Anyone Can Whistle (1964, revised 2004)

Words & Music: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Arthur Laurents

Premise: A corrupt mayoress fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town (through the resulting pilgrim trade) and an ill-fated romance blossoms between the rational nurse out to expose the fraud and the easy-going doctor determined to enjoy the chaos it brings. The show delivers a poignant message about the importance of the individual in a conformist society-but not before aiming its still-relevant barbs at government, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way!

 

Major productions/concert performances/recordings:

1964 Majestic Theater, Broadway

1980 York Players, New York

1986 Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham *European premiere

1990 Gladys Child Theatre, London

1995 Carnegie Hall AIDS Benefit Concert

1995 Savoy Theatre, Covent Garden Festival, London

1997 Jay Records recording

2003 Bridewell Theatre, London

2003 Matrix Theater, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia

2005 Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL

2008 Gryphon Theatre, Barrie, Ontario

2010 Jermyn Street Theatre, London

2010 Encores! New York City Center

2013 Porchlight Music Theatre, Chicago

2017 Union Theatre, London

2022 Southwark Playhouse, London

Anyone Can Whistle

Majestic Theater (1964)

245 West 44th Street, New York

Tryouts: 2–21 March 1964 (Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia)

Previews: 24 March 1964 (12 previews)

Opens: 4 April 1964

Closes: 11 April 1964

Performances: 9

Director: Arthur Laurents

Producer: Kermit Bloomgarden and Diana Krasny

Musical Director/Vocal Arranger: Herbert Greene
Orchestrator: Don Walker

Musical Director/Orchestrator: Peter Corrigan

Dances and Musical Numbers Staging: Herbert Ross

Scenic Designer: William and Jean Eckart

Costume Designer: Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Designer: Jules Fisher
Dance Music Arranger: Betty Walberg

Cast:

Sandwich Man: Jeff Killion
Baby Joan: Jeanne Tanzy
Mrs. Schroeder: Peg Murray
Treasurer Cooly: Arnold Soboloff
Chief Magruder: James Frawley
Comptroller Schub: Gabriel Dell
Cora Hoover HooperAngela Lansbury
The Boys: Sterling Clark, Harvey Evans, Larry Roquemore, Tucker Smith
Fay Apple: Lee Remick
J. Bowden Hapgood: Harry Guardino
Dr. Detmold: Don Doherty
George: Larry Roquemore
June: Janet Hayes
John: Harvey Evans
Martin: Lester Wilson
Old Lady: Eleonore Treiber
Telegraph Boy: lan Johnson
Osgood: Georgia Creighton
Cookies, Nurses, Deputies, Townspeople, Pilgrims, Tourists: Susan Borree, Georgia Creighton, Janet Hayes, Bettye Jenkins, Patricia Kelly, Barbara Lang, Paula Lloyd, Barbara Monte, Odette Phillips, Hanne-Marie Reiner, Eleonore Treiber, Sterling Clark, Eugene Edwards, Harvey Evans, Dick Ensslen, Loren Hightower, Alan Johnson, Jeff Killion, Jack Murray, William Reilly, Larry Roquemore, Tucker Smith, Don Stewart, Lester Wilson

Musical Numbers:

Overture Orchestra

Act One

*"I'm Like the Bluebird" Company
"Me and My Town" Cora and The Boys
"Miracle Song" Cora, Cooley and Company
"Simple (Interrogation)" Hapgood and Company


Act Two

**"A-1 March" The Cookies
"Come Play Wiz Me" Fay and Hapgood
"Anyone Can Whistle" Fay
"A Parade in Town" Cora
"Everybody Says Don't" Hapgood
*Don't Ballet [instrumental]


Act Three

"I've Got You to Lean On" Cora, Cooley, Magruder and Schub
"See What It Gets You" Fay
The Cookie Chase Cora, Dr. Detmold, Schub, Fay and Company
"With So Little to Be Sure Of"  Hapgood and Fay
*Finale Orchestra


