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DO RE MI A Musical in 2 Acts, 16 Scenes. Book by Carson Kanin. (Based on his novel of the same name.) Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. St. James Theatre, New York - 26th December, 1960 - 24th July. 19th August, 1961 for a 1 month vacation. Transferred 25th December, 1961 to the 54th Street Theatre, and closed 13th January, 1962 (400 perfs). Prince of Wales Theatre, London - 12th October, 1961 (169 Perfs) SYNOPSIS Hubie Cram is "a loser endlessly scheming to win big." His long-suffering patient wife Kay urges him to "Take a Job," while he plots. He finds three pals, Fatso O'Rear, Brains Berman and Skin Demopoulos, and they scheme to enter the juke-box business. Soon they have 300 juke-boxes, which they plan on selling to John Henry Wheeler, a record producer. Hubie discovers a naive singer, Tilda Mullen, and they plan their future. At a fancy nightclub Hubie explains, and demonstrates, gangster's behaviour that he learned from watching the Late Late Show. Kay compares her abandoned comfortable existence with the insecurity of life with Hubie. Tilda and Wheeler fall in love. In the end Hubie realizes that he has nothing except a wonderful marriage. MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 1. Waiting, Waiting - Kay 2. All You Need Is a Quarter- The Swinger, A Swinger, 3rd Swinger 3. Take a Job - Hubie, Kay 4. The Juke Box Hop (dance) - Fatso's Customers 5. It's Legitimate - Hubie, Fatso, Brains, Skin, The Loaders 6. I Know About Love - John Henry 7. The Auditions - Marsha, Lou, The Swinger 8. Cry Like the Wind - Tilde 9. Ambition - Hubie, Tilde 10. Success - Tilda Mullen Fans, Tilde, Hubie, Fatso, Brains, Skin 11. Fireworks - Tilde, John Henry 12. What's New at the Zoo - Tilde, the Animal Girls 13. Asking for You - John Henry 14. The Late, Late Show - Hubie ACT 2 15. Adventure - Hubie, Kay 16. Make Someone Happy - John Henry, Tilde 17. The Juke Box Twist. 18. Don't Be Afraid of a Teardrop - Hubie, Fatso, Brains, Skin 19. The Juke Box Trouble (dance) - Moe, Cohorts, Company 20. V.I.P. - The Public, Hubie 21. All of My Life - Hubie 22. Finale - Hubie, Kay, Company