By
Prologue
The Rio Grande Band Leader and the Rio Grande Band
20 Fans
The Rio Grande Band Leader, the Girls, the Cowboys, Farmer, Shy Kid, Miss Wulla Jean, Traveling Salesman, Slick Dude and Choir
A Lil Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place
Mona Stangley and the Girls
Girl You're a Woman
Mona Stangley, Shy, Jewel and the Girls
Watch Dog Theme
the Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It
Melvin P. Thorpe, the Thorpe Singers and the Dogettes
Twenty-Four House of Lovin'
Jewel and the Girls
Watch Dog Theme (Reprise)
the Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It (Reprise)
Melvin P. Thorpe and the Dogettes
Doatsey Mae
Doatsey Mae
Angelette March
Angelette Imogene Charlene and the Angelettes
The Aggie Song
the Aggies
Bus from Amarillo
Mona Stangley
Act 2
Sung By
The Sidestep
Governor, Governor's Aide, Senator Wingwoah, Melvin P. Thorpe, the Dogettes and the Melvin Thorpe Singers
No Lies
Mona Stangley, Jewel and the Girls
Good Old Girl
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd and the Aggies
Hard Candy Christmas
Amber, Jewel, Ginger, Dawn, Ruby Rae and Beatrice
Hard Candy Christmas (Reprise)
the Girls
Finale (Reprise)
the Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1979 Nominee
Produced by Universal Pictures
 

Best Book of a Musical

1979 Nominee
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1979 Winner
Henderson Forsythe

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1979 Winner
Carlin Glynn
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1979 Nominee
Joan Ellis
 

Best Choreography

1979 Nominee
Choreographed by Tommy Tune
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1979 Nominee
Directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

1978 Nominee
Produced by Universal Pictures
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Henderson Forsythe
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Carlin Glynn
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Pamela Blair
 

Outstanding Choreography

1978 Nominee
Choreographed by Tommy Tune

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1978 Winner
Directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune

Outstanding Lyrics

1978 Winner
Lyrics by Carol Hall

Outstanding Music

1978 Winner
Music by Carol Hall

Theatre World

Award

1978 Recipient
Carlin Glynn
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