The Human Comedy

Royale Theatre

Previews Began: March 20, 1984

Opening Night: April 5, 1984

Closing Night: April 15, 1984

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Music: Galt MacDermot

Libretto: William Dumaresq

A small-town American family struggles to survive World War II in this musical adaptation of William Saroyan’s novel, as young Homer comes of age and his brother, Marcus, fights in the war and inspires his orphaned fellow soldiers with tales of his girlfriend and family.

Musical Numbers

In a Little Town in California……………….Company
Hi Ya, Kid………………Trainman, Ulysses Macauley
We’re a Little Family………….Mrs. Kate Macauley,
                                               Homer Macauley,
                                               Ulysses Macauley,
                                               Bess Macauley
The Assyrians………………………..Helen, Miss Hicks
Noses……………………………………..Homer Macauley
You’re A Little Young For The Job………..Spangler,
                                                     Homer Macauley
I Can Carry A Tune………………….Homer Macauley
Happy Birthday……………………….Homer Macauley
Happy Anniversary….Homer Macauley, Spangler,
                                   Mr. Grogan
I Think The Kid Will Do……Mr. Grogan, Spangler
Beautiful Music…………Beautiful Music, Company
Cocoanut Cream Pie……………………….Mr. Grogan,
                                                     Homer Macauley
When I Am Lost……………………..Homer Macauley,
                                                    Beautiful Music,
                                                    Company
I Said, Oh No………….Bess Macauley, Mary Arena,
                                  Mexican Woman
Daddy Will Not Come Walking Through the
Door…………………………………..Mrs. Kate Macauley
The Birds In The Sky…………………..Bess Macauley
Remember Always To Give….Mrs. Kate Macauley
Long Past Sunset…….Voice of Matthew Macauley
Don’t Tell Me……..Mary Arena, Marcus Macauley,
                              the Family, Company
The Fourth Telegram………..Spangler, Mr. Grogan
Give Me All The Money………………Thief, Spangler
Everything Is Changed……………Homer Macauley,
                                                Mrs. Kate Macauley
The World Is Full of 
Loneliness…………………………..Mrs. Kate Macauley
Hi Ya, Kid (Reprise)……………….Ulysses Macauley,
                                                Trainman, Company

How I Love Your Thingamajig………………..Soldiers
Everlasting………………………………………………Tobey
An Orphan I Am………………………………………Tobey
I’ll Tell You About My Family…..Marcus Macauley
I Wish I Were A Man……………………….Mary Arena
Marcus, My Friend…………………………………..Tobey
My Sister Bess……………………….Marcus Macauley
I’ve Known a Lot of Guys…………………Diana Steed
Diana…………………………………………………..Spangler
Dear Brother………………………….Homer Macauley,
                                                   Marcus Macauley
The Birds in the Trees/A Lot of
Men………………………………..Diana Steed, Spangler
Parting……………………Mrs. Kate Macauley, Wives,
                                   Sweethearts, Mothers,
                                   Friends, Soldiers
Mr. Grogan, Wake Up……………..Homer Macauley
Hello, Doc……………………………………………Spangler
What Am I Supposed to Do?……Homer Macauley,
                                                    Spangler
Long Past Sunset…Mrs. Kate Macauley, Company
I’m Home…………………………………………………Tobey
Somewhere, Someone…………………Bess Macauley
I’ll Always Love You…………Mary Arena, Company
Hi Ya, Kid (Reprise)……………….Ulysses Macauley,
                                                Trainman, Company
Fathers and Mothers (And You and 
Me)…………………………………………………….Company