The Most Happy Fella

Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Most Happy Fella [1] is a 1956 Broadway musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser (1910-1969) [2].

The original text

The story, about a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the 1924 play They Knew What They Wanted [3] by Sidney Howard (1891–1939) [4].

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1962: Staged by the JODS at the Civic Theatre in November, directed by Anthony Farmer, with Edwin Steffe (Tony), Michael McGovern (Joe), Olive King (Rosabella), June Hern (Cleo), Peter Lynsky (Herman), Fanny Hilson (Marie) and others. Musical direction by Derrick Lewis, choreography by Gerard Nel, décor by Anthony Farmer and costumes by Connie Reid.


Wikipedia [5]

JODS theatre programme (undated)

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page