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Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is a musical with a book by John R. Powers and music and lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans. The Fantasticks was the longest-running musical in history. ... John R. Powers is an American novelist and playwright. ...


Based on Powers' 1975 best-seller of the same name, the coming of age story involves the 1950s Catholic education of eight Chicago children, following them from the start of elementary school through the senior prom and beyond. Along the way it touches on such topics as first confessions, puppy love, patron saints, teacher's pets, sex education classes, and the importance of wearing panties under the school uniform's plaid pleated skirt. The main focus is on late-blooming Eddie Ryan and chubby Becky Bakowski, who become best friends, fall in love, and then go their separate ways when Becky decides to join a convent. It has been suggested that Coming of Age (Unitarian Universalism) be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works, Second City (reference to when Chicago was second in population and prestige to New York). ... Senior Prom is a still-classified U.S. Air Force program to develop a stealth unmanned aerial reconnaisance vehicle (and possibly as a cruise missile), designed to be launched from a DC-130, B-52, or B-1. ... Confession of sins is part of the Christian faith and practice. ... Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ... In general sense, teachers pet refers to a student at school who is especially liked by the teachers or likes the teachers and receives special treatment. ... Sex education is a broad term used to describe education about human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. ... This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ...


After fifteen previews, the Broadway production, directed by Mike Nussbaum and choreographed by Thommie Walsh, opened on May 27, 1982 at the Alvin Theatre, where it ran for only 5 performances. In addition to Russ Thacker as Eddie and Maureen Moore as Becky, the cast included Vicki Lewis and Jason Graae. Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Thommie Walsh (born Thomas J. Walsh on March 15, 1950) is an American dancer, choreographer, and director, known primarily for his award-winning work on Broadway, and an author. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... Lewis as Beth in NewsRadio. ... Jason Graae (born May 15, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor noted for his musical theater performances but with a varied career spanning Broadway, opera, television and film. ...


An original cast recording was released by Bay Cities Records. A cast recording or original cast recording is a recording of a musical that is intended to document the songs as they were performed in the show and experienced by the audience. ...


Despite its failure on Broadway, the show has become a popular choice of regional and community theatres. The Chicago production's 4½-year run was the longest in the city's history, and it broke house records during its two runs in Philadelphia. Regional theatres (also called resident theatres) in the United States are professional theatre companies outside of New York City that produce their own seasons. ... It has been suggested that Amateur theatre be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government...


Song list

Act I

  • Get Ready, Eddie
  • The Greatest Gift
  • It's the Nuns
  • Little Fat Girls
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Patron Saints
  • How Far is Too Far?

Act II

  • Doo-Waa, Doo-Wee
  • I Must Be in Love
  • The Best of Friends
  • Mad Bombers and Prom Queens
  • Late Bloomer and Prom Montage
  • The Best of Friends (Reprise)
  • Thank God

External link

Internet Broadway Database listing


 
 

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