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No, No, Nanette
Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar & Otto Harbach 1925
Thu, Jun 13, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
This is the story of Jimmy Smith, and all the trouble he gets into and out of, on a summer weekend in New York and Atlantic City. Jimmy is a hard working and successful Bible publisher who travels around the country. During these business trips he meets three single girls whom he befriends. Of course his relationships with them are strictly platonic. Jimmy's wife, Sue, is a very economical woman, and, although the Smiths are well-to-do, she refuses to spend money the way Jimmy would like her to.
Spending money makes Jimmy happy, and his three friends around the country are more than willing to spend Jimmy's money for him...and make him happy. Jimmy becomes nervous that Sue will find out about the three girls and misunderstand his relationships with them, so he asks his friend and lawyer, Billy Early, for his help. Jimmy offers Billy ten thousand dollars if Billy will end his relationships with the three girls for him. Billy agrees to this, because as it happens, his wife Lucille is on a permanent spending spree. Billy plans to take Tom, Lucille's nephew and his law clerk, with him to meet with each of the three girls in San Francisco, Boston and Washington
The Smiths have an adopted daughter, Nanette, who is in love with Tom. But before Nanette settles down, she wants to have some fun. That weekend all her flapper friends are motoring down to Atlantic City, but Sue refuses to allow Nanette to go unchaperoned. Jimmy volunteers to take Nanette for the weekend, and they stay at Chickadee Cottage, a weekend place the Smiths own but rarely use. Without knowing Jimmy and Nanette's plans, Billy and Tom decide, instead of traveling all over the country, to meet the three girls in Atlantic City. And, with unexpected free time, Sue and Lucille decide to go off on their own for the weekend, to Atlantic City. At the end of the first act, we anticipate all of them meeting unexpectedly at Chickadee Cottage.
The second act begins with Nanette having the time of her life at the beach. The three girls arrive to meet Billy, only to find Jimmy there. It is no surprise that each girl wants Jimmy for herself. When Billy and Tom arrive they try to take over the situation, but the girls are not that easily bought off. Nanette runs into Tom, and both are disturbed that the other is in Atlantic City. Sue and Lucille arrive for their quiet weekend, to discover all the others. Of course there is a series of complications and misunderstandings. The stage is filled with amazed and bewildered people, and unexpected comings and goings. By the end of the act, everyone seems to be in an unsolvable situation.
In the third act things get even more complicated. There are marriages about to be broken, love affairs ended, the threat of scandal, blackmail and more. By the curtain's fall everything is cleared up and everyone is happy.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director
Robert Ashens, music director
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, choreographer
Christopher Burkhardt, scenic designer
Kelly Baum, lighting designer
Cast
Shannon Coltrane, Pauline
Ron Daum, Jimmy Smith
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Sue Smith
Evynne Hollens, Nanette
Chas King, Billy Early
Galen Schloming, Tom Trainor
Janet Whitlow, Lucille Early
Matthew Leach, chauffeur
Mandy Rose Nichols, Betty Brown
Skyler Sepp-Peterson, Flora Latham
Mirell Sork, Winnie Winslow
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Too Many Rings Around Rosie
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 I've Confessed To The Breeze
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Call Of The Sea
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 I Want To Be Happy
(1924) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by Vincent Youmans
 No, No Nanette
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
ACT II
 Peach On The Beach
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 The Three Happies
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Tea For Two
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 You Can Dance With Any Girl
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
ACT III
 Telephone Girlie
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Where Has My Hubby Gone Blues
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Waiting For You
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Dress Parade
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Take A Little One-Step
(1925) Lollipop
Words by Zelda Sears - Music by Vincent Youmans
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
Otto Harbach, 1873-1963
Zelda Sears, -
Vincent Youmans, 1898-1946
Associate Events
Thursday Jun 13
6:00 pmPre-show Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
No, No, Nanette! Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A42.00  38.00  35.75  33.75  21.00 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
C26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
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