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A Grand Night For Singing

Cover to OBC Recording

A Musical Revue in 2 acts: Conceived by Waiter Bobbie. Music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Musical Arrangements by Fred Wells.

Originally produced Off-Broadway as a nightclub revue 2 March-10 April 1993 at Rainbow and Stars for 60 performances.

Originally produced by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Criterion Center Stage Right, New York; 17 November, 1993 (52 perfs)

Over three decades after the duo's final collaboration, The Sound Of Music, took the world by storm, it was this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season, gaining wildly enthusiastic reviews. Rodgers & Hammerstein probably never imagined Shall We Dance? as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? but with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrew Sisters-esque I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair, a swingin' Honeybun and a jazzy Kansas City this exhilarating revue leaves no question about how terrifically up-to-date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.

Cast: 2 + men, 3 + women

Original Cast : In order of appearance


Musical Numbers:

(The singer's name given is that of the original Broadway performance)


  1. Carousel Waltz (from Carousel)/ So Far (from Allegro)/ It's a Grand Night For Singing (from State Fair film) - Company
  2. The Surrey with the Fringe on the Top (from Oklahoma!) - Jason
  3. Stepsisters' Lament (from Cinderella) - Lynne, Victoria
  4. We Kiss in a Shadow (from The King and I) - Martin
  5. Hello, Young Lovers (from The King and I) - Company
  6. A Wonderful Guy (from South Pacific) - Alyson
  7. I Cain't Say No (from Oklahoma!) - Victoria
  8. Maria (from The Sound of Music) - Jason
  9. Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? (from Cinderella) - Lynne
  10. Honey Bun (from South Pacific) - Martin, Company
  11. The Gentleman Is a Dope (from Allegro) - Alyson
  12. Don't Marry Me (from Flower Drum Song) - Martin, Jason, Lynne, Victoria
  13. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (from South Pacific) - Alyson, Lynne, Victoria
  14. If I Loved You (from Carousel) - Victoria
  15. Shall We Dance? (from The King and I) - Lynne, Jason
  16. That's the Way It Happens (from Me and Juliet) - Alyson, Jason
  17. All at Once You Love Her (from Pipe Dream) - Martin, Jason
  18. Some Enchanted Evening (from South Pacific) - Company


  1. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (from Oklahoma!) - Martin
  2. Wish Them Well (from Allegro)- Company
  3. The Man I Used To Be (from Pipe Dream) (Dance arrangements by Wally Harper.) - Victoria, Alyson, Jason
  4. It Might As Well Be Spring (from State Fair) - Lynne
  5. Kansas City (from Oklahoma!) - Company
  6. When the Children Are Asleep (from Carousel) - Company
  7. I Know It Can Happen Again (from Allegro) - Company
  8. My Little Girl (excerpt from Soliloquy, from Carousel) - Company
  9. It's Me (from Me and Juliet) (Dance arrangements by Wally Harper.) - Alyson, Jason, Martin
  10. Love, Look Away (from Flower Drum Song) - Jason
  11. When You're Driving Through the Moonlight (from Cinderella) - Victoria, Martin, Alyson, Jason
  12. A Lovely Night (from Cinderella) - Victoria, Martin, Alyson, Jason
  13. Something Wonderful (from The King and I) - Lynne
  14. This Nearly Was Mine (from South Pacific) - Martin
  15. Impossible (from Cinderella - Company
  16. I Have Dreamed (from The King and I) - Company


Reed (flute, piccolo, alto flute, clarinet, alto sax), percussion, harp, keyboard, cello, bass