Plain and Fancy

Original Broadway Production (1955)

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Cast Highlights

Ruth Winters
Dan King
Katie Yoder
Papa Yoder
Isaac Miller
Emma Miller
Ezra Reber
Hilda Miller
Peter Reber
Samuel Zook

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • [Overture .... Orchestra]*
  • You Can't Miss It .... Dan, Ruth & Ensemble
  • It Wonders Me .... Katie
  • Plenty of Pennsylvania .... Emma, Ezra, Another Young Miller & Ensemble
  • Young and Foolish .... Peter, Katie
  • Why Not Katie? .... Ezra and Men
  • Young and Foolish (Reprise) .... Katie, Peter
  • By Lantern Light .... Danced by Daniel Nagrin (Samuel Zook) and Ann Needham, with Sara Aman, Lucia Lambert, Tao Strong, Saint Amant, Crandall Diehl and Bob St. Clair
  • It's a Helluva Way to Run a Love Affair .... Ruth
  • This Is All Very New to Me .... Sung and danced by Hilda, Another Amishman, Levi & Ensemble
  • Plain We Live .... Papa Yoder & Ensemble
  • The Shunning .... The Company

Act Two

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  • How Do You Raise a Barn? .... Papa Yoder, Ezra, Emma, Samuel Zook & Ensemble
  • Follow Your Heart .... Peter, Katie and Hilda
  • City Mouse, Country Mouse .... Emma with Sarah, Esther, Mary, Rachel, Rebecca
  • I'll Show Him! .... Hilda
  • Carnival Ballet .... Hilda, Ezra and Company
  • Carnival Ballet: On the Midway .... Mambo Joe, Scranton Sal, Swami, Sailor, Barkers
  • Carnival Ballet: Dance Hall .... The Company
  • Take Your Time and Take Your Pick .... Hilda, Dan, Ruth
  • Plenty of Pennsylvania (Finale) .... The Entire Company

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Trivia & History

The opening-night playbill did not list any understudies. Our list comes from the playbill for the week of February 21, 1955.

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