Produced by George Abbottafter an out-of-town tryout, the production opened on Broadway on October 1, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatrewhere it ran for performances. Sets and lighting were by Jo Mielzinerand costumes were by Miles White. The musical's success led to a film adaptation starring Lucille BallAllyson and Walker, and a television adaptation.
A recording of this revival is available on CD. ByLarry Hart was suffering from alcoholism, and Richard Rodgers was having difficulty working with him. Abbot chose Martin and his collaborator to write the songs for his new musical with a high school theme based on an unpublished play by John Cecil Holmwhom he engaged to Unknown Artist - Phew / Best Foot Forward the book.
Abbott knew that lighthearted and innocent student-themed musicals, including a few of his own, had proved popular in past Broadway Unknown Artist - Phew / Best Foot Forward.
The show's lively direction and choreography, comical hijinks and catchy tunes led Rendevous - Dark Side* - Rumours In Our Own Time, Legends In Our Own Room a strong run for a pre- Oklahoma!
Other critics mostly agreed, although some felt that the show's youthful exuberance was carried too far. Just for fun, prep school student Bud Hooper writes a fan letter asking his idol, Hollywood actress Gale Joy, to come to Philadelphia to be his partner at the junior prom.
His school is Winsocki Military Academy. Jack Haggerty, the actress' manager in Hollywood, sees an opportunity for publicity and advises Gale to accept Bud's invitation. The appearance of the famous star at Winsocki is greeted with excitement, and Bud abandons his own girl Helen Schlessinger to accompany Gale to the ball. Out of jealousy, Helen tears Gale's sash while she is dancing, which causes a riot.
Others begin to tear off pieces of Gale's clothes as well, but only to gain souvenirs from the famous star. The boys hide Gale in their dormitory, where farcical comings and goings ensue. The school regards the incident as a scandal, and Bud is now in danger of being expelled. Gale and Jack try to avoid furore and go back to Hollywood. After Bud and Helen settle their arguments and any other problems are solved, everything at Winsocki goes back to normal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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