The Most Happy Fella

Imperial Theatre

May 3, 1956 - October 19, 1957

Broadway Theatre

October 21, 1957 - December 14, 1957

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Opening Night: May 3, 1956

Closing Night: December 14, 1957

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Music: Frank Loesser

Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Book: Frank Loesser

A middle-aged Italian vineyard owner falls in love with a pretty waitress from afar, sends her the picture of his handsome foreman, and convinces her to move to his California vineyard and marry him, in Frank Loesser’s musical adaptation of Sidney Howard’s play They Knew What They Wanted.

Musical Numbers

Ooh! My Feet!…………………………………………………Cleo
I Know How It Is……………………………..Rosabella, Cleo
Seven Million Crumbs……………………………………..Cleo
I Don’t Know (The Letter)…………………………Rosabella
Maybe He’s Kind of Crazy………………………………..Cleo
Somebody, Somewhere…………………………….Rosabella
The Most Happy Fella……………………..Tony, Company
A Long Time Ago………………………………….Marie, Tony
Standing on the Corner……….Herman, Jake, Clem, Al
Joey, Joey, Joey………………………………………………….Joe
Soon You Gonna Leave Me, Joe……………………….Tony
Rosabella………………………………………………………..Tony
Abbondanza………………………Pasquale, Giuseppe, Jake
Plenty Bambini……………………………………………….Tony
Sposalizio………….Giuseppe, Jake, Pasquale, Company
Special Delivery! (I Seen Her at the
Station)………………………………………………The Postman
Benvenuta………………………..Pasquale, Jake, Giuseppe
Aren’t You Glad?………………………………………Rosabella
No Home, No Job……………………………………..Rosabella
Don’t Cry…………………………………………………………..Joe

Fresno Beauties/Cold and Dead………..Joe, Rosabella,
                                                               Ensemble
Love and Kindness………………………………..The Doctor
Happy to Make Your Acquaintance…………………Tony,
                                                                      Rosabella,
                                                                               Cleo
I Don’t Like This Dame………………………….Marie, Cleo
Big D………………………………..Herman, Cleo, Ensemble
How Beautiful the Days…………….Tony, Rosabella, Joe
Young People………………………Marie, Tony, Ensemble
Warm All Over…………………………………………Rosabella
Old People Gotta…………………………………………….Tony
I Like Everybody………………………………..Herman, Cleo
I Love Him/I Know How It Is…………..Rosabella, Cleo
Like a Woman Loves a Man……………..Rosabella, Tony
My Heart Is So Full of You……………….Tony, Rosabella
Hoedown………………………..Tony, Rosabella, Ensemble
Mamma, Mamma……………………………………………Tony

Abbondanza (Reprise)…….Pasquale, Giuseppe, Ciccio
Goodbye, Darlin’/I Like Everybody (Reprise)……Cleo,
                                                                         Herman
Song of a Summer Night……….The Doctor, Ensemble
Please Let Me Tell You…………………………….Rosabella
Tell Tony and Rosabella Goodbye for Me (Tony’s
Thoughts)………………………………………………………….Joe
She Gonna Come Home Wit’ Me……………………..Tony
Nobody’s Ever Gonna Love You…………….Marie, Tony
I Made a Fist……………………………………..Cleo, Herman
Finale…………………………….Tony, Rosabella, Ensemble

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