On The Town
Leonard Bernstein
Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Adelphi Theatre, Dec 1944
On The Town
Fri Aug 5, 7:30-10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Robertson Sherwood Architects
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Songs
Three sailors on a 24-hour shore leave to explore New York City during World War II find romance and adventure in this high-energy romp which opened on Broadway in late 1944 as the real WWII continued to rage. Chip wants to see the sights his father has told him about, Ozzie wants to land a date with a Manhattan beauty, and Gabey wants to find the woman he sees on an advertisement...Miss Turnstiles. After agreeing to all help Gabey find his poster girl, the three split up to cover more ground. Chip encounters a robust taxi driver, Ozzie falls for an at-times out-of-control anthropologist, and Gabey journeys to Coney Island. Friendship, perseverance, and pure adrenaline help these three sailors make the most of their time in the Big Apple.
With book and lyrics (and original cast acting turns) by the fabulous and fabulously funny Betty Comden and Adolph Green, a "rapturous, red-blooded score" by Leonard Bernstein, and scintillating choreography by Jerome Robbins, the show was a smash hit, running through the remainder of the war and into 1946. Look for some of the most heartfelt and memorable songs in the musical canon..."New York, New York," "Lonely Town," "Lucky to Be Me" and "Some Other Time", and more!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Peg Major, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Caitlin Christopher, choreographer
Janet Whitlow, set design
Jamie Parker, costume design
Emily Kidder, assistant to the conductor, rehearsal pianist
Cast
Jim Ballard, Ozzie
Trevor Eichhorn, Gabey
Lynnea Barry, Ivy Smith, "Miss Turnstiles"
Shannon Coltrane, Hildy Esterhazy
Stephanie Hawkins, Claire de Loone
Rebekah Hope, Madame Maude P. Dilly
Caitlin Christopher, Lucy Schmeeler
Matthew Leach, Pitkin W. Bridgework
Chase Brewer, Rajah Bimmy
Cyra Conforth, Diana Dream
Erin Hennessy, Delores Delores
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Production Team
Connie Huston, master painter
Victoria Railsback, stage manager
Kerstin Hogstrom, assistant stage manager
Erinn Streckfuss, properties manager
Ann Olson, costume assistant
Ashley Talbot-Kautzman, costume assistant
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 I Feel Like I'm Not Out Of Bed Yet
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 New York, New York
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Gabey's Comin'
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Come Up To My Place
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Carried Away
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Lonely Town
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Carnegie Hall Pavane
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Understand
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Can Cook Too
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Lucky To Be Me
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
ACT II
 So Long, Baby
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Wish I Was Dead (Diana's Dream)
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Understand
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Wish I Was Dead (Spanish)
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Ya Got Me
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Understand
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Some Other Time
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 The Real Coney Island
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 FINALE: New York, New York (reprise)
(1944) On The Town - Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
Associate Events
Friday Aug 5
6:00 pmDinner before On The Town
Ticket/Venue Info
On The Town Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  24.75 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  22.25 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  18.25 
D22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  14.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
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