State Fair

Music Box Theatre

Previews Began: March 20, 1996

Opening Night: March 27, 1996

Closing Night: June 30, 1996

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Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Tom Briggs

Louis Mattioli

The Frake family journeys to the annual state fair in Iowa, where the parents enter hog contests and mincemeat and jelly competitions and the children find romance with big-city types.

Musical Numbers

Act One

Opening…………………….Abel Frake, Melissa Frake,
                                      Wayne Frake
It Might as Well Be Spring……………..Margy Frake
Driving at Night/Our State Fair………..Abel Frake,
                                                          Melissa Frake,
                                                           Wayne Frake,
                                                            Margy Frake,
                                                                  Company
That’s for Me…………………………………Wayne Frake
More Than Just a Friend……………………Abel Frake,
                                                         Hank Munson,
                                                        Fair Announcer
Isn’t It Kinda Fun?………Pat Gilbert, Margy Frake
You Never Had It So Good……………..Emily Arden,
                                                             Fairtones
It Might as Well Be Spring 
(Reprise)………………………………………..Margy Frake
When I Go Out Walking With My
Baby…………………………..Abel Frake, Melissa Frake
So Far……………………….Wayne Frake, Emily Arden
It’s a Grand Night for Singing……………..Company

Act Two

Man I Used to Be……..Pat Gilbert, Vivian, Jeanne
All I Owe Ioway…………………Abel Frake, Company
Man I Used to Be (Reprise)……………….Pat Gilbert
Isn’t It Kinda Fun? (Reprise)…………..Margy Frake
That’s the Way It Happens……………..Emily Arden,
                                                            Fairtones
Boys and Girls Like You and Me………..Abel Frake,
                                                           Melissa Frake
Next Time It Happens……………………Margy Frake
Finale Ultimo………………………………………Company