MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jun 25, 1952
Closing Date
Nov 28, 1953
Performances
598
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Imperial Theatre
(Jun 25, 1952 - Nov 28, 1953)

Setting
Camp Karefree, a summer camp for adults, "where friendships are formed to last a whole lifetime through," is located in the heart of Vacationland. It could be the Berkshires, the Adirondacks, the Poconos, the White Mountains - or the Catskills. Summer.

Comments
First production to feature a swimming pool onstage.

Theatre Operated by Select Operating Corporation
Produced by Leland Hayward and Joshua Logan
Book by Arthur Kober and Joshua Logan; Based on the play "Having Wonderful Time" by Arthur Kober; Music by Harold Rome; Lyrics by Harold Rome; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Continuity by Trude Rittman
Directed by Joshua Logan; Dances by Joshua Logan; Uncredited show doctoring by Jerome Robbins; Assistant Director: Marshall Jamison; Assistant Dance Director: Joe Calvan and Joe Milan
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh; Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant to Mr Mackintosh: Florence Klotz
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Stage Manager: Dan W. Sattler; Assistant Stage Mgr: Joe Calvan
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Leo Freedman and Abner D. Klipstein; Press Assistant: Betty Lee Hunt; Casting: Marshall Jamison; Production Assistant: Joseph Curtis; Assistant to Mr. Rome: Margot Hopkins; Master Carpenter: Abe Kurnit
Eli
Itchy's Assistant
Itchy Flexner
Monty
Fay's dancing partner
Ensemble
Henrietta
Wallflower
Ensemble
Schmutz
Itchy's Assistant
Fay Fromkin
Billie
Bathing Beauty
Chick Miller
Herman Fabricant
Sid
Waiter friend of Chick's
Kitty
Bathing Beauty
Ensemble
Lenny
Fay's dancing partner
Miriam
who has hay fever
Mel
Fay's dancing partner
Sonja
Honeymooner (later billed as "Music Lover")
Lena
Wallflower
The New Girl
Morrie
Waiter
Barney
Waiter friend of Chick's
Mildred
Bathing Beauty
Bill
Waiter
Shirley
Wallflower
Ensemble
Butch
Waiter
Irma
Wallflower
Teddy Stern
Gussie
Wallflower
Sam
Fay's dancing partner
Sarah
Bathing Beauty
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Harry "Muscles" Green
Judy
Wallflower
Ensemble
Marvin
Honeymooner (later billed as "Music Lover")
Joe
Waiter
Sammy Smith
Broadway debut
Lou Kandel
Harry
Waiter
Phil
Waiter
Ensemble
Anna
Bathing Beauty
Eccentric Diver
Alex
Waiter
Pinky Harris
Felice
Bathing Beauty
Mac
The Girl Diver
The Acrobat
Wilma
Bathing Beauty
Understudies: Tom Ayre (Marvin), Robert Dixon (Chick Miller), Norma Doggett (Fay Fromkin), Nancy Franklin (Sonja), Gus Giordano (Lenny), Leo Kayeworth (Harry "Muscles" Green), Phyllis Newman (Fay Fromkin), Reid Shelton (Schmutz), Wally Strauss (Lenny), Tom Tryon (Pinky Harris), Gloria Van Deweel (Gussie) and Steve Wiland (Harry "Muscles" Green)

Imperial Theatre (Jun 25, 1952 - Nov 28, 1953)

Cast

Itchy Flexner
Seymour's Girl Friend
Herman Fabricant
Judy
Wallflower
Nat
Waiter
Wilma
Bathing Beauty
Harry
Waiter
Alan
Waiter
Sam (Waiter)
Waiter
Billie
Bathing Beauty
Joe
Waiter
Schmutz
Itchy's Assistant
Danny
Waiter
April
Bathing Beauty
June
Bathing Beauty
Phil
Waiter
The New Girl
Eli
Itchy's Assistant
Seymour
Fay's dancing partner
Lenny
Fay's dancing partner
Itchy Flexner
Was replaced in previews
Marvin
Honeymooner (later billed as "Music Lover")
Morrie
Waiter
Understudies: Frank Aletter (Herman Fabricant, Lou Kandel, Schmutz), Mardi Bayne (Teddy Stern), Larry Blyden (Itchy Flexner), Richard France (Pinky Harris), Frank Green (Eli), Stan Grover (Chick Miller), Larry Howard (Lenny), John Martin (Lou Kandel, Herman Fabricant), Bernice Massi (Teddy Stern) and Tom Tryon (Harry "Muscles" Green)
music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome
Act 1
Sung By
Camp Karefree
Lou Kandel, Waiters and Ensemble
Goodbye Love
Teddy Stern, Fay Fromkin and Girls
(Ballad of a) Social Director
Itchy Flexner and Ensemble
Shopping Around
Fay Fromkin
Bright College Days
Waiters
Mix and Mingle
Chick Miller and Waiters
Could Be
Teddy Stern and Girls
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Ensemble
(Ballad of a) Social Director (Reprise)
Itchy Flexner and Ensemble
Where Did the Night Go?
Chick Miller, Teddy Stern and Ensemble
Certain Individuals
Fay Fromkin and Ensemble
They Won't Know Me
Chick Miller
Summer Afternoon
Pinky Harris and Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
Where Did the Night Go? (Reprise)
Eli and Ensemble
Don Jose (of Far Rockaway)
Itchy Flexner and Ensemble
Everybody Love Everybody
Fay Fromkin and Ensemble
Wish You Were Here
Chick Miller and Waiters
Relax
Pinky Harris and Teddy Stern
Where Did the Night Go? (Be-Bop Version)
Fay Fromkin and Ensemble
Flattery
Teddy Stern and Itchy Flexner
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1953 Winner
Sheila Bond

Stage Technician

1953 Winner
Carpenter: Abe Kurnit
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