A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine

Book by Dick Vosburgh
Music by Frank Lazarus
Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh

Directed by Pamela Hunt

1990-1991 Mainstage series
November 28, 1990–December 28, 1990

The Story

A two-part musical pastiche of everything that was corny and glorious in 1930s Hollywood. The first feature is a tribute to the silver screen complete with tap dancing ushers at Grauman’s Chinese. In the second, Groucho, Chico and Harpo wreak havoc on Margaret Dumont’s country estate with silly songs and pun-loving patter.

Design & Production Staff

Musical Director: Byron Grant
Choreographer: Pamela Hunt
Scenic Designer: John Roslevich Jr.
Costume Designer: Dorothy Marshall Englis [credited as "Dorothy L. Marshall"]
Lighting Designer: Peter E. Sargent
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Julia P. Jones

Credited Cast

A Day in Hollywood
Michael Watson
Carol Dilley
Michael McGrath
Tom Flagg
Celia Tackaberry
Peggy Taphorn
Kelly Williams
Jan Leigh Herndon

A Night in the Ukraine
Celia Tackaberry (Mrs. Pavlenko)
Tom Flagg (Carlo)
Carol Dilley (Gino)
Michael McGrath (Serge B. Samovar)
Peggy Taphorn (Nina)
Michael Watson (Constantine)
Jan Leigh Herndon (Masha)
Kelly Williams (Sascha)


Byron Grant (Piano One/Conductor)
Diane Ceccarini (Piano Two)
David Engleke (Bass)
John Brophy (Percussion)


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