Pal Joey
Rodgers & Hart, 1940
Sun, Jun 19, 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
For The Shedd's inaugural early summer musical, we're pleased to present a concert version of Rodgers and Hart's extraordinary 1940 anti-hero musical, Pal Joey. Based on John O'Hara's 1940 epistolary novel of the same name (who also wrote the show's libretto), Pal Joey tells the story of a small time nightclub emcee...a slice of low-life Chicago in the 1940s set to some of the best songs of the decade, headed up by Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered and I Could Write A Book and including such intriguing specialty numbers as Zip.
Our concert version of the musical will boast just about everything but the set -- book, cast, costumes, an on-stage orchestra and great songs and dance! Starring Shedd favorites Bill Hulings and Siri Vik as the archtypal Joey Evans and Vera Simpson, Pal Joey will be a must-see part of your early summer!
Joey is an opportunistic cad, but he always seems to land on his feet. He elbows his way into a job at a seedy Chicago nightclub and is soon juggling the affections of a naive chorus girl and a wealthy society dame who just happens to be married. Once Joey has charmed the socialite into setting him up in his own joint, he ditches the chorine and is riding high, playing the big-time operator. When a punk threatens to spill the whole business to the socialite's husband, she decides that she's bored with Joey anyway, dumping him and the club. Having had a taste of his own medicine, you'd think Joey would head back to the sweet kid who really loves him. Wrong. Some things never change, but you know what? He's still on his feet.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director & choreographer
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Kelly Baum, lighting design
Cast
Bill Hulings, Joey Evans
Siri Vik, Vera Simpson
Shannon Coltrane, Linda English
Wade Hicks, Mike Spears
Chas King, Ludlow Lowell
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Gladys Bumps
Erica Jean, Melba Snyder
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Overture
(1940) Pal Joey
Music by Richard Rodgers
 A Great Big Town
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 You Mustn't Kick It Around
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 I Could Write A Book
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Reprise A Great Big Town
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 That Terific Rainbow
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 What Is A Man?
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Happy Hunting Horn
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Bewitched
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Pal Joey (What Do I Care For A Dame?)
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Ballet
(1940) Pal Joey
Music by Richard Rodgers
ACT II
 Entr' Acte
(1940) Pal Joey
Music by Richard Rodgers
 The Flower Garden of My Heart
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Zip
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Plant You Now, Dig You Later
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Den of Iniquity
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Do It The Hard Way
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Take Him
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Reprise Bewitched
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Change of Scene
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Reprise I Could Write A Book
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Associate Events
Sunday Jun 19
1:00 pmPre-Show Lunch
Ticket/Venue Info
Pal Joey Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
C20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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