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The Vamp   

Winter Garden Theatre, (11/10/1955 - 12/31/1955)
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Opening Date: Nov 10, 1955    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1955 Total Performances: 60

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts and ten scenes
Setting: New York and Hollywood


Production Staff
Produced by Oscar S. Lerman, Martin Cohen and Alexander Carson; Associate Producer: Manuel D. Herbert
Book by John La Touche and Sam Locke; Based on a story by John La Touche; Music by James Mundy; Lyrics by John La Touche; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Vocal arrangements by Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by James Mundy; Incidental music by Jack Pfeiffer
Directed by David Alexander; Choreographed by Robert Alton
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois
Company Manager: Emmett Callahan
Production Supervisor: Robert Alton; Production Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Charles Millang and Clarke Gordon
Press Representative: Frank Goodman
Cast
Carol Channing
Flora Weems
Jack Harrold
Bluestone
David Atkinson
Oliver J. Oxheart
Malcolm Lee Beggs
Stark Clayton
Will Geer
Uncle Garvey
Patricia Hammerlee
Elsie Chelsea
Matt Mattox
Charlie
Bibi Osterwald
Bessie Bisco
Steve Reeves
Muscle Man
Samson
Robert Rippy
Dick Hicks
Stanley Hubermayer
Jack Waldron
Myron H. Hubbard
Mark Aldon
Dancer
Chad Block
Dancer
Ron Cecill
Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Charleen Clark
Singer
Sandyl Cordell
Aunt Hester
Robert Daley
Dancer
Cathryn Damon
Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Pepe De Chazza
Dancer
Rudy Del Campo
Dancer
Burnell Dietsch
Dancer
Mary Jane Doerr
Dancer
Phyllis Dorne
Ticket Girl
Dancer
Dick Eskeli
Second Cameraman
Singer
Roger Franklin
Fire Commisioner
Singer
Joyce Gladmond
Singer
Stokey Gray
Singer
Suan Hartman
Dancer
Barbara Heath
Dancer
David Kashner
Whip Man
Barbara Koerber
Dancer
William Krach
Singer
Hugh Lambert
Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Lucia Lambert
Dancer
Barbara Leigh
Dancer
Paul Lipson
Barney Ostertag
Bernice Massi
Singer
Vincent McMahon
Singer
David Neuman
Snake Charmer
High Priest
Robert Norris
Dancer
Lila Popper
Dancer
Dom Salinaro
Dancer
Donna Sanders
Singer
Helen Silver
Tyrolean Couples
Dancer
Kelley Stephens
Singer
Mike Stevens
Dancer
Kay Turner
Singer
Ralph Wayne
Singer
Pat Wharton
Dancer
Understudies: Chad Block (Charlie), Phyllis Dorne (Bessie Bisco), Roger Franklin (Uncle Garvey), Stokely Gray (Dick Hicks), Jack Harrold (Barney Ostertag, Myron H. Hubbard, Stark Clayton), Jacqueline James (Flora Weems), Bernice Massi (Elsie Chelsea) and Kelley Stephens (Aunt Hester)
Tony Award®
1956 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Carol Channing
1956 Best Choreography [nominee]
Robert Alton
1956 Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
music by James Mundy; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1 Sung By
The Spiel Myron H. Hubbard, Bessie Bisco and Patrons of the Coliseum
The Flickers Ticket Girl and Patrons
Keep Your Nose to the Grindstone Flora Weems, Uncle Garvey and Aunt Hester
That's Where a Man Fits In Flora Weems
I've Always Loved You Flora Weems and Farm Folk
You're Colossal Elsie Chelsea and Dick Hicks
Fan Club Chant Movie Fans
Have You Met Delilah? Oliver J. Oxheart
Yeemy Yeemy Flora Weems and Oriental Entourage
The Vamps Charlie, Dancers and Fans
Delilah's Dilemna Flora Weems and Movie Fans
ACT 2 Sung By
Four Little Misfits Elsie Chelsea, Bessie Bisco, Dick Hicks and Charlie
Samson and Delilah Florah as Delilah, Samson, Whip Man, High Priest, Dancers and Movie Co.
Why Does It Have To Be You? Oliver J. Oxheart
Ragtime Romeo Bessie Bisco, Charlie and Boys
I'm Everybody's Baby Flora Weems
I'm Everybody's Baby (Reprise) Flora Weems, Barney Ostertag, Dick Hicks, Myron H. Hubbard and Stark Clayton
The Impossible She Oliver J. Oxheart and OHO Boys
Finale Company