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The Most Happy Fella

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Title The Most Happy Fella
Description Book, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on Sidney Howard's
'They Knew What They Wanted'
Creator Ravinia Festival
Date July 20, 2007

Pavilion
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
Contributor Cast (in order of appearance):
The Cashier- Dennis Kelly
Cleo- Cheryl Avery
Rosabella- Sylvia McNair
Waitress- Michèle Cason
The Postman- Nikkiele DeMone
Tony- George Hearn
Marie- Paula Scrofano
Max- Scott Calcagno
Herman- Stephen Schellhardt
Clem- Zach Bandler
Jake- Devin Desantis
Al- Michael Cicetti
Joe- Rod Gilfry
Giuseppe- Michael Deleget
Pasquale- Karl Hamilton
Ciccio- Don Forston
Gussie- Lisa Rumbauskas
Johnny- Nathaniel Shaw
The Doctor- David Girolmo
The Priest- Dennis Kelly
The Bus Driver- Rob Lindley
The Neighbors
Frankie- Alexander Aguilar
Cara- Michèle Cason
Bynum- Nikkieli DeMone
Gina- Lara Filip
Ruby Mae- Cory Goodrich
Pietro- Dennis Kelly
Herbie- Ian Liberto
Cecil- Rob Lindley
Gretta- Tammy Mader
Dorothy- Johanna McKenzie Miller
Betty- Abby Mueller
Seymour- Buddy Reeder
Sophia- Laura Scheinbaum
Marianna- Lauren Weisman
Isabelle- Melissa Zaremba

Production Staff:
Scenic designer- Robert A. Kovach
Costume designer- Jeff Hendry
Lighting designer- Diane Ferry Williams
Sound designer- Garth Helm
Production stage manager- Kristi J. Martens
Stage manager- Corinne Kabat
Assistant musical director- Doug Peck
Rehearsal pianist- J. Adam Burnette
Properties procurer- Laura Skolnik
Assistant to the director- Buddy Reeder
Assistants to the lighting designer- Charlotte Rathke, Jared Moore
Assistant to the costume designer- Erin Burke
Assistant to the sound designer- William Ruger
Relation "'Most Happy Fella' blends feel-good pop, outright opera"
By Sid Smith

Chicago Tribune
July 13, 2007
Type Musical theatre

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Citation

Ravinia Festival, “The Most Happy Fella,” Cook Music Library Digital Exhibitions, accessed June 25, 2022, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/cookmusiclibrary/items/show/492.