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The joyful, bubbly story of OH, BOY! concerns the befuddled George, who elopes with Lou Ellen, a judge’s daughter, against the wishes of both her parents and his relatives. George’s dapper polo-playing friend Jim is in love with madcap actress Jackie, whom newly-wed George foolishly allows to hide in his house in order to avoid arrest for having assaulted a policeman.
- Rehearsal Materials
- Brief History
Book and Lyrics by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse
Music by Jerome Kern
1 Piano Conductor’s Score
1 Prompt Book
11 Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
7 Dialogue Parts
25 Chorus Parts
5 Piano Scores for Use as Vocal Parts
OH,BOY is the most successful of the famous Princess Theatre musicals. It opened there on February 20, 1917, later transferred to the Casino Theatre, and played for a total of 463 performances starring Tom Powers, Marie Carroll, Hal Forde and Anna Wheaton. After its Broadway run it was mounted in London at the Kingsway Theatre in January, 1919 under the title, Oh, Joy! and played there for 167 performances.