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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
Cast
Lee BackerAmy Lawrence
Francis BarnardMarshall Rogers
Irving BarnesFrank
James Hawthorne BeyZeke
Joan BowmanSusy Harper
Patsy BruderBecky Thatcher
Kevin CarlisleBen Rogers
Joyce CarrolNancy Rogers
Lee CharlesJim
Jack DeLonJudge Thatcher
Sylvia DickAdele Sims
Stephen ElliottMuff Potter
Timmy EverettTom Sawyer
Alice GhostleyAunt Polly
Marvin GordonAndy Douglas
Doris GrebFreda Walters
Earl HammondMr. Dobbins
Tom HassonJoe Harper
Loren HightowerAlfred Noble
Richard IdeHuckleberry Finn
Todd JacksonProsecutor
Ida JohnsonRoxy
Fred JonesSam Harper
George LikerJeff Hollis
Marijane MaricleEmmy Harper
Dean MichenerCaptain Mumford
Henry Liggett
James MitchellInjun Joe
Joe NashClem
Doris OkersonEmily Noble
Julie OserMary Austin
Charles QueenanGeorge
Ronald RogersDoc Robinson
Captain Leather
Rettadel TupperGracie Miller
Audrey VanterpoolHannah
Edward VillellaBill Anders
Jacqueline WalcottAnnie Lou
Paula WaringJennie Daniels
Annette WarrenLila Hollis
music by Jack Urbont; lyrics by Bruce Geller
ACT 1 Sung By
SomeoneJim and Aunt Polly
Whiskey BugMuff Potter
Livin' the LifeTom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
SteamboatTom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Muff Potter and Jim
Take KidsAunt Polly, Emmy Harper, Emily Noble, Lila Hollis and Nancy Rogers
Probably in LoveTom Sawyer
Don't Tell MeAunt Polly
All of 'Em SayTom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher
Late LoveAunt Polly and Muff Potter
ACT 2 Sung By
Ain't It a ShameTownspeople
Supersational DayMinstrels and Townspeople
Late Love (Reprise) Aunt Polly
Ain't It a Shame (Reprise) Townspeople
MacDougal's CaveTownspeople