Based on the play They Knew What They Wanted
by Sidney Howard
Music, Book and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
Starring Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson
Frank Loesser’s most ambitious and romantic musical tells the heart-stopping story of an aging Napa Valley farmer, the young, lonely waitress who becomes his mail-order bride, and the restless, handsome ranch hand who turns her head. Loesser’s score displays an astonishing range – ardent operatic numbers stand side by side with Broadway show-stoppers, including “Somebody Somewhere”, “My Heart Is So Full of You”, “Big D” and “Standing on the Corner.”
Support for The Most Happy Fella is generously provided by
Roz and Jerry Meyer
Encores! Season Sponsors
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Newman’s Own Foundation
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.