A History of the American Film

ANTA Playhouse

Previews Began: March 14, 1978

Opening Night: March 30, 1978

Closing Night: April 16, 1978

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Music: Mel Marvin

Lyrics: Christopher Durang

Book: Christopher Durang

An evening of musical vignettes parodying films and film stars from the silent era to the present.

Musical Numbers

The Silent Years……………………………………..Orchestra
Minstrel Song………………………….Contract Player #10
Shanty Town Romance……………………..Jimmy, Loretta
They Can’t Prohibit Love………………………………..Bette
We’re in a Salad…………………………..Hank, Salad Girls,
                                                    Contract Player #10,
                                                      Contract Player #9,
                                                      Contract Player #1
Euphemism…………………………………………………Loretta
Ostende Nobis Tosca…………………………..Bette, Hank,
                                                    Contract Player #10,
                                                      Contract Player #9
The Red, the White and the Blue……….Eve, Company

Pretty Pin-Up…………………………..Eve, Loretta, Bette,
                                                      Contract Player #2
Apple Blossom Victory……………………………Bette, Eve,
                                                      Contract Player #6
Isn’t It Fun to Be in the                                                 
Movies…….Contract Player #10, Contract Player #9
Search for Wisdom…………..Loretta, Jimmy, Company

CAST

Maureen Anderman                      Contract Player #8
Gary Bayer                                                          Jimmy
Walter Bobbie                                Contract Player #1
Jeff Brooks                                     Contract Player #5
Bryan E. Clark                               Contract Player #7
David Cromwell                             Contract Player #4
David Garrison                            Contract Player #10
Ben Halley, Jr.                               Contract Player #3
Swoosie Kurtz                                                      Bette
Kate McGregor-Stewart               Contract Player #6
Joan Pape                                                                Eve
April Shawhan                                                   Loretta
Brent Spiner                                                         Hank
Eric Weitz                                     Contract Player #9
Mary Catherine Wright                Contract Player #2

Understudies: Stephen James (Hank, Contract Player #1), Carolyn Mignini (Loretta, Contract Player #2, Contract Player #8), Robert Polenz (Contract Player #5, Contract Player #9, Contract Player #10)

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