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Encyclopedia > Li'l Abner (musical)

Li'l Abner is a musical theatre production based on the comic strip "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp. It has music by Gene De Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The book was written by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. The art of singing and dancing in a prepared fictional play has been a time-honored tradition ranging to the early days of civilization. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Lil Abner was a comic strip in United States newspapers, featuring a fictional clan of hillbillies in the town of Dogpatch. ... Al Capp ( September 28, 1909– November 5, 1979) was an American cartoonist best known for the satiric comic strip, Lil Abner. ... Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 - June 25, 1976) was a pop music composer. ... Norman Panama (21 April 1914 – 13 January 2003) was an American screenwriter and film director born in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Contents

The songs

  • "The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands"
  • "Don't Take That Rag Offen The Bush"
  • "If I Had My Druthers"
  • "Jubilation T. Cornpone"
  • "Love In A Home"
  • "The Matrimonial Stomp"
  • "Namely You"
  • "Oh, Happy Day"
  • "Past My Prime"
  • "Progress Is The Root Of All Evil"
  • "Put 'Em Back As They Wuz"
  • "Room Enuf For Us"
  • "A Typical Day"
  • "Unnecessary Town"

1956 Broadway production

The show opened at the St James Theatre on November 15, 1956 and ran for 693 performances. 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ...


Cast:

  • Daisy Mae played by Edie Adams
  • L'il Abner Yokum played by Peter Palmer
  • General Bullmoose played by Howard St. John
  • Marryin' Sam played by Stubby Kaye
  • Mammy Yokum played by Charlotte Rae
  • Appassionata von Climax played by Tina Louise
  • Stupifyin' Jones played by Julie Newmar
  • Moonbeam McSwine played by Carmen Alvarez

Edie Adams, a television and film star was born on April 16, 1927 in Pennsylvania. ... Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 – December 14, 1997), born Bernard Kotzin in New York, New York, was an American comic actor. ... Charlotte Rae, as Edna Garrett on The Facts of Life. ... Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is an American film and television actress. ... Julie Newmar Julie Newmar (born August 16, 1935) as Julia Chalan Newmeyer, a statuesque actress, dancer and singer. ...

1959 Paramount musical film

The film version of the show was directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. The music was scored and conducted by Nelson Riddle and Joseph j. Lilley. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1988 to the late nineties. ... A musical film belongs to a film genre that features songs, sung by the actors, interwoven into the narrative. ... Norman Panama (21 April 1914 – 13 January 2003) was an American screenwriter and film director born in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nelson Riddle and Frank Sinatra, 1956 Nelson Riddle (June 1, 1921 - October 6, 1985) was a well-known American bandleader, arranger and orchestrator whose career spanned from the late 1940s until the early 1980s. ...


Cast:

  • Daisy Mae played by Leslie Parrish
  • Li'l Abner Yokum played by Peter Palmer
  • General Bullmoose played by Howard St. John
  • Marryin' Sam played by Stubby Kaye
  • Mammy Yokum played by Billie Hayes
  • Pappy Yokum played by Joe E. Marks
  • Appassionata von Climax played by Stella Stevens
  • Stupifyin' Jones played by Julie Newmar
  • Moonbeam McSwine played by Carmen Alvarez
  • Earthquake McGoon played by Bern Hoffman

Leslie Parrish (born March 18, 1935) is an American actress who starred under her birth name, Marjorie Helen, until she changed it in 1959. ... Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 – December 14, 1997), born Bernard Kotzin in New York, New York, was an American comic actor. ... Stella Stevens ( born October 1, 1936 ) is an actress. ... Julie Newmar Julie Newmar (born August 16, 1935) as Julia Chalan Newmeyer, a statuesque actress, dancer and singer. ...

External link

  • Li'l Abner on Broadway (http://povonline.com/Abner1.htm)

 
 

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