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Happy Town   

54th Street Theatre, (10/07/1959 - 10/10/1959)
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Opening Date: Oct 07, 1959    
Closing Date: Oct 10, 1959 Total Performances: 5

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A private office in the T.B.A. exchange; Back-A-Heap, Texas, the main street; Bixby's Super Market; Back-A-Heap Town Hall; fairgrounds; the prairie; E Street.

Production Staff
Produced by B & M Productions
Book adapted by Max Hampton; Music by Gordon Duffy; Lyrics by Harry M. Haldane; Additional music by Paul Nassau; Additional lyrics by Paul Nassau; Musical Director: Samuel Krachmalnick; Vocal arrangements by Samuel Krachmalnick; Music orchestrated by Nicholas Carras
Directed by Alan A. Buckhantz; Choreographed by Lee Scott; Associate Director: Ernest Sarracino
Scenic Design by Curt Nations; Costume Design by J. Michael Travis; Lighting Design by Paul Morrison
General Manager: John Yorke
Production Stage Manager: Lawrence N. Kasha; Stage Manager: Jim Cavanaugh and Donald L. Jackson
Press Representative: Shirley Herz
Diana BaronTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
George BlackwellLint Richards
Lillian BozinoffTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
John BuwenTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Alice CliftBobbie Jo Hartman
Townswoman of Back-A-Heap
Colleen CorkreyTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Bob DaleyTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Dori DavisTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Ralph DunnPert Hawkins
Dick ElliottJudge Ed Bixby
Isabelle FarrellTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Laurie FranksTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Rico FroehlichA Reporter
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
James GannonTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Rita GoldenTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Connie GrecoTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Marian HaraldsonTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Marilyn HarrisTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
George IvesSib Richards
George JackTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Danny JoelTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Judy KeirnTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Maxine KentTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Michael KermoyanGlenn Richards
Bruce MacKayBub Richards
Charles MayClaney
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
James McAnanyTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Biff McGuireCraig Richards
Nixon MillerTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Patricia MountTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Robbi PalmerTownswoman of Back-A-Heap
Howard ParkerTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Tom PocorobaTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Lizabeth PritchettMrs. Hawkins
Cindy RobbinsJanice Dawson
Stuart RoseTownsman of Back-A-Heap
Edwin SteffeReverend Hornblow
Frederic TozereJim Joe Jamison
Lee VenoraMolly Bixby
Chester WatsonLuke Granger
Tom WilliamsClint Yoder
Roy WilsonMult
Townsman of Back-A-Heap
Will WrightDoc Spooner
Understudies: Diana Baron (Molly Bixby), George Blackwell (Tim Joe Jamieson), John Buwen (Mult), Alice Clift (Janice Dawson), Colleen Corkrey (Bobbie Jo Hartman), Bob Daley (Clint Yoder), Laurie Franks (Janice Dawson, Molly Bixby), Rico Froehlich (Glenn Richards, Reverend Hornblow), James Gannon (Craig Richards, Sib Richards), Rita Golden (Mrs. Hawkins), Michael Kermoyan (Doc Spooner), Bruce MacKay (Pert Hawkins), Charles May (Bub Richards), Nixon Miller (Claney, Judge Ed Bixby, Lint Richards) and Stuart Rose (Craig Richards)
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Lee Scott
music by Gordon Duffy; lyrics by Harry M. Haldane
ACT 1 Sung By
It Isn't EasyJanice Dawson, Glenn Richards, Bub Richards, Lint Richards and Sib Richards
Something SpecialCraig Richards
The Legend of Black-Eyed Susan GreySusan Grey and Townspeople
Opportunity!Craig Richards, Reverend Hornblow, Mrs. Hawkins and Townspeople
As Busy as Anyone Can BeClint Yoder and Girls
Heaven Protect Me!Janice Dawson and Girls
I Feel Like a Brother to You!Craig Richards and Molly Bixby
I Am What I Am!Craig Richards and Molly Bixby
The Beat of a HeartMolly Bixby
MeanJanice Dawson
It Isn't Easy (Reprise) Glenn Richards, Bub Richards, Lint Richards and Sib Richards
When the Time Is RightReverend Hornblow
ACT 2 Sung By
I'm Stuck with LoveMolly Bixby
It Isn't Easy (Reprise) Glenn Richards, Bub Richards, Lint Richards and Sib Richards
Nothing in CommonJanice Dawson and Molly Bixby
Talkin' 'Bout YouJanice Dawson, Clint Yoder and Townspeople
Something Special (Reprise) Craig Richards and Molly Bixby
Y' Can't WinJanice Dawson
Opportunity! (Reprise) Entire Company