State Fair

Musical - Original

Music Box Theatre

  • First Preview: March 20, 1996
  • Opening Date: March 27, 1996
  • Closing Date: June 30, 1996
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 110

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Louis Mattioli, Tom Briggs

Synopsis

The Frake family journeys to the annual state fair in Iowa, where the parents enter hog contests and mincemeat and jelly competitions and the children find romance with big-city types, in this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1945 film musical.

 

Opening Night Cast

John Davidson in State Fair John Davidson Abel Frake
Kathryn Crosby Melissa Frake
Andrea McArdle in State Fair Andrea McArdle Margy Frake
Donna McKechnie in State Fair Donna McKechnie Emily Arden
Scott Wise in State Fair Scott Wise Pat Gilbert
Ben Wright Wayne Frake
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Tom Briggs Book
  Louis Mattioli Book
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Music
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Lyrics
  James Hammerstein Co-Director
Randy Skinner Randy Skinner Co-Director
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1995 - 1996

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Ben Wright Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Scott Wise Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Donna McKechnie Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Featured Actor in a Musical Scott Wise Nominee
1996 Original Score Richard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein II
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 30, 1996 5 $160,301
-
$5,857 $37.83
$75.00
4237
989
8
0
53.55% 8.77%
Jun. 23, 1996 4 $154,444
-
-$4,744 $43.59
$75.00
3543
989
8
0
44.78% 0.05%
Jun. 16, 1996 3 $159,188
-
-$4,530 $44.98
$75.00
3539
989
8
0
44.73% -1.23%
Jun. 9, 1996 2 $163,718
-
- $45.03
$75.00
3636
989
8
0
45.96% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $637,651
-
  $42.86 14955
31648
32
0
47.25 %  
Cumulative
  $2,926,843
-
  $40.37
$75.00
73138
116702
110
8
62.67 %  
 
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