High Spirits

Original Broadway Production (1964)

Production Info

Previews: March 24, 1964 (14 prev.)
Opening April 7, 1964
Closing: February 27, 1965
Length of Run: 375 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director
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Dances and Musical Numbers
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Director (additional staging)
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Additional Musical Staging

Cast

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Charles Condomine
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Ruth Condomine
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Madame Arcati
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Elvira
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Edith
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Mrs. Bradman
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Dr. Bradman
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Bob
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Beth
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Rupert

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Was She Prettier Than I? .... Ruth
  • The Bicycle Song .... Madame Arcati and Ensemble
  • You'd Better Love Me .... Elvira
  • Where Is the Man I Married? .... Charles and Ruth
  • The Sandwich Man .... Bob and Beth
  • Go into Your Trance .... Madame Arcati and Ensemble
  • Where Is the Man I Married? (Reprise) .... Ruth
  • Forever and a Day .... Charles and Elvira
  • Something Tells Me .... Elvira and Ensemble
  • I Know Your Heart .... Charles and Elvira
  • Faster Than Sound .... Elvira and Ensemble

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • If I Gave You .... Charles and Ruth
  • Talking to You .... Madame Arcati
  • Home Sweet Heaven .... Elvira
  • Something Is Coming to Tea .... Madame Arcati and Ensemble
  • The Exorcism .... Madame Arcati and Ensemble
  • What in the World Did You Want? .... Charles, Elvira and Ruth
  • Faster Than Sound (Reprise) .... Entire Company

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Trivia & History

Gower Champion's aid was enlisted to help improve the show during the somewhat troubled (but far from disastrous) pre-Broadway tyrout. Among Champion's contributions was the choreographing of the scene changes so as to eliminate the blackouts between scenes and to give the show a more fluid feel.

The opening had been scheduled for March 31, 1964, but a postponement to April 7 was announced just before New York previews were to start.

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Production Info

Previews: March 24, 1964 (14 prev.)
Opening April 7, 1964
Closing: February 27, 1965
Length of Run: 375 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

Tryout

Audio Recordings

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Commercial Recordings

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