Oh, Kay!

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  • Once Wodehouse put those characters together the plot must have written itself. It is 1927 and Prohibition is making America thirsty and bootleggers wealthy. When Jimmy Winters arrives at his beach house with his new bride, he finds Shorty McGee already in residence and assumes him to be the temporary butler. Shorty is actually guarding five hundred cases of booze stashed in Jimmy’s cellar, but now he has no alternative but to buttle. A telegram informs Jimmy he is still legally married to his first wife. The new bride flounces off to a hotel, leaving the way clear for Lady Katherine (Kay), who met Jimmy once and has never forgotten him…

  • Music by George Gershwin
    Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
    Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse

  • Instrumentation: 14 Parts

    2 Violin I
    1 Violin II
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass
    1 Flute
    1 Oboe
    1 Clarinets I & II
    1 Bassoon
    1 Horns I & II
    1 Trumpets I & II
    1 Trombone
    1 Percussion
    Piano

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    10     Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
    12     Vocal Parts
    25     Chorus Parts

  • Molly Morse
    Peggy
    The Duke
    Phil Ruxton
    Dolly Ruxton
    “Shorty” McGee
    Constance Appleton
    Jimmy Winter
    Kay
    Revenue Officer Jansen
    Mae
    Daisy
    Judge Appleton
    Chauffeur
    Assistant Revenue Officer

  • OH, KAY! opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, November 8, 1926 and played for 256 performances starring Gertrude Lawrence and Victor Moore.

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    Musicals Tonight! Inc. NEW YORK, NY 10/13/2015 10/25/2015