* Not recorded for the original cast recording
** Recorded as part of "A Parade in Town", but wasn't credited

Recordings:

Anyone Can Whistle - Original Broadway Cast

  • LP [stereo], April 17, 1964 [Columbia KOS 2480]

  • LP [mono], 1964 [Columbia KOL 6080, Pitman Pressing]

  • LP reissue, 1972 [Columbia Special Products AKOS 2480]

  • LP reissue, 1973 [Columbia AS 32608]

  • Cassette, 197? [Columbia ST 32608] [deleted 1976]

  • 8-track Cartridge, 197? [Columbia SA 32608] [deleted 1976]

  • Cassette reissue, 19?? [Columbia BT 32608]

Producer: Goddard Lieberson

Associate Producer: Teo Macero

Engineers: Fred Plaut, Eddie McCowsky, Murray Zimney, Fred Catero

Recorded: 12 April 1964 at the CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City

Selections: "Prelude" / "Me and My Town" (5:28), "Miracle Song" (4:30), "Simple" (13:02), "Come Play Wiz Me" (3:24), "Anyone Can Whistle" (3:41), "A Parade in Town" (3:11), "Everybody Says Don't" (2:20), "I've Got You To Lean On" (1:58), "See What It Gets You" (2:31), "The Cookie Chase" (9:03), "With So Little To Be Sure Of" (5:06)

Remastered Version

  • Compact Disc, 1989 [Columbia CK 2480] (57:05 min)

  • Cassette, 1989 [Columbia JST 2480]

Producer: Didier C. Deutsch
Digitally remixed and remastered: Tim Geelan
Executive producer: Mike Berniker
Liner notes: Didier C. Deutsch
Selections: "Prelude" / "Me and My Town" (5:28), "Miracle Song" (4:30), "There Won't Be Trumpets" (2:38), "Simple" (13:02), "Come Play Wiz Me" (3:24), "Anyone Can Whistle" (3:41), "A Parade in Town" (3:11), "Everybody Says Don't" (2:20), "I've Got You To Lean On" (1:58), "See What It Gets You" (2:31), "The Cookie Chase" (9:03), "With So Little To Be Sure Of" (5:06)

[Includes cut song "There Won't Be Trumpets" and complete recording of "The Cookie Chase"]

Remastered and Expanded Release

  • Compact Disc, May 2003 [Sony Legacy 86860] (68:13 min)

Liner Notes: Richard Ridge
Selections: "Prelude" (1:03), "Me and My Town" (4:24), "Miracle Song" (4:29), "There Won't Be Trumpets" (2:38), "Simple" (12:59), "Come Play Wiz Me" (3:24), "Anyone Can Whistle" (3:39), "A Parade in Town" (3:09), "Everybody Says Don't" (2:19), "I've Got You To Lean On" (1:57), "See What It Gets You" (2:31), "The Cookie Chase" (9:03), "With So Little To Be Sure Of" (5:04)

Bonus Tracks: "I'm Like the Bluebird" [demo] (0:41), "The Lame, the Halt, and the Blind" [demo] (3:14), "Come Play Wiz Me" [demo] (3:20), "Anyone Can Whistle" [demo] (1:41), "With So Little to Be Sure Of" [demo] (3:12)

[Same selections as the first CD release, but splits "Prelude" and "Me and My Town" into two tracks, and adds five demos sung by Stephen Sondheim]

Playbill: Anyone Can Whistle (1964)
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Anyone Can Whistle 1964 OBCR
 

York Players (1980)

Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1085 5th Ave, New York
 

Opens: 14 March 1980

Closes: 4 April 1980

Performances: 19

Producer: The York Players (Artistic Director: Janet Hayes Walker)

Director: Fran Soeder
Musical Director: Eric Stern
Choreography: Cal del Pozo
Scenery: James Morgan
Lighting: David Gotwald
Costumes: Teri Rosario
Sound: Joseph D. Sukaskas
Technical Director: Sally Smith
Stage Manager: Molly Grose

