SALLY is the story of a waif who works as a dishwasher at the Alley Inn. She poses as a famous foreign ballerina and eventually gains fame as a Ziegfeld Follies girl. Sally also finds love and the show ends with marriage and happiness ever after. The show's original star was a real-life Follies girl, and it was produced by Florenz Ziegfeld himself.


A humble dishwasher attends a fancy party pretending to be a ballerina, finding love and a contract with the Ziegfeld Follies.


Book by Guy Bolton
Music by Jerome Kern
Butterfly Ballet Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Lyrics for Look For The Silver Lining by B.G. DeSylva

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The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:

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Full Orchestration:

2 Violin I (2 stands minimum)
1 Violin II (1 stand minimum)
1 Viola (1 stand minimum)
1 Cello (1 stand minimum)
1 Bass

1 Flute
1 Oboe
1 Clarinet I (in Bb and A)
1 Clarinet II (in Bb and A)
1 Bassoon

2 Horns I & II
1 Trumpet I (in Bb and A)
1 Trumpet II (in Bb and A)
1 Trombone

1 Percussion

Rehearsal Materials

1       Piano Conductor’s Score (for Director)
1       Prompt Book (for Director)

10       Prompt Books (dialogue material for Cast)
10       Piano Conductor’s Scores (vocal material for Cast)
10       Chorus Parts

Cast List

Blair Farquar
Otis Hooper
Rosaline Rafferty
Constantine (“Connie”)
“Pops” – proprietor of the Elm Tree Inn
Mrs. Ten Brock
Jimmie Spelvin
Sascha Commiski, a violinist
Richard Farquar

The original Broadway production had a cast of 39, including chorus and dancers. Some doubling was employed in the minor parts.

Brief History

SALLY opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, December 21, 1920 and played for 561 performances starring Marilyn Miller in the title role.