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Imperial Theatre , (6/25/1952 - 11/28/1953)
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Opening Date:Jun 25, 1952   
Closing Date:Nov 28, 1953 Total Performances:598

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
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.

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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
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Stage Manager: Dan W. Sattler
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Leo Freedman and Abner D. Klipstein; Casting: Marshall Jamison
Frank Aletter Eli
Itchy's Assistant
Sidney Armus Itchy Flexner
Tom Ayre Monty
Fay's dancing partner
Nancy Baker Ensemble
Mardi Bayne Henrietta
Joan Berke Ensemble
Larry Blyden Schmutz
Itchy's Assistant
Sheila Bond Fay Fromkin
Sue Brin Billie
Bathing Beauty
Jack Cassidy Chick Miller
Harry Clark Herman Fabricant
Robert Dixon Sid
Waiter friend of Chick's
Norma Doggett Kitty
Bathing Beauty
Elliott Feder Ensemble
Richard France Lenny
Fay's dancing partner
Nancy Franklin Miriam
who has hay fever
Gus Giordano Mel
Fay's dancing partner
Elaine Gordon Sonja
Honeymooner (later billed as "Music Lover")
Denise Griffin Lena
Stanley Grover Fred
Florence Henderson The New Girl
Bill Hogue Morrie
Ray Hyson Barney
Waiter friend of Chick's
Joan Johnston Mildred
Bathing Beauty
Leo Kayeworth Bill
Sybil Lamb Shirley
Al Lawrence Ensemble
George Lenz Butch
Roslynd Lowe Irma
Patricia Marand Teddy Stern
Leila Martin Gussie
Joe Milan Sam
Fay's dancing partner
Phyllis Newman Sarah
Bathing Beauty
Toni Parker Ensemble
Candi Parsons Ensemble
Don Paterson Ensemble
John Perkins Harry "Muscles" Green
Shirley Ann Prior Judy
Inga Rode Ensemble
Fred Sadoff Marvin
Honeymooner (later billed as "Music Lover")
Reid Shelton Joe
Sammy Smith
Broadway debut
Lou Kandel
Harry Snow Harry
Ray Steele Phil
Wally Strauss Ensemble
Jan Stuart Anna
Bathing Beauty
Joseph Thomas Eccentric Diver
Tom Tryon Alex
Paul Valentine Pinky Harris
Gloria Van Deweel Felice
Bathing Beauty
Don Wayne Mac
Beverly Weston The Girl Diver
Steve Wiland The Acrobat
Rain Winslow 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)
Tony Award®
winner 1953 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Sheila Bond
winner 1953 Stage Technician [winner]
Abe Kurnit
music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome
ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung By
Where Did the Night Go? (Be-Bop Version) (Reprise)Eli (Itchy's Assistant) 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