The Most Happy Fella

Information

Show Credits: Book, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Description:
From the composer of Guys And Dolls comes this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it's a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre.

Tony, a middle-aged vintner, makes a mail order marriage proposal which is accepted under the girl's mistaken assumption a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband. Her hurt and humiliation when she learns the truth, as well as a terrible accident which nearly kills Tony as he hurries to meet her, almost ends the relationship before it begins, but a loving understanding blossoms between them during Tony's long convalescence.

Filled with sweeping ballads, intense dramatic arias and tuneful, splashy Broadway-style numbers, this ambitious "Broadway opera" has found a home on opera and musical theatre stages alike. Its sizable score showcases strong singers, including a mature operatic baritone and a young soprano ingénue for the two lead roles. The rest of the large cast consists of a winsome comic duo for the secondary leads and a host of other compelling characters. The show's lasting popularity has led to two Broadway revivals, the latter with a two-piano accompaniment that is available for rental.

Accolades/
Awards:
Drama Critics' Circle Award

Upload File

Show Videos

There are not currently any files associated with this show.

Filichia Features: Make THE MOST HAPPY FELLA’S Acquaintance

Filichia Features: Make THE MOST HAPPY FELLA’S Acquaintance

For years, he was your stalwart leading man. He had the good looks, the great voice and the ...
(April 18, 2014, 9:04 am)

Filichia Features: THE MOST HAPPY FELLA Makes Theatergoers Happy

Filichia Features: THE MOST HAPPY FELLA Makes Theatergoers Happy

My heart is so full of admiration for John Payonk. Last week, he rescued THE MOST HAPPY FELLA at ...
(November 15, 2013, 10:14 am)

Smashing Connections – MTI Authors and Actors Appear in NBC’s Musical Drama

Smashing Connections – MTI Authors and Actors Appear in NBC’s Musical Drama

The Season 1 finale of NBC’s Smash featured the first Boston preview of Bombshell with Karen ...
(February 5, 2013, 3:31 pm)

Filichia Features: Go Back to RIVERWIND

Filichia Features: Go Back to RIVERWIND

“Exciting New Musical 1963.” So said the circular yellow sticker that London Records pasted on ...
(December 21, 2012, 11:08 am)

Create Event

Related Events

There are no upcoming events related to this show.

Upload File

Show Files

There are not currently any files associated with this show.

View All

Related Community Rentals

View All

Upcoming Productions