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American Musicals

Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella" extended through March 18!

"The Dicapo Opera Theater’s delightful production of “The Most Happy Fella,” Frank Loesser’s tender, tough and melodically soaring 1956 work, boasts something no musical currently on Broadway can offer: natural sound."
- The New York Times

Musical theatre has long been an element of Dicapo's tradition. This year the company presents The Most Happy Fella, considered to be one of the most ambitiously operatic shows ever written for the Broadway stage. This May-September romance features a book, music, and lyrics by Tony-Award winner Frank Loesser, best known for Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

"For me, a music drama is a musical when words have slightly the upper hand in the score, as Loesser’s lyrics do here. The piece is ill served if operatic voices milk the melodies at the expense of the text. This cast made every word matter, for which the director Michael Capasso and the conductor Pacien Mazzagatti deserve credit. The stage direction is traditional, lively and effective. The orchestra plays from the back of the stage, behind a scrim, which allows the theater’s small pit to be covered, giving the cast more room to twirl and shimmy during the dance numbers, deftly choreographed by Francine Harman… Take that, Broadway"
- The New York Times

Read ANTHONY TOMMASINI's full NY Times review here

Dicapo Opera Theatre
184 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 288-9438

Information, directions, and tickets at http://dicapo.com