RT @BACTouring: Introducing the 2017/2018 #Ottawa season. https://t.co/LwzDdsPrFP Get your subsc...

OrpheusMTS,

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Youtube

NEW GIRL IN TOWN 

Music by GEORGE ABBOTT
, Words and Music by ROBERT MERRILL


Based on EUGENE O'NEILL's Anna Christie

First opened on Broadway May 15, 1957 at the 46th Street Theatre.

Plot Synopsis

An old Swedish sailor is overjoyed when his daughter Anna visits him after fifteen years of living in St. Paul, but his crony Marthy realizes she is not the sweet innocent her father imagines, but a former streetwalker come back to reassemble the pieces of her shattered life. Anna gradually fits in with her father's friends, even falling in love for the first time - until an envious Marthy spills the truth about Anna's past at a neighborhood ball, nearly destroying her dream of happiness. (Written for the incomporable Gwen Verdon.)

[ Plot synopsis from MTI ]

Songs from the Show - Act One

Roll Yer Socks Up

 

Anna Lilla

 

Sunshine Girl

 

On The Farm

 

Flings

 

It's Good To Be Alive

 

Look At `Er

 

It's Good To Be Alive (Reprise)

 

Yer My Friend, Aintcha?

 

Did You Close Your Eyes?

 

At The Check Apron Ball

 

There Ain't No Flies On Me

 

Songs from the Show - Act Two

Ven I Valse

 

Sunshine Girl (Reprise)

 

If That Was Love

 

Ballet (Anna's Dream Sequence)

 

Chess and Checkers

 

Look At `Er (Reprise)

 

 

1961-1962 Production

Presented April 24-28, 1962 at the Ottawa Technical High School Auditorium, Ottawa, Ontario

Production Team

Directed by

Bernard McManus

Assistant Director

Mary Allen

Director of Music

Squadron Leader C.O. (Cliff) Hunt

Choreographer

Bill Dick

Scenery

Ann Goetz

Lighting Direction

Don Torney

Accompanist

Winifred Canty

Stage Manager

Pat Faithful

Costumes

Malabar, Toronto

Make-up

Pamela Fish

Workshop Chairman

Wally Chopowick

Properites

James Harker

Prompter

Margaret Mahony

Cast

Lily

Norma Coll

Moll

Mary Ellen Weber

Katie

Barbara May

Alderman

Geoffrey D'Alberti

Chris

David Battle

Johnson

Denis St. Jean

Oscar

James Harker

Seaman (1st Mate)

John Riopelle

Marthy

Elsa Pickthorne

Mrs. Smith

Jean Wheeler

Pete

George Anderson

Ivy

Jean Halley

Rose

Maureen Finlay

Bartender (Larry)

Bob Edgington

Anna

Sally Weltman

Pearl

Carolyn McDonald

Flo

Sheila Vance

Purity

Marie O'Toole

Hope

Nora Carpenter

Olson

Clesson Goodhue

Mat Burke

Brian Smyth

Mrs. Dowling

Carole Hamm

Reporter

Don Herbertson

Mr. Smith

Barry Stewart

Masher

Wally Chopowick

Waiters

Earle Crowe, Gary Curran

Politician

William Roberts

Mrs. Hammacher

Donna Emmons

Dowling

Les Lucas

Krimp

William Roberts

Henry

Derek Carter

DANCERS

Fay Boyce, Arlene Dick, Tony Layton, Gay Patten, Jackie Watters, Bill Dick, Garry Matthews, Richard Patterson, Bob Poirier.

SINGERS

Mary Allen, Isabel Amey, Mary Barrette, Dorothy Gough, Judy Lake, Carolyn Provost, Maureen Ward, Rose McCallum, Wayne Blatchly, Dick Flint, Gus Klawonn, Percy May, Joseph E. Webb, Maurice Bigras.

Links to Related Sites

 

MTI: New Girl In Town