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State Fair

State Fair

by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Tom Briggs, Louis Mattioli

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State Fair

State Fair





Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical adapation of Phil Stong's novel.


Story:

In the summer of 1946, the Frake family leaves their farm for an adventure at the Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons, while their children Margy and Wayne find romance and heartbreak on the midway.

Based on the novel of the same name by Phil Stong.


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Composer

Composer
Richard Rodgers

Lyricist

Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein II

Librettist

Librettist
Tom Briggs

Librettist

Librettist
Louis Mattioli



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Music Box Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 27, 1996
Total Performances
110
Original Cast
Kathryn Crosby, John Davidson, Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Scott Wise, Ben Wright, Jackie Angelescu, Kelli Barclay, Leslie Bell, Peter Benson, Linnea Dakin, SuEllen Estey, Tim Fauvell, J. Lee Flynn, Darrian C. Ford, Amy Gage, Newton R. Gilchrist, Charles Goff, Susan Haefner, Tina Johnson, Ian Knauer, James Patterson, Jacquiline Rohrbacker, Michael Lee Scott, Mary C. Sheehan, Steve Steiner, John Wilkerson, Scott Willis
Director
James Hammerstein and Randy Skinner
Choreographer
Randy Skinner
Producer
David Merrick, Philip Langner, Robert Franz, Natalie Lloyd, Jonathan C. Herzog, Meredith Blair and Gordon Smith
Musical Director
Kay Cameron
Orchestrations
Bruce Pomahac
Scenic Design
James Leonard Joy
Costume Design
Michael Bottari and Ronald Case
Lighting Design
Natasha Katz
Sound Design
Brian Ronan
Hair Design
George M. Fraggos

1933 Film Version

Movie Name
State Fair
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Henry King
Screenplay
Sonya Levien and Paul Green
Starring
Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres

1945 Film Version

Movie Name
State Fair
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Walter Lang
Screenplay
Sonya Levien
Starring
Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes

1962 Film Version

Movie Name
State Fair
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
José Ferrer
Screenplay
Richard L. Breen
Starring
Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin

1996 Tony Award Nominations

Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor In A Musical - Scott Wise

1996 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical - Ben Wright
Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical - Scott Wise
Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical - Donna McKechnie

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