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St. James Theatre , (12/23/1974 - 1/04/1975)
First Preview:Nov 11, 1974 Total Previews:51
Opening Date:Dec 23, 1974   
Closing Date:Jan 04, 1975 Total Performances:16

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Tait College, a co-educational institution in a small town.


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
Cast
Alice Faye Professor Kenyon
Gene Nelson Bill Johnson
Stubby Kaye Pooch Kearney
Michael Austin Boy
Jimmy Brennan Slats
Tap Dancer
Boy
Tommy Breslin Sylvester
Wayne Bryan Bobby Randall
Joseph Burke Beef Saunders
Tim Cassidy Boy
Happy Days Quartet
Baton Twirler
Paula Cinko Millie
Coed
Terry Eno Windy
Tap Dancer
Robin Gerson Coed
Lynda Goodfriend Baton Twirler
Coed
Lisa Guignard Acrobat
Baton Twirler
Coed
Anne Kaye Coed
Barbara Lail Babe O'Day
Mary Ann Lipson Coed
Acrobat
Sally O'Donnell Coed
Ernie Pysher Colton Player
Acrobat
Boy
Jana Robbins Pat
Professor Kenyon
Randall Robbins Happy Days Quartet
Boy
Marti Rolph Connie Lane
Jeff Spielman Acrobat
Boy
Scott Stevensen Tom Marlowe
Happy Days Quartet
David Thomé Happy Days Quartet
Boy
Rebecca Urich Flo
Coed
Marcia Lynn Watkins Coed
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)
Theatre World
nominee 1975 Award [recipient]
Marti Rolph
nominee 1975 Award [recipient]
Scott Stevensen
Drama Desk Award
 1975 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Donald Saddler
music by Ray Henderson; lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
ACT 1Sung By
Overture Orchestra and Company
He's a Ladies' Man Pat, Millie, Flo and Students
The Best Things in Life are Free Professor Kenyon and Students
Just Imagine Connie Lane, Pat, Millie and Flo
Happy Days Tom Marlowe, Pat, Millie, Flo, Sylvester and
Button Up Your Overcoat Bobby Randall and Babe O'Day
Lucky in Love Connie Lane, Tom Marlowe and Students
You're the Cream in My Coffee Professor Kenyon and Johnson
Varsity Drag Babe O'Day and Students
Together Professor Kenyon
Tait Song Bill Johnson, Pooch Kearney and Students
Lucky in Love (Reprise)Company
ACT 2Sung By
Today's the Day Girls
Girl of the Pi Beta Phi Pat and Girls
Good News Professor Kenyon, Connie Lane and Students
Keep Your Sunny Side Up Pooch Kearney and
The Best Things in Life Are Free (Reprise)Connie Lane and Tom Marlowe
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
I Want to Be Bad Professor Kenyon
The Professor and the Students Professor Kenyon, Pooch Kearney and Company
Finale Company