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The Most Happy Fella
Based on They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard

Frank  Loesser

Frank  Loesser

Frank  Loesser

Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist of “Guys and Dolls,” scored his greatest artistic triumph with this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story about a middle-aged vintner, Tony, whose mail-order marriage proposal is accepted under the girl’s mistaken assumption a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband.

Her hurt and humiliation when she learns the truth, as well as a terrible accident which nearly kills Tony as he hurries to meet her, almost ends the relationship before it begins, but a loving understanding blossoms between them during Tony’s long convalescence.

Filled with sweeping ballads, intense dramatic arias and tuneful, splashy Broadway-style numbers, this ambitious “Broadway opera” has found a home on opera and musical theatre stages alike. Its sizable score showcases strong singers, including a mature operatic baritone and a young soprano ingénue for the two lead roles. The rest of the large cast consists of a winsome comic duo for the secondary leads and a host of other compelling characters. The show’s lasting popularity has led to two Broadway revivals, the latter with a two-piano accompaniment that is available for rental.

Play Details:
Genre(s): Comedy
Time Period(s): Not Available
Play Type: Musical
Runtime: Not Available
Acts: 3
Set Complexity: Not Available
Set Information: Not Available
Year First Published: Not Available
Total Characters: Not Available
Male Characters: Not Available
Female Characters: Not Available
Androgynous Characters:0
Minimum Cast: Not Available
Maximum Cast: Not Available
Cost: Not Available
Publisher: Music Theatre International
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ISBN: Not Available

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