Ruth Miller Thompson
March 5, 6 & 7, 1964
At the Gilbert Auditorium
This hugely successful Off-Broadway show played for almost three years at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, winning an Obie award as the Best of the Season. Billed as “a musical about an old operetta,” Little Mary Sunshine gently spoofs such old-time favorites as Rose Marie and Naughty Marietta, but has a personality all its own. The plot is a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers led by stalwart Captain Jim; the lovely Mary Sunshine and her “naughty” maid Nancy; a chorus of giggling schoolgirls; and the ominous but benevolent Indian chief. Hearts are won and lost and won again in this delightful, laugh-filled, and charming show.
Courtesy of Samuel French, Inc.
|CHIEF BROWN BEAR||JODIE WILLIAMS|
|CPL BILLY JESTER||MIKE THOMPSON|
|CAPT. BIG JIM WARINGTON||BOB GARDENHIRE|
|“LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE” POTTS||MARTHETA BECKETT|
|MME. ERNESTINE VONLIEBEDICH||MARY WATTS|
|NANCY TWINKLE||JEAN JORDAN|
|FLEET FOOT||LUDWIG ISENBERG|
|YELLOW FEATHER||JOE BEN PONDER|
|GEN’L OSCAR FAIRFAX, RET||KENNETH MARTIN|
|MAUD||ANNA DALE REAVES|