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9 Star Starred
University Theater - The William Link Theater
off 7th St. Between W Campus Dr and E Campus Dr. on the campus of CSULB 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840
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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

This would have been 5 stars except that the Tony [John Huntington] was woefully underprepared--he missed lyrics and/or notes in all but three of his songs--as compared to Rosabella [the wonderful Jill Van Velzer] whose role is as big and did much...continued

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4 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

Amazing cast. Music was fun, Story was sweet.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

This program, as usual for Musical Theatre West, was outstanding.
The cast had great voices and the 42 musical numbers showcased the many talents of Frank Loesser.

Unfortunately, it was only for one performance.

A long standing Musical...continued

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The Most Happy Fella is Frank Loesser’s musical about Napa Valley vineyard owner Tony Esposito who falls in love with a waitress from San Francisco. After many letