The Most Happy Fella

Based on Sidney Howard’s They Knew What They Wanted

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Wednesday, August 29 – Sunday, September 2

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9

Tony, a middle-aged vineyard owner, has everything a fella needs to call himself happy – except the love of a good woman.  All that changes when he meets Rosabella, a young waitress in San Francisco.  He falls for her at first sight, but she doesn’t remember him.  After months of exchanging letters she asks Tony to send her a picture, but he is afraid she will not love him as he is so he sends a picture of his young, handsome foreman, Joe. Misunderstandings, mistakes, and a May-December love story fraught with deception yet full of romance unfold until the show’s happy conclusion.  Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying) created his masterpiece with this touching love story.  Full of soaring romantic melodies and catchy show-stoppers, (including “Standing on the Corner” and “Big D”)  The Most Happy Fella is a melodic and lyric triumph that is wise to the ways of the heart.

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