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Livin' The Life   

Phoenix Theatre , (4/27/1957 - 5/19/1957)
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Opening Date:Apr 27, 1957   
Closing Date:May 19, 1957 Total Performances:25

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around Hannibal, Missouri. About 1850.

Production Staff
Produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director; Norris Houghton: Co-Founder)
Book by Dale Wasserman and Bruce Geller; Based on the "Mississippi River stories" by: Mark Twain; Music by Jack Urbont; Lyrics by Bruce Geller; Musical numbers by: John Butler; Dance music by: Genevieve Pitot; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay and Joe Glover; Choral arrangements by: Jack Urbont; Additional musical arrangements by: Ralph Burns, Jack Easton, James Mundy and Sy Oliver; Musical Director: Anton Coppola
Directed by David Alexander; Choreographed by John Butler
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Klaus Holm; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nat Parnes
Production Stage Manager: Robert Woods; Stage Manager: George Quick and Melvin Bernhardt
General Press Representative: Ben Kornzweig, Robert Ganshaw and James Kamins
Lee Backer Amy Lawrence
Francis Barnard Marshall Rogers
Irving Barnes Frank
James Hawthorne Bey Zeke
Joan Bowman Susy Harper
Patsy Bruder Becky Thatcher
Kevin Carlisle Ben Rogers
Joyce Carrol Nancy Rogers
Lee Charles Jim
Jack DeLon Judge Thatcher
Sylvia Dick Adele Sims
Stephen Elliott Muff Potter
Timmy Everett Tom Sawyer
Alice Ghostley Aunt Polly
Marvin Gordon Andy Douglas
Doris Greb Freda Walters
Earl Hammond Mr. Dobbins
Tom Hasson Joe Harper
Loren Hightower Alfred Noble
Richard Ide Huckleberry Finn
Todd Jackson Prosecutor
Ida Johnson Roxy
Fred Jones Sam Harper
George Liker Jeff Hollis
Marijane Maricle Emmy Harper
Dean Michener Captain Mumford
Henry Liggett
James Mitchell Injun Joe
Joe Nash Clem
Doris Okerson Emily Noble
Julie Oser Mary Austin
Charles Queenan George
Ronald Rogers Doc Robinson
Captain Leather
Rettadel Tupper Gracie Miller
Audrey Vanterpool Hannah
Edward Villella Bill Anders
Jacqueline Walcott Annie Lou
Paula Waring Jennie Daniels
Annette Warren Lila Hollis
music by Jack Urbont; lyrics by Bruce Geller
ACT 1Sung By
Someone Jim and Aunt Polly
Whiskey Bug Muff Potter
Livin' the Life Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Steamboat Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Muff Potter and Jim
Take Kids Aunt Polly, Emmy Harper, Emily Noble, Lila Hollis and Nancy Rogers
Probably in Love Tom Sawyer
Don't Tell Me Aunt Polly
All of 'Em Say Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher
Late Love Aunt Polly and Muff Potter
ACT 2Sung By
Ain't It a Shame Townspeople
Supersational Day Minstrels and Townspeople
Late Love (Reprise)Aunt Polly
Ain't It a Shame (Reprise)Townspeople
MacDougal's Cave Townspeople