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OA1035: The Gingham Girl



by Albert von Tilzer
The Gingham Girl, by the composer of “Take Me Out to The Ball Game,”  opened on Broadway in August of 1922 and became the year’s longest-running book musical, exceeding runs of shows by Gershwin, Kern, Herbert, Romberg, Friml, Tierney, Berlin, and Cohan.  The New York Times captured the show’s essence: “Here is a native little story that is almost pathetic in its simplicity, nor can it be said that there are extraordinary talents among its interpreters.  And yet out of it someone has made a lively and entertaining musical comedy—certainly a far more entertaining one than anybody had a right to expect.”
ACT I:  Centre Street, Crossville Corners, New Hampshire

1. Overture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

2. Flapper Club                                                
        Libby, Ensemble

3. The Twinkle in Your Eye                             
        Mary, Libby

4. Just as Long as You Have Me                      
        Mary, John

5. Finale                                                           
        John, Ensemble

ACT II:  Scene I.  A café, New York City      Scene II.  A studio down Greenwich Village way

6. Entr’acte

7. When My Buddy Steps with Me                  
        Jack, Ensemble

8. Blues

9. Greenwich Village                                       
        Sonia, Girls

10. Tell Her While the Waltz Is Playing            
        Harrison, Girls

11. That Wonderful Thing Called Love            
        Sonia, John    

12. The Twinkle in Your Eye (reprise)             
        Mary, Libby   

13. Plunk                                                          
        Jack, Libby, Ensemble

14. Finale                                                          

ACT III:  An office, New York City

15. Sweet Cookies                                            

16. Newlyweds                                                 
        Libby, Jack 
17. The Gingham Girl                                       
        Mary, Girls    

18. Just as Long as You Have Me (reprise)       
        Mary, John, Ensemble

BONUS SONGS by von Tilzer:  Included in the score at various times during the run

19. Business Is Bad                                          
        Waiter, Ensemble

20. Libby                                                          
        Libby, Jack

21. Love and Kisses                                         
        Mary, Girls

22. Forty-Second Street Strut                            
        Jack, Girls