Theee 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!
August 7, 2016
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On The Town
Theee 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... More info at www.oregonfamily.com/events/86544/on-the-town
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts 868 High Street , Eugene, OR 97401