Alvin Theatre, (12/10/1965 - 12/11/1965)

First Preview: Dec 01, 1965
Opening Date: Dec 10, 1965
Closing Date: Dec 11, 1965
Total Previews: 11
Total Performances: 3

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Just after the Civil War. Northern Florida.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned by Herman Bernstein; Managing Director of Alvin Theatre: Lester Osterman; General Manager of Alvin Theatre: Richard Horner

Produced by Lore Noto; Associate Producer: Michael Balistreri

Book by Herbert Martin and Lore Noto; Music by Michael Leonard; Lyrics by Herbert Martin; Based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Musical Director: Julian Stein; Vocal arrangements by Julian Stein; Music orchestrated by Larry Wilcox; Dance Music by David Baker

Directed by Lloyd Richards; Choreographed by Ralph Beaumont

Scenic Design by Ed Wittstein; Costume Design by Ed Wittstein; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Hair Design by Dorman Allison; Make-Up Design by Dorman Allison

General Manager: Norman Maibaum; Company Manager: Morton Zolotow

Production Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Stage Manager: Edward Julien

Original Cast Album Recorded by Mercury Records; Score Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co.

General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Animal Trainer: Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.

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Opening Night Cast

David WayneEzra (Penny) Baxter
Carmen AlvarezTwink
Peter FalzoneFodder-Wing
Carmen MathewsMrs. Hutto
Steve SandersJody Baxter
Dolores WilsonOra Baxter
Loyce BakerTownsperson
Rod BarryArch Forrester
Roy BarryPack Forrester
Lynette BennettTownsperson
Frank BouleyPreacher
Janet CampanoEulalie
Gordon B. ClarkeDoc Wilson
Vito DuranteTownsperson
Anthony EndonTownsperson
Harrison FisherTownsperson
Tom FleetwoodMillwheel Forrester
Robert GossLem Forrester
Lois GrandiTownsperson
David HartmanOliver Hutto
Scott HunterTownsperson
Bob LaCrosseGabby Forrester
Bobbi LangeTownsperson
Ruth LawrenceTownsperson
Allan LouwBuck Forrester
Joe E. MarksPa Forrester
Barbara MillerTownsperson
Martin RossTownsperson
David SabinCaptain
Herbert SandersTownsperson
Fay SappingtonMa Forrester
Bella ShalomTownsperson
Ted SpragueTownsperson
Myrna StromTownsperson
Mimi WallaceTownsperson
Trudy WallaceTownsperson

Understudies: Vito Durante (Arch Forrester, Gabby Forrester, Pack Forrester), Bryant Fraser (Fodder-Wing, Jody Baxter), Lois Grandi (Eulalie), Barbara Miller (Ma Forrester), Lizabeth Pritchett (Ora Baxter), David Sabin (Arch Forrester, Buck Forrester, Doc Wilson, Oliver Hutto) and Mimi Wallace (Twink)

Songs

music by Michael Leonard; lyrics by Herbert Martin

ACT 1 Sung By
Let Him Kick Up His HeelsEzra (Penny) Baxter and Ora Baxter
Boy TalkJody Baxter and Fodder-Wing
Bear HuntEzra (Penny) Baxter, Jody Baxter, Arch Forrester, Buck Forrester, Gabby Forrester, Lem Forrester, Ma Forrester, Millwheel Forrester, Pa Forrester and Pack Forrester
Some Day I'm Gonna FlyJody Baxter, Fodder-Wing, Arch Forrester, Buck Forrester, Gabby Forrester, Lem Forrester, Ma Forrester, Millwheel Forrester, Pa Forrester and Pack Forrester
Lonely ClearingEzra (Penny) Baxter
Everything In the World I LoveJody Baxter and Mrs. Hutto
I'm All SmilesTwink
I'm All Smiles (Reprise) Oliver Hutto
The Kind of Man a Woman NeedsOra Baxter
What a Happy DayOra Baxter, Jody Baxter, Doc Wilson, Buck Forrester and Millwheel Forrester
What a Happy Day (Reprise) Jody Baxter, Doc Wilson, Buck Forrester and Millwheel Forrester
ACT 2 Sung By
Ain't He a Joy?Ezra (Penny) Baxter and Jody Baxter
Why Did I Choose You?Ezra (Penny) Baxter and Ora Baxter
One PromiseOra Baxter
One Promise (Reprise) Ora Baxter and Townspeople
Bear Hunt (Reprise) Entire Company
Everything In the World I Love (Reprise) Ezra (Penny) Baxter, Jody Baxter, Mrs. Hutto, Oliver Hutto, Twink and Townspeople
What a Happy Day (Reprise) Jody Baxter
Nothing MoreEzra (Penny) Baxter and Jody Baxter
Everything BeautifulOra Baxter
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