Oh, Captain!


OH, CAPTAIN! is based on the 1953 film The Captain’s Paradise, set in London and Paris.

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  • An English sea captain sails from Surrey to Paris every week, keeping a wife in England and a mistress in Paris, in the musical adaptation of the 1953 film The Captain’s Paradise.

  • Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
    Book by Al Morgan and José Ferrer

  • Instrumentation: 19 Parts

    2 Violin AC
    1 Violin BD
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass
    1 Reed I: Clarinet, Alto Sax, Flute & Piccolo
    1 Reed II: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe & English Horn
    1 Reed III: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe & English Horn
    1 Reed IV: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe & English Horn
    1 Reed V: Clarinet, Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet
    1 Bassoon
    1 Trumpets I & II
    1 TrumpetIII
    1 Trombone I
    1 Trombone II
    1 Trombone III
    1 Percussion
    1 Harp

  • 1        Piano Conductor’s Score
    1        Prompt Book for Director
    15      Prompt Books for Cast
    7        Vocal Parts
    25      Chorus Parts

  • (in order of appearance)
    Captain Henry St. James
    Mrs. Maud St. James
    Enrico Manzoni
    The Crew, S. S. Paradise

    A Clerk
    The Neighbors

    The Guide
    A Spaniard

    English Townspeople, Dockworkers, Tourists, Parisians

  • OH, CAPTAIN! opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre, February 4, 1958 and played for 192 performances starring Tony Randall as Captain Henry St. James, Abbe Lane, Susan Johnson, Jacquelyn McKeever, Edward Platt, Paul Valentine and featuring the ballerina Alexandra Danilova.

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