“The Most Happy Fella” at Barn Theatre

“The Most Happy Fella”
Book, Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Adapted from Sidney Howard's 1924 play, They Knew What They Wanted, Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella revolves around the complications that arise when Tony, an aging Italian vineyard owner, proposes by mail to Rosabella, a young waitress who once served him in a San Francisco restaurant. Rosabella has no recollection of Tony, but accepts his proposal, largely because he has sent her a picture of Joe, his handsome ranch hand.

When Rosabella arrives at the ranch, she falls in love with Joe, but marries Tony because she doesn't know what else to do. Over time, Rosabella learns to appreciate the gentle and kind Tony, and she falls in love with him.

A simple love story - with a few strange twists - that shows that love can win out in the end no matter what the obstacles.

Performed by Barn Theatre
At The Barn Theatre
Performances ran
Friday, May 17, 2002 thru Saturday, June 1, 2002
Al / Ensemble.... Beau Kennedy Has Bio
Chef Ciccio.... Joan Agosta
Chef Giuseppe.... Peter Dragon
Chef Pasquale.... Jeffrey R. Dopson Has Bio Has photo
Cleo.... Laura Kennedy Has Bio
Herman.... Jonathan Wentz Has Bio
Joe.... Tom Schopper
Marie.... Robin Totillo
Postman / Jake.... Billy Brisley
Priest / Ensemble.... Matt Heffernan
Rosabella.... Lisa Zolnowski
The Doctor.... Brian Vetter
Tony.... Michael Craig
Ensemble.... Sean Bogart
Ensemble.... Esther H. Cohen Has Bio Has photo
Ensemble.... Liz Esman
Ensemble.... Joe Guadara
Ensemble.... Dan Hartmann
Ensemble.... Ryan Joyce
Ensemble.... Sacha Kazan
Ensemble.... Dallas Kennedy
Ensemble.... Alice Regan Moynahan
Ensemble.... Taylor E. Pettit
Ensemble.... Roseann Ruggiero Has Bio Has photo
Ensemble.... Katie Smith
Ensemble.... Leah Vesonder
Ensemble.... Roxanna Wagner
Directed by Jay Mills Has photo
Directed by Jay Mills Has photo
Choreography by Lauren Moran
Produced by Walter Nieman Has photo
Produced by Claire Siegmund Has photo
Dance Captain by Billy Brisley
Dance Captain by Roxanna Wagner
Musical Direction by Warren Helms Has photo
Musical Direction by Warren Helms Has photo
Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.