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St. James Theatre, (12/23/1974 - 1/04/1975)

First Preview: Nov 11, 1974
Opening Date: Dec 23, 1974
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1975
Total Previews: 51
Total Performances: 16

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The mid-1930s. On and around the campus of Tait College.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Harry Rigby and Terry Allen Kramer; Associate Producer: Robert Anglund, Stan Hurwit and Frank Montalvo

Music by Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown; Book by Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel and B.G. DeSylva; Lyrics by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Dance and incidental music composed and arranged by Luther Henderson; Musical Director: Liza Redfield; Book adapted by Abe Burrows

Directed by Abe Burrows; Choreographed by Donald Saddler; Assistant Choreographer: Arthur Faria

Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager; Costume Design by Donald Brooks; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Tony Alloy

Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs

Musical Supervisor: Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray

Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: John J. Moore

Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates; Casting: Howard Feuer

Opening Night Cast

Alice FayeProfessor Kenyon
Gene NelsonBill Johnson
Stubby KayePooch Kearney
Michael AustinBoy
Jimmy BrennanSlats
Tap Dancer
Boy
Tommy BreslinSylvester
Wayne BryanBobby Randall
Joseph BurkeBeef Saunders
Tim CassidyBoy
Happy Days Quartet
Baton Twirler
Paula CinkoMillie
Coed
Terry EnoWindy
Tap Dancer
Robin GersonCoed
Lynda GoodfriendBaton Twirler
Coed
Lisa GuignardAcrobat
Baton Twirler
Coed
Anne KayeCoed
Barbara LailBabe O'Day
Mary Ann LipsonCoed
Acrobat
Sally O'DonnellCoed
Ernie PysherColton Player
Acrobat
Boy
Jana RobbinsPat
Professor Kenyon
Randall RobbinsHappy Days Quartet
Boy
Marti RolphConnie Lane
Jeff SpielmanAcrobat
Boy
Scott StevensenTom Marlowe
Happy Days Quartet
David ThoméHappy Days Quartet
Boy
Rebecca UrichFlo
Coed
Marcia Lynn WatkinsCoed

Swings: Kathey Carlson and David Fredericks

Understudies: Jimmy Brennan (Pooch Kearney, Sylvester), Tommy Breslin (Bobby Randall), Tim Cassidy (Slats), Paula Cinko (Pat), Terry Eno (Tom Marlowe), Anne Kaye (Connie Lane), Sally O'Donnell (Flo), Ernie Pysher (Beef Saunders), Randall Robbins (Bill Johnson), David Thomé (Windy), Rebecca Urich (Babe O'Day) and Marcia Lynn Watkins (Millie)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 1975 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Donald Saddler

Theatre World

winner 1975 Award [recipient] 

Marti Rolph

winner 1975 Award [recipient] 

Scott Stevensen

Songs

music by Ray Henderson; lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown

ACT 1 Sung By
Overture
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Orchestra and Company
He's a Ladies' Man
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Pat, Millie, Flo and Students
The Best Things in Life are Free
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Professor Kenyon and Students
Just Imagine
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Connie Lane, Pat, Millie and Flo
Happy Days
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Tom Marlowe, Pat, Millie, Flo and Sylvester
Button Up Your Overcoat
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Bobby Randall and Babe O'Day
Lucky in Love
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Connie Lane, Tom Marlowe and Students
You're the Cream in My Coffee
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Professor Kenyon and Johnson
Varsity Drag
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Babe O'Day and Students
Together
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Professor Kenyon
Tait Song
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Bill Johnson, Pooch Kearney and Students
Lucky in Love (Reprise)
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Today's the Day
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Girls
Girl of the Pi Beta Phi
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Pat and Girls
Good News
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Professor Kenyon, Connie Lane and Students
Keep Your Sunny Side Up
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Pooch Kearney
The Best Things in Life Are Free (Reprise)
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Connie Lane and Tom Marlowe
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
I Want to Be Bad
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Professor Kenyon
The Professor and the Students
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Professor Kenyon, Pooch Kearney and Company
Finale
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown)
Company
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