The Most Happy Fella Poster
The Arlington Players

The Most Happy Fella

Book, Music, and Lyrics by

Frank Loesser

Produced by

Janet Bordeaux

Directed by

Gloria DuGan

Music Direction by

David Rohde

Choreographed by

Jeannie Torres


Dates and Times

  • Friday, 4/4/2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, 4/5/2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, 4/6/2014 at 2:30 PM
  • Friday, 4/11/2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, 4/12/2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, 4/13/2014 at 2:30 PM
  • Friday, 4/18/2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, 4/19/2014 at 8:00 PM


125 S Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204


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About the Show

Based on They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard, Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) scored his greatest artistic triumph with this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story about a middle-aged vintner, Tony, whose mailorder marriage proposal is accepted under the girl's mistaken assumption a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband. Her hurt and humiliation when she learns the truth, as well as a terrible accident which nearly kills Tony as he hurries to meet her, almost ends the relationship before it begins, but a loving understanding blossoms between them during Tony's long convalescence. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International


Tony Jimmy Payne
Rosabella Heather Whitney
Joe Christopher Overly
Cleo Teresa Danskey
Marie Linda Wells
Herman Joseph (Joey) Wilson
Postman/Ciccio Quinn McCord
Pasquale Tom Mirenda
Guiseppe/Jake Jerrod Laber
Clem William Shingler
Al Derek Marsh
Doctor Bob Ashby
Restaurant Manager/Priest Jim Pearson
Ensemble Katlyn Howes Bennett
Maria Ciarrocchi
Elisabeth Gorey
Denise Escurel
Sandy Kozel
Brittany Mills
Stuart Orloff
Michael Panganiban
Bridgette Pfannenbecker
D’Esprit Smith
Janet Devine Smith
Emmaline Taylor
Karen Toth

Production Team

Produced by Janet Bordeaux
Directed by Gloria DuGan
Music Direction by David Rohde
Assistant Director Lorraine Magee
Choreographed by Jeannie Torres
Stage Manager Terri Carnahan
Assistant Stage Manager Katie Lewis
Assistant Stage Manager Meghann K. Peterlin
Set Designer and Master Carpenter Bill Wisniewski
Lighting Designed by B. Keith Ryder
Lighting Technician Steve Ross
Sound Designed by Stan Harris
Costumes Designed by Laura Fontaine and Holly McDade
Drop Design/Set Painting/Scenic Artist Mary Speed
Hair & Makeup Designed by Kendel Taylor
Properties and Set Dressing Angie Anderson
Load-in Coordinator Mike deBlois
Costume Consultant Judy Whelihan