Cast:

Baby Joan: Carrie Drosnes
Mrs. Schroeder: Ilene Gudell
Treasurer Cooly: Ralph David Westfall
Chief Magruder: David Berk
Comptroller Schub: Sam Stoneburner
Cora Hoover Hooper: Gaylea Byrne
Fay Apple: Rosemary McNamara
J. Bowden Hapgood: Gary Krawford
Dr. Detmold: Kermit Brown
George: Stephan DeGhelder
June: Kathy Morath
John: Stephen Hope
Martin: Dale Shields
Ensemble: Terry Baughan, Catherne Caplin, Bill Hastings, Steve Heller, Suzie Jary, Diane Lam, Gail Lohla, Paul Mack, David E. Mallard, Mayla McKeehan, and Gail Titunik

Act One
"I'm Like the Bluebird"
Company
"Me and My Town"
Cora and the Boys
"Miracle Song"
Cora, Cooley, Townspeople, Tourists, and Pilgrims
"There Won't Be Trumpets"
Fay
"Simple"
Hapgood and Company


Act Two
"A-1 March"
Company
"Come Play Wiz Me"
Fay and Hapgood
"Anyone Can Whistle"
Fay
"A Parade in Town"
Cora
"Everybody Says Don't"
Hapgood
"Ballet"
Fay, Hapgood and Ensemble


Act Three
"I've Got You to Lean On"
Cora, Schub, Cooley, Magruder
"See What It Gets You"
Fay
"The Cookie Chase"
Cora, Fay, Schub and Company
"With So Little to Be Sure Of"
Fay and Hapgood

Anyone Can Whistle York Players
 

Everyman Theatre (1986)

Regent Street, Cheltenham
 

Opens: 21 August 1986

Closes: 13 September 1986

Performances: 22

Director: John Doyle
Musical Director: Catherine Jayes
Choreography: Sally Marshall
Set Design: Chris Crosswell
Lighting: Mick Gemson
Costumes: Alison Digby

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Pip Hinton

Treasurer Cooly: John Griffiths

Chief Magruder: Jonathan Stephens

Comptroller Schub: Bill Bradley

Mrs. Schroeder: Hilary Cromie

Fay Apple: Marilyn Cutts

J. Bowden Hapgood: Michael Jays

Dr. Detmold: Thom Brooker

Baby Joan: Liela Moss

Cora's Boys: Michael Gyngell, Dermoy McLaughlin, Alan Mosely, Neil Patterson
George: Paul Milton
June: Debra McCulloch
John: Simon Coates
Martin: Neil Patterson

Drunken Nurse: Alison Evans

Telegraph Boy: Peter Stanford

Osgood: Grania Smith

Cookies, Nurses, Deputies, Townspeople, Pilgrims & Tourists played by members of the Company

Act One

"I'm Like the Bluebird" Cookies

"My And My Town" – Cora and The Boys

"Miracle Song" – Cora, Cooley, Townspeople, Tourists and Pilgrims

"There Won't Be Trumpets" – Fay

"Interrogation" – Hapgood and Company

Act Two

"Come Play Wiz Me"  – Fay, Hapgood and The Boys

"Anyone Can Whistle" – Fay

"Parade in Town" – Cora

"Everybody Says Don't" – Hapgood

"I've Got You To Lean On" – Cora, Schub, Colley, Magruder and The Boys

"See What It Gets You"  – Fay

"The Cookie Chase"  – Cora, Fay and Company

"With So Little To Be Sure Of"  – Fay and Hapgood

 

Carnegie Hall AIDS Benefit Concert (1995)

Main hall, Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue, New York

Performance: 8 April 1995

Producer: Peter Bogyo

Staging: Herbert Ross

Orchestra: American Theatre Orchestra

Musicla Direction/Conductor: Paul Gemignani
Stage Set Designer: Heidi Landesman
Costume Coordinator: Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Designer: Jules Fisher
Sound Design: Otts Munderloh
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Orchestrations Supervisor: Jonathan Tunick
Casting Consultants: Stuart Howard, C.S.A. and Amy Schecter, C.S.A.

