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The Most Happy Fella   

City Center, (2/10/1959 - 2/22/1959)
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Opening Date: Feb 10, 1959    
Closing Date: Feb 22, 1959 Total Performances: 16

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Off-Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: San Francisco; Napa, California; and Tony's home and barn. 1927.


Production Staff
Produced by New York City Center Light Opera Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director)
Libretto by Frank Loesser; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Musical Director: Abba Bogin
Entire production directed and supervised by Dania Krupska; Original Choreography by Dania Krupska; Choreography restaged by Arthur Partington
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Ruth Morley
Production Stage Manager: Chet O'Brien; Stage Manager: Bert Wood
Art Direction by Watson Barrett
Press Representative: Tom Trenkle; Technical Crew: Edward Flynn
Cast
Kenny Adams
Clem
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jessica Albright
Waitress
Country Girl
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Norman Atkins
Tony
Lorrie Bentley
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Mary Sue Berry
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Muriel Birkhead
Marie
Johnny Borden
Gussie
Theodora Brandon
Neighbor's Lady
Jan Canada
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Lee Cass
The Cashier
The Postman
Fred Conway
The Priest
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Michael Davis
Ciccio
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jack De Leon
Herman
Terry DeLiva
Neighbor's Lady
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
John Dorrin
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Robert Ethridge
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Garold Gardner
City Boy
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Mary Anne Heitzig
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Del Horstmann
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jordon Howard
The Bus Driver
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Betty Jenkins
Waitress
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Keith Kaldenberg
The Doctor
Gloria Kaye
Waitress
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Bob LaCrosse
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Kenneth Lane
Giuseppe
Roy Lazarus
Al
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Art Lund
Joe
Bruce MacKay
Pasquale
Kitty Malone
Waitress
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Win Mayo
Max
Train Conductor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jack McCann
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Sherry McCutcheon
Waitress
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jack McMinn
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Sheldon Ossosky
The Brakeman
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Bernadette Peters
Tessie
Barbara Saxby
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
James Schlader
Clem
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jeanne Schlegel
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Sybil Scotford
Waitress
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Michael Scrittorale
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
James Senn
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Libi Staiger
Cleo
Paula Stewart
Rosabella
Shelia Swenson
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Maggie Task
Neighbor's Lady
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
George Zima
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Tony Award®
1959 Best Stage Technician [nominee]
Edward Flynn
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
Ooh! My Feet! Cleo
I Know How It Is Rosabella and Cleo
Seven Million Crumbs Cleo
I Don't Know (The Letter) Rosabella
Maybe He's Kind of Crazy Cleo
Somebody, Somewhere Rosabella
The Most Happy Fella Tony and Company
A Long Time Ago Marie and Tony
Standing on the Corner Herman, Jake, Clem and Al
Joey, Joey, Joey Joe
Soon You Gonna Leave Me, Joe Tony
Rosabella Tony
Abbondanza Pasquale, Giuseppe and Jake
Plenty Bambini Tony
Sposalizio Giuseppe, Jake, Pasquale and Company
Special Delivery! (I Seen Her at the Station) The Postman
Benvenuta Pasquale, Jake and Giuseppe
Aren't You Glad? Rosabella
No Home, No Job Rosabella
Don't Cry Joe
ACT 2 Sung By
Fresno Beauties / Cold and Dead Ensemble, Joe and Rosabella
Love and Kindness The Doctor
Happy to Make Your Acquaintance Tony, Rosabella and Cleo
I Don't Like This Dame Marie and Cleo
Big D Herman, Cleo and Ensemble
How Beautiful the Days Tony, Rosabella and Joe
Young People Marie, Tony and Ensemble
Warm All Over Rosabella
Old People Gotta Tony
I Like Everybody Herman and Cleo
I Love Him / I Know How It Is Rosabella and Cleo
Like a Woman Loves a Man Rosabella and Tony
My Heart Is So Full of You Tony and Rosabella
Hoedown Tony, Rosabella and Ensemble
Mamma, Mamma Tony
ACT 3 Sung By
Abbondanza (Reprise) Pasquale, Giuseppe and Ciccio
Goodbye, Darlin' / I Like Everybody (Reprise) Cleo and Herman
Song of a Summer Night The Doctor and Ensemble
Please Let Me Tell You Rosabella
Tell Tony and Rosabella Goodbye for Me (Tony's Thoughts) Joe
She Gonna Come Home Wit' Me Tony
Nobody's Ever Gonna Love You Marie, Tony and Cleo
I Made a Fist Cleo and Herman
Finale Tony, Rosabella and Ensemble