The Happiest Girl In The World


THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD is based on the comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes and tales of Greek mythology by Thomas Bulfinch, set to the music of Jacques Offenbach. It focuses on the women of Ancient Greece and Sparta who, inspired by virginal goddess Diana, vow to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers until they promise to put an end to their fighting. Complications ensue when Diana’s uncle and underworld ruler Pluto balks at the notion of peace and attempts to derail her plan.

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  • Book by Fred Saidy and Henry Mayers
    Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
    Music from the works of Jacques Offenbach

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score (Two Volume Set)
    1       Prompt Book
    8       Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
    20     Chorus Books
    4       Conductor Scores for Principal Characters

  • THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre, April 3, 1961 and played for 98 performances. The cast included Cyril Ritchard, Janice Rule and Lainie Kazan.

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