Little Mary Sunshine
Little Mary Sunshine  is a musical that parodies old-fashioned operettas and musicals. The book, music, and lyrics are by Rick Besoyan (1924-1970) . The original Off-Broadway production premiered in 1959 in New York City's East Village.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1965: Staged by JODS in Johannesburg, directed by Ricky Arden, with musical direction by Shirley Shearman and Jack Kruger and choreograpy by Joan Blake. The cast included: Harry Hambleton (Chief Brown Bear), Charles Vernon (Cpl. Jester), Ivan Berold (Capt. Warrington), Jeannette James (Mary Potts), Louise Wessels (Mme von Liebedich), June Herne (Nancy Twinkle), Wim St. Moritz (Fleet Foot), Trevor Wayne (Yellow Feather), Frank Douglass (Gen. Fairfax) and others.
JODS theatre programme, 1965.
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