About the 2017 production:

On the Town

Remaining shows are Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Saturday at 1pm! Tickets on sale at the theatre one hour before the show.

On the townOn the Town is a musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on Jerome Robbins‘ idea for his 1944 ballet Fancy Free, which he had set to Bernstein’s music. The musical introduced several popular and classic songs, among them “New York, New York“, “Lonely Town”, “I Can Cook, Too” (for which Bernstein also wrote the lyrics), and “Some Other Time”. The story concerns three American sailors on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City during wartime 1944. Each of the three sailors meets and quickly connects with a woman.

On the Town was first produced on Broadway in 1944 and was made into a film in 1949, although the film replaced all but three of the original Broadway songs with Hollywood-written substitutes. The show has enjoyed a number of major revivals. The musical integrates dance into its storytelling: Robbins made a number of ballets and extended dance sequences for the show, including the “Imaginary Coney Island” ballet.


Musical Numbers:

Act I

  • Overture (The Star-Spangled Banner)—Orchestra
  • I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet—Workmen
  • New York, New York—Ozzie, Chip and Gabey
  • Gabey’s Comin’—Gabey, Ozzie, Chip and Girls*
  • Presentation of Miss Turnstiles—Announcer, Contestants, Ivy Smith and Manhattanites
  • Come Up to My Place—Hildy Esterhazy and Chip
  • Carried Away—Claire DeLoone and Ozzie
  • Carried Away (Encore)-Claire DeLoone and Ozzie
  • Lonely Town / Pas de deux / Chorale—Gabey and Ensemble
  • Carnegie Hall Pavane (Do-Do-Re-Do)—Madame Dilly, Ivy and Women of Carnegie Hall
  • I Understand (Verse)—Pitkin W. Bridgework
  • Carried Away (Reprise)-Ozzie and Claire
  • I Can Cook Too—Hildy Esterhazy
  • I Can Cook Too (Encore)-Hildy Esterhazy
  • Lucky to Be Me—Gabey and Full Company
  • Finale Act I: Times Square Ballet—Company
Act II

  • Entr’acte—Orchestra
  • So Long, Baby—Diamond Eddie’s Girls
  • I Wish I Was Dead—Diana Dream
  • I Understand (Recitative)-Pitkin
  • I Wish I Was Dead (Spanish)-Senorita Dolores Dolores
  • Ya Got Me—Hildy, Claire, Ozzie, and Chip
  • Ya Got Me (Encore)-Hildy, Claire, Ozzie, and Chip
  • I Understand (Recitative)-Pitkin
  • I Understand (Pitkin’s Song)—Pitkin
  • Subway Ride / Imaginary Coney Island—Gabey, Ivy and Dance Ensemble
  • Some Other Time—Claire, Hildy, Ozzie and Chip
  • The Real Coney Island—Rajah Bimmy
  • Finale Act II: New York, New York (Reprise)—Full Company

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