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A Musical Comedy in 2 Acts, 19 Scenes. Book by Preston Sturges, (Abe Burrows). Based on the play "A jo tündér" (The Good Fairy) by Ferenc Molnar. Music and lyrics by Hugh Martin.

Winter Garden Theatre, New York - Opened I8 April 1951; closed 14 July 1951 (102 perfs)


The show depicts the adventures of Janette, a French orphan on a tour of Paris, who breaks away from her group to visit a Paris not included in guided tours. Courted by a middle-aged millionaire, Marius, she ultimately settles for a penniless young artist, Paul. A secondary love interest, Poupette and Ricky, bring some challenging choreography to life.

Musical Numbers

  1. The Tour Must Go On - Solo singer, Girls, Boys
  2. I Wanna Be Good 'n Bad - Janette, Girls
  3. The Time Step - Janette, Poupette, Ricky
  4. (You're Just) What I Was Warned About - Janette
  5. Who Gives a Sou? - Janette, Paul Dumont, Poupette, Ricky
  6. Folies Labiche Overture (Hello, Hello, Hello) - Folies Chorus
  7. Tonight You Are in Paree - Janette, Girls, Boys
  8. When Does This Feeling Go Away? - Paul Dumont
  9. Suits Me Fine - Poupette, Ricky
  10. Students Ball - Girls, Boys
  11. Paris, France - Entire Company
  12. That Face! - Poupette, Ricky, Girls, Boys
  13. Make a Wish - Janette
  14. I'll Never Make a Frenchman Out of You - Poupette, Ricky
  15. Over and Over - Janette, Boys
  16. The Sale (Ballet) - Dancers, Girls, Boys
  17. Over and Over (reprise) - Poupette, Ricky
  18. Who Gives a Sou? (reprise) - Janette, Paul Dumont
  19. Take Me Back to Texas With You - Janette, Poupette, Ricky
  20. Suits Me Fine (reprise) - Girls, Boys
  21. Finale — Make a Wish - Janette, Entire Company

Scenes & Settings

The action takes place on the Left Bank of Paris.

Act 1

Act 2

Original Cast

(In order of appearance)

The Sylvia Manon Trio - : Sylvia Manon, Ray Borden, Victor Voley.

Singers: Mary Harmon, Carol Hendricks, Anne Humphrey, Janie Janvier, Beverly McFadden, Ellen Martin, Claire Mitchell, Peggy O'Hara, Rica Owen, Dean Campbell, Robert Davis, Edward Gombos, David Huenergardt, Douglas Luther, Don McKay, Michael Mason, Robert Shaver, David Vogel.

Dancers: Aleen Buchanan, Lynn Joelson, Margaret Jeanne, Lida Koehring, Carol Lee, Charlotte Ray, Sue Scott, Thelma Tadlock, Norma Thornton, Gene Bayliss, Dick Crowley, Ray Dorian, John Laverty, Jack Purcell, Ernie Preston, Richard Reed, Kenneth Urmston, Ken Whelan.