There were some clear favorites—and clearly some were not, sorry Shenandoah. I don’t think Moon will be doing a Civil War re-enactment anytime soon.
So what shows are amongst the Moonies favorites?
Amongst our encore choices…
Moon patrons want to chase rainbows in an upcoming season, specifically Finian’s Rainbow. The Harburg/Lane hit came in first. Unfortunately, due to the recently announced Broadway revival this pot of gold will have to wait a few more years.
Maybe it’s some good old-fashioned home-pride, but the California-set, Paint Your Wagon was second, followed closely by the Cole Porter vehicle DuBarry Was a Lady.
“I Won’t Dance” around it, Moonies want another chance to see our truly lost musical, Three Sisters. In 1995, 42nd Street Moon was the first to produce this 1934 Kern/Hammerstein show in the U.S., and it hasn’t been seen since!
“I Have to Tell You” it’s “Never Too Late for Love” with Fanny, the number five choice in our encore series.
As for new productions…
It appears Frank Loesser has some fans in the Moon community. Where’s Charley and Most Happy Fella both made the Top Five (fifth and fourth place respectively).
Coming in third was our oldest selection, The Desert Song, the Romberg/Hammerstein operetta of 1926.
“Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” They helped usher Lerner and Lowe’s Gigi into the #2 spot.
And finally, drum roll please….
Actually, as fate would have it, I’ve decided the destiny of the #1 pick will wait for another blog. *wink*
So Moonies, do you agree with these choices?
- FINIAN’S RAINBOW
- PAINT YOUR WAGON
- DU BARRY WAS A LADY
- THREE SISTERS
- THE DESERT SONG
- THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
- WHERE’S CHARLEY?
Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Victor/Victoria, & Mary Poppins were filmed indoors, with no location shots at all. Congratulations Clifford, you had the answer I was looking for! Michael, your answer, while a bit unexpected, was also correct. Congratulations to you both! You’ll each receive a concession coupon good anytime in our next season. You’ll also be entered into our drawing for some Moon memorabilia. Good job guys and keep coming back for more trivia and more prizes!
This week’s quiz:
What Broadway show did P.D.Q. Bach help score?
BTW, it’s more fun to hear your guesses, try not to search on the internet for the answers.