An AIDS Benefit Concert for Gay Men's Health Crisis

Cast:

Narrator: Angela Lansbury
Treasurer Cooley: Chip Zien
Chief Magruder: Ken Page
Comptroller Schub: Walter Bobbie
Cora Hoover Hooper: Madeline Kahn
The Boys: Sterling Clark, Harvey Evans, Evan Pappas, Eric Riley, Tony Stevens
Mrs. Schroeder: Maureen Moore
Fay Apple: Bernadette Peters
J. Bowden Hapgood: Scott Bakula
Dr. Detmold: Nick Wyman
Soprano Soloist: Harolyn Blackwell
Western Union Boy: Sterling Clark
George: David Lowenstein
June: Donna Lee Marshall
John: Harvey Evans
Martin: Francis Ruivivar

Ballet: Sandra Brown, Stacey Caddell, Robert LaFosse, Lisa Lockwood, Jon Marshall Sharp

Members of the Ensemble: Joan Barber, Mary Bentley-LaMar, Gerry Burkhart, Susan Cella, Nick Corley, Madeleine Doherty, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Joy Franz, Philip Hoffman, Michael Ingram, Betsy Joslyn, Joseph Kolinski, David Lowenstein, Seth Malkin, Donna Lee Marshall, Michael X. Martin, Marin Mazzie, Maureen Moore, Karen Murphy, Bill Nolte, Robert Ousley, Darcy Pulliam, Sam Reni, Eric Riley, Nancy Ringham, Francis Ruivivar, Martin Van Treuren, Whitney Webster, Walter Willison, John Leslie Wolfe

Act one

Overture Orchestra
"Me and My Town"  Madeline Kahn, Sterling Clark, Harvey Evans, Evan Pappas, Eric Riley, Tony Stevens
"I'm Like the Bluebird"  Ensemble
"Miracle Song"  Madeline Kahn, Maureen Moore, Ensemble
"Cookie Speech"  Bernadette Peters
"There Won't Be Trumpets"  Bernadette Peters
"Simple (The Interrogation)"  Scott Bakula and Ensemble

Act two

Entr' Acte  Orchestra
"Hooray for Hapgood [A-1 March]"  Ensemble
"Come Play Wiz Me"  Bernadette Peters and Scott Bakula
"Anyone Can Whistle"  Bernadette Peters
"Hooray for Hapgood" [reprise]  Ensemble
"A Parade in Town"  Madeline Kahn
"Everybody Says Don't"  Scott Bakula
"I've Got You to Lean On"  Madeline Kahn and Ensemble
"See What It Gets You"  Bernadette Peters
"The Cookie Chase"  Madeline Kahn and Ensemble
"There's Always a Woman"  Madeline Kahn and Bernadette Peters
"With So Little to Be Sure Of"  Scott Bakula and Bernadette Peters
"Finale"  Company

Recording:

Anyone Can Whistle: Live at Carnegie Hall

  • Compact Disc, 1995 [Columbia CK 67224] (76:52 mins.)

  • Cassette, 1995 [Columbia CT 67224]

Album producer: Tony McAnany and Joel Moss
Engineer: Joel Moss
Recorded: 8 April 1995 at Carnegie Hall, NYC
Liner notes: David Foil; 28-page booklet with notes, photographs and lyrics

Selections: Overture (1:51), Narrator's Introduction (0:48), "Me and My Town" (4:46), Miracle Introduction (1:07), "Miracle Song" (4:30), Fay's Arrival (1:38), Cookie Speech (1:30), "There Won't Be Trumpets" (3:27), Hapgood's Arrival (1:43), "Simple (The Interrogation)" (15:32), Entr'acte (1:22), "Hooray for Hapgood" (0:58), "Come Play Wiz Me" (3:31), Whistle Introduction (1:07), "Anyone Can Whistle" (4:02), "Hooray for Hapgood" [reprise] (0:29), "A Parade in Town" (2:49), Transition - Tear Up Those Records (0:11), "Everybody Says Don't" (2:17), "I've Got You To Lean On" (5:13), Transition - See What It Gets You (0:22), "See What It Gets You" (2:36), Transition - Cookie Arrest (0:23), "Cookie Chase" (4:31), "There's Always A Woman" (3:14), Transition - With So Little To Be Sure Of (0:12), "With So Little To Be Sure Of" (4:58), Finale (1:29)

