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Broadhurst Theatre, (5/14/1951 - 6/16/1951)
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Opening Date: May 14, 1951    
Closing Date: Jun 16, 1951 Total Performances: 40

Category: Musical, Comedy, Puppets, Original, Broadway
Setting: B.G. Bigelow, Inc.; Puppet Laboratory; Telephone & Board Room; Bigelow's Toyland Bazaar; Bigelow Hall of Fame (Showroom to you); Bigelow's Inner Sanctum; City Hall Square; Bigelow's Bagdad; Capsulanti

Production Staff
Produced by Cheryl Crawford; Produced in association with E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy
Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; Musical Director: Maurice Levine; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal; Special material for Miss Sumac written by Moises Vivanco
Directed by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; Choreographed by Helen Tamiris
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by David Ffolkes and Lucinda Ballard
General Manager: John Yorke
Production Stage Manager: Andy Anderson; Stage Manager: Perry Bruskin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Clifford Fearl
Press Representative: Abner D. Klipstein
Edith AtwaterK.T. Pettigrew
Bil Baird's MarionettesPuppets
Barbara CookSandy
Irwin CoreyAbou Ben Atom
Jerome CourtlandSylvester
Yma SumacNajla
Ernest TruexB.G. Bigelow
Sara AmanDancer
John AndersonSinger
Clyde, F.D.R. Puppets Singing Voice
Andy ApreaLovingham
Board of Directors
Bil BairdClyde
Marionette Operator
Cora BairdMirabelle
Marionette Operator
Lee BallardBuyer
Vicki BarrettSwitchboard Operator
Lulu BatesElsa Bullinger
Lewis BolyardSinger
Stanley CarlsonA March of Time Voice
Board of Directors
Lincoln Puppet Singing Voice
Ray CookBuyer
Citizen of Capsulanti
Fay DeWittGriselda
Cat Puppet Singing Voice
Carol DonnSinger
Hen Puppet Singing Voice
Franz FazakasMarionette Operator
Lion Puppet Singing Voice
Clifford FearlBuyer
Citizen of Capsulanti
Jane FischerSwitchboard Operator
Carl HarmsMarionette Operator
Tom Payne Puppet Singing Voice
Urylee LeonardosSwitchboard Operator
Elizabeth LogueFlahooley
Normand MaxonDancer
Joe NashDancer
Louis NyeEl-Akbar
The Elder Arab
Sheldon OssoskyCitizen of Capsulanti
Nehemiah PersoffFowzi
The Younger Arab
Marilyn RossMiss Buckley
Lois ShearerSinger
Mirabelle, Cinderella, Poodle Puppets Singing Voice
Laurel ShelbySwitchboard Operator
Franklin T. SymeBuyer
Doctor Smith
James TarbuttonDancer
Richard TempleFarquarson
Board of Directors
Edgar ThompsonHastings
Board of Directors
A Radio Voice
Ted ThurstonPeabody
Board of Directors
Rhino Puppet Singing Voice
Norval TormsenCitizen of Capsulanti
Tafi TowersSwitchboard Operator
The Voice on the P.A.
Anthony TudorArab
Rowan TudorEvans
Board of Directors
Clayfoot Trowbridge
Annaliese WidmanDancer
Understudies: John Anderson (Arab), Andy Aprea (Arab, Quimsy), Vicki Barrett (Griselda, Nurse), Lewis Bolyard (Doctor Smith), Jane Fischer (Flahooley), Urylee Leonardos (Najla), Nehemiah Persoff (Abou Ben Atom), Laurel Shelby (K.T. Pettigrew, Miss Buckley, The Voice on the P.A.), Franklin T. Syme (Clayfoot Trowbridge, Evans, Farquarson), Edgar Thompson (Peabody), Ted Thurston (B.G. Bigelow), Norval Tormsen (Sylvester) and Tafi Towers (Elsa Bullinger, Sandy)
music by Sammy Fain; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
ACT 1 Sung By
You Too Can Be a PuppetPuppet Singers
Here's To Your IllusionsSandy and Sylvester
B.G. Bigelow, Inc.Executives and Personnel
Najla's SongNajla
Who Says There Ain't No Santa ClausSylvester, Sandy, Executives and Personnel
FlahooleyGriselda, Miss Buckley, Executives and Personnel
The World Is Your BalloonSandy, Sylvester and Puppet Singing Company
He's Only WonderfulSandy and Sylvester
Arabian For 'Get Happy'Najla
ACT 2 Sung By
Spirit of CapsulantiMiss Buckley and Townspeople
Happy HuntingElsa Bullinger, Miss Buckley, Griselda and Townspeople
ScheherezadeArabs and Executives
Come Back, Little GenieSandy
The Springtime ComethAbou Ben Atom