Home Sweet Homer


A musical romantic comedy


Palace Theatre, (1/04/1976 - 1/04/1976)

First Preview: Dec 26, 1975
Opening Date: Jan 04, 1976
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1976
Total Previews: 11
Total Performances: 1

Category: Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander

Produced by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Roland Kibbee and Albert Marre; Lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown; Musical Director: Ross Reimueller; Music orchestrated by Buryl Red

Directed by Albert Marre; Musical Staging by Albert Marre; Choreographic Assistant: Michael Mann

Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Howard Bay and Ray Diffen

General Manager: Wolsk & Azenberg

Stage Manager: Patrick Horrigan and Gregory A. Hirsch

Musical Coordinator: Earl Shendell; Associate Conductor: Terrill Jory

General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; Casting: Dwight Frye; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Press Representative: Ruth Cage

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Opening Night Cast

Yul BrynnerOdysseus
Joan DienerPenelope
Odysseus' wife
Russ ThackerTelemachus
Odysseus' son
John AristidesPimteus
suitor of Penelope
Daniel BrownEurymachus
suitor of Penelope
Diana DavilaNausikaa
King Alkinoos' daughter
Brian DestazioLeokritos
suitor of Penelope
Les FreedPolybos
suitor of Penelope
Darel GlaserKerux
Bill MackeyKtesippos
suitor of Penelope
P. J. MannDektai Evdomi
The Seventeenth
Bill NabelMelios
suitor of Penelope
Shev RodgersKing Alkinoos
Cecile SantosMelantho
handmaiden of Nausikaa
Suzanne SponslerTherapina
handmaiden of Nausikaa
Ian SullivanPilokrates
suitor of Penelope
Christine UchidaHippodameia
handmaiden of Nausikaa
Martin VidnovicAntinous
suitor of Penelope

Swings: Linda Byrne

Standby: Karen Shepard (Penelope)

Understudies: Daniel Brown (Antinous), Darel Glaser (Telemachus), Shev Rodgers (Odysseus), Suzanne Sponsler (Nausikaa) and Ian Sullivan (King Alkinoos)

Songs

music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown

ACT 1 Sung By
The Sorceress
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Penelope (Odysseus' wife) and Suitors
The Departure
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Odysseus and Dektai Evdomi (The Seventeenth)
Home Sweet Homer
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Odysseus
The Ball
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Nausikaa (King Alkinoos' daughter) and Handmaidens
How Could I Dare to Dream
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Odysseus and Telemachus (Odysseus' son)
I Never Imagined Goodbye
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Penelope (Odysseus' wife)
Love Is the Prize
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Odysseus
Penelope's Hand
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Antinous (suitor of Penelope)
He Will Come Home Again
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Telemachus (Odysseus' son)
Did He Really Think
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Penelope (Odysseus' wife)
I Was Wrong
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Odysseus
The Rose
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Penelope (Odysseus' wife)
Tomorrow
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Antinous (suitor of Penelope) and Suitors
The Contest
(lyrics by Charles Burr and Forman Brown)
Odysseus, Telemachus (Odysseus' son), Antinous (suitor of Penelope) and Suitors
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