Anyone Can Whistle Carnegie Hall
 
Anyone Can Whistle Bridewell

Bridewell Theatre (2003)

Bride Lane, London

Previews: 2 January 2003 (6 previews)

Opens: 2 January 2003

Closes: 15 February 2003

Performances: 41

Presented by: The Gryphon Ltd

Producer: Leigh Large

Director: Michael Gieleta
Musical Director: Mark Etherington
Choreography: Darren Royston
Design: Francisco Rodriguez-Weil
Lighting: Mike Robertson

This production included book revisions by Arthur Laurents

Cast:

J. Bowden Hapgood: Edward Baker-Duly

Fay Apple: Janie Dee
Treasurer Cooley: Mark Heenahan
Chief Magruder: Aaron Shirley
Comptroller Schub: James Smillie
Cora Hoover Hooper: Paula Wilcox
Baby Joan (alternates): Honor Hughes, Nadine Isabel Mason-Bertrand, Ruby Stevenson
Martin/Ensemble: Marcus Adolphy
John/Ensemble: Jonathan Glew
Hapgood's Escort/Ensemble: Shimi Goodman
Old Lady/Ensemble: Orit Haddad
June/Ensemble: Helen Healy
Osgood/Ensemble: Tasha Johnson
Alcoholic Nurse/Velma/Ensemble: Sarah Lawn
George/Ensemble: Simon Masterton
Mrs. Schroeder/Ensemble: Aoife Nally
Dr. Detmold/Ensemble: Andrew Piper

Act One
"I'm Like the Bluebird"
Cookies
"Me and My Town"
Cora and The Boys
"Miracle Song"
Cora, Cooley, Townspeople, Tourists and Pilgrims
"There Won't Be Trumpets"
Fay
"Simple"
Hapgood and Ensemble
"A-1 March"
Ensemble
"A Parade in Town"
Cora and Ensemble
"Come Play Wiz Me"
Fay, Hapgood and The Boys
"Anyone Can Whistle"
Fay
 

Act Two
"I've Got You to Lean On"
Cora, Schub, Cooley, Magruder and The Boys
"Everybody Says Don't"
Hapgood
"See What It Gets You"
Fay
"The Cookie Chase"
Cora, Fay and Ensemble
"With So Little to Be Sure Of"
Fay and Hapgood
"I'm Like the Bluebird"
Cookies
"Finale Ultimo"
Ensemble

 

Matrix Theatre (2003)

Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles

Previews: 18 February 2003

Opens: 21 February 2003

Closes: 13 April 2003 (scheduled to end 11 May 2003)

Producer: Carole Black in association with Richard B. Warsk

Director: Michael Michetti
Musical Director: Darryl Archibald
Choreography: Larry Sousa
Design: Evan Bartoletti
Lighting: Steven Young, Lisa D. Katz

Costume Design: A. Jeffrey Schoenberg
Sound Design: Christopher Game

Make-up, Hair & Wig Design: Sugano

This production included book revisions by Arthur Laurents and director Michael Michetti; billed as the "US premiere of the first sanctioned revision of the original 1964 Broadway musical, approved by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim."

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Ruth Williamson
Nurse Fay Apple: Misty Cotton
J. Bowden Hapgood: John Bisom
Treasurer Cooley: Ira Denmark
Chief of Police Magruder: Jay Willick
Comptroller Schub: Joe Hart
Mrs. Schroeder: Peggy Billo
Sandwich Man: Andrew Boyle
Deputy: T.J. Dawson
Baby Joan: Jennie Fahn
Martin: Daniel Gibson
Dr. Detmold: Roy Leake Jr.
John: Matthew McCray
June: Brittany Paige
Osgood: Randi Pareira
Lady Deputy: Sierra A.R. Rein
Drunken Nurse: Virginia Weber
George: Paul Wong
Narrator (voiceover): Edward Asner

Act One
"I'm Like the Bluebird"
Cookies
"Me and My Town"
Cora and The Boys
"Miracle Song"
Cora, Cooley, Townspeople, Tourists and Pilgrims
"There Won't Be Trumpets"
Fay
"Simple"
Hapgood and Ensemble
"A-1 March"
Ensemble
"A Parade in Town"
Cora and Ensemble
"Come Play Wiz Me"
Fay, Hapgood and The Boys
"Anyone Can Whistle"
Fay
 

Act Two
"I've Got You to Lean On"
Cora, Schub, Cooley, Magruder and The Boys
"Everybody Says Don't"
Hapgood
"See What It Gets You"
Fay
"The Cookie Chase"
Cora, Fay and Ensemble
"With So Little to Be Sure Of"
Fay and Hapgood
"I'm Like the Bluebird"
Cookies
"Finale Ultimo"
Ensemble

 

Prince Music Theatre (2005)

Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Previews: 26 January 2003

Openes: 29 January 2003

Closes: 6 February 2003

Performances: 13

Director: Charles Gilbert
Musical Director: Sam David
Assistant Musical Director: Eric Ebbenga
Lighting Design: Christine Griffith
Costume Design: Stephanie Krause
Sound Design: Nick Kourtides

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Jane Summerhays
Controller Schub: Jim Bergwall
Treasurer Cooley: Doug Anderson
Chief of Police Magruder: Charles McCloskey
Fay Apple: Crista Moore [Standby: Taryn Cagnina]
J. Bowden Hapgood: Chuck Wagner
Narrator/Dr. Detmold et al.: Todd Waddington
Cookies' Nurse: Joliet F. Harris
George: Billy Bustamante
John: Matt Hultgren
June: Kathryn Lyles
Martin: Robert Tucker
The Cookies: Corbin Abernathy, Sharon Alexander, Billy Bustamante, Amanda Harper, Matt Hultgren, Melissa Kolczynski, Jarrod Lentz, Kathryn Lyles, Nancie Sanderson, Robert Tucker and Copeland Woodruff

Act One
Prelude
Orchestra

"Me and My Town" Cora and The Boys
"Miracle Song"
Cora, Schub, Magruder, Cooley, Townspeople
"There Won't Be Trumpets"
Fay
"The Interrogation" ("Simple")
Hapgood and Ensemble
"There's A Parade in Town" Cora and Ensemble
"Come Play Wiz Me"
Fay, Hapgood and The Boys
"Anyone Can Whistle"
Fay
 

Act Two
Prelude
 Orchestra

"I've Got You to Lean On" Cora, Schub, Cooley, Magruder and The Boys
"Everybody Says Don't"
Hapgood
"See What It Gets You"
Fay
"The Cookie Ballet"
Cora, Fay and Ensemble
"With So Little to Be Sure Of"
Fay and Hapgood

 

Ravinia Festival (2005)

Highland Park, Illinois

Opens: 26 August 2005

Closes: 27 August 2005

Performances: 2

Director: Lonnie Price
Musical Director: Paul Gemignani

Orchestra: Ravinia Festival Orchestra

Choreography: Marla Lampert
Costume Design: Tracy Christensen
Lighting Design: Kevin Adams
Set Design: James Noon

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Patti LuPone
Fay Apple: Audra McDonald
J. Bowden Hapgood: Michael Cerveris
Narrator: John Mahoney
Controller Schub: Ray Wills
Treasurer Cooley: Jerry Galante
Chief of Police Magruder: David Mendes
Dr. Detmold: Peter Mohawk
June: Christine Sherrill
John: Jason Bayle
Telegraph Boy: Joshua Johnston
Four Boys: Parrish Collier, Andrew J. Waters, Richard Strimer and Darius Fearrington
Cookies, Pilgrims, Townspeople and Deputies: Michael Accardo, Gary Alexander, Roger Anderson, Karla L. Beard, Max Chung, John Clonts, Stephen Colella, Lauren Creel, Devin Desantis, Berwick Haynes, Danny Heeter, Brian Herriot, Nate Johnson, Gloria Kissel, Jacob Langfelder, Kate Loprest, Johanna Mckenzie Miller, Ty Perry, Jeanai Ratcliffe, Emily Shoolin, Jason Sperling, Lucia Spina, Genevieve Venjohnson and Lakesha Walker

Act One​

Overture Orchestra
"Me and My Town" Cora Hoover Hooper, The Boys
"I'm Like the Bluebird" Ensemble
"Miracle Song" Cora Hoover Hooper, Mrs. Schroeder, Ensemble
Cookie Speech  Fay Apple
"There Won't Be Trumpets" Fay Apple
"Simple" J. Bowden Hapgood, Ensemble

Act Two
Entr'acte  Orchestra
"A-One March" Ensemble
"Come Play Wiz Me" Fay Apple, J. Bowden Hapgood
"Anyone Can Whistle" Fay Apple
"A-One March (Reprise)" Ensemble
"A Parade in Town" Cora Hoover Hooper
"Everybody Says Don't" J. Bowden Hapgood
"I've Got You to Lean On" Cora Hoover Hooper, Ensemble
"See What It Gets You" Fay Apple
"The Cookie Chase" Cora Hoover Hooper, Ensemble
"There's Always a Woman" Cora Hoover Hooper, Fay Apple
"With So Little to Be Sure Of" J. Bowden Hapgood, Fay Apple
"Finale" Company

 
 

Jermyn Street Theatre (2010)

London

Previews: 10 March 2010

Opens: 17 March 2010

Closes: 17 April 2010

Performances: 2

Producer: Chantelle Staynings for Primavera

Director: Tom Littler
Musical Director & Orchestrator: Tom Attwood

Choreography: Alice Jackson
Costume Design: Emily Stuart
Lighting Design: Christopher Nairn
Set Design: Morgan Large

Sound Design: Jamie Beamish

This production made use of an actor-musician ensemble

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Issy van Randwyck
Fay Apple: Rosalie Craig
J. Bowden Hapgood: David Riccardo-Pearce
Treasurer Cooley: Leo Andrew
Chief Magruder: Karl Moffatt
Comptroller Schub: Alistair Robins
Dr. Detmold: Nick Trumble (cello)
Nurse: Sophie Jugé (piano, violin, waterphone)
Baby Joan: Jessica Adair/Martha Tipper
Ensemble: Richard Colvin (piano, trumpet), Lloyd Gorman (piano, guitar, percussion), Deborah Hewitt (piano, violin, percussion, waterphone), Elizabeth Reid (oboe), and Rhiannon Sommers (piano, violin)

Anyone Can Whistle Jermyn St

Encores! (2010)

New York City Center, New York

Opens: 8 April 2010

Closes: 11 April 2010

Performances: 5

Director/Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw
Musical Director: Rob Bowman

Original Orchestration: Don Walker

Concert adaptation: David Ives
Set Design: John Lee Beatty
Costumes: Gregg Barnes
Lighting: Ken Billington
Sound: Leon Rothenberg
Music Coordinator: Seymour Red Press
Production Stage Manager: Karen Moore

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Donna Murphy
Fay Apple: Sutton Foster
J. Bowden Hapgood: Raúl Esparza
Treasurer Cooley: Jeff Blumenkrantz
Police Chief Magruder: John Ellison Conlee
Comptroller Schub: Edward Hibbert
Dr. Detmold: Patrick Wetzel
The Boys: Clyde Alves, Grasan Kingsberry, Eric Sciotto, Anthony Wayne
Ensemble: Tanya Birl, Holly Ann Butler, J. Austin Eyer, Sara Ford, Lisa Gajda, Stephanie Gibson, Linda Griffin, Karen Hyland, Natalie King, Max Kumangai, Michael Marcotte, Joseph Medeiros, Denny Paschall, Monica L. Patton, Steve Schepis, Tally Sessions, Brian Shepard, Dana Steingold and Brandon Tyler.

Act One
"Prelude The Orchestra
"Me and My Town" – Cora and Boys
"Miracle Song" – Cora, Cooley, and Company
"There Won't Be Trumpets" – Fay
"Simple" – Hapgood, with Cora, Schub, Cooley, Magruder and Company

 

Act Two
Prelude, Act 2 – The Orchestra
"A-1 March" – Company
"Come Play Wiz Me" – Fay and Hapgood
"Anyone Can Whistle" – Fay
"A Parade in Town" – Cora, and Company
"Everybody Says Don't" – Hapgood
"I've Got You to Lean On" – Cora, Schub, Cooley, Magruder and The Boys
"See What It Gets You" – Fay
"The Cookie Chase" – Cora, Fay and Company
"With So Little to Be Sure Of" – Hapgood and Fay
"Reprise: I've Got You to Lean On" – Cora and Schub
"Finale" – The Company

Anyone Can Whistle Encores
 
 

Union Theatre (2017)

Union Street, Southwark, London

Previews: 8 February 2017 (4 previews)

Opens: 11 February 2017 (Press Nights: 11 and 12 February)

Closes: 11 March 2017

Performances: 33

Director: Phil Willmott

Musical Director/Orchestration: Richard Baker
Choreography: Holly Hughes

Designer: Penn O’Gara

Casting Director: Adam Braham

Production Manager: Toby Burbidge 

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Felicity Duncan
Fay Apple: Rachel Delooze
J. Bowden Hapgood: Oliver Stanley
Treasurer Cooley: Mark Garfield
Chief Magruder: Christopher Laishley
Comptroller Schub: James Horne

Dr. Detmold: Richard Foster King
Ensemble: Alessandro Lubrano, Joe Miller, Michael Larcombe, Abbey Adams, Isabel Wroe Wright, Kate Hurley, Natalie Thorn, Mitchel Laithbury, Joey Warne, Laura Pick, Tom Mussell, Victoria-Louise Currie

Gallery © Scott Rylander

 

Anyone Can Whistle Union programme

Southwark Playhouse (2022)

Newington Causeway, London

Previews: 1 April 2022 (5 previews)

Opens: 5 April 2022

Closes: 7 May 2022

Performances: 38

Director: Georgie Rankcom (They/Them)

Musical Director: Natalie Pound (She/Her)

Choreographer: Lisa Stevens (She/Her)

New Orchestration: Charlie Ingles (He/Him)

Set and Costume Designer: Cory Shipp (She/Her)

Lighting Designer: Alex Musgrave (He/Him)

Assistant Director: Alex Conder (He/Him)

Sound Designer: Justin Teasdale (He/Him)

Production Manager: Adam Smith (He/Him)

 

Cast:

Cora Hoover Hooper: Alex Young (She/Her)
Fay Apple: Chrystine Symone (She/Her)
J. Bowden Hapgood: Jordan Broatch (They/Them)
Treasurer Cooley: Samuel Clifford (He/Him)
Chief Magruder: Renan Teodoro (He/Him)
Comptroller Schub: Danny Lane (He/Him)

Dr Detmold: Nathan Taylor (happy with any pronoun)

Cookies, Pilgrims & Townspeople: Kathryn Akin (She/Her), Shane Convery (They/Them), Teddy Hinde (They/Them), Hana Ichijo (She/Her), Marisha Morgan (She/Her), Jensen Tudtud (He/Him)

Gallery © Danny Kaan

Anyone Can Whistle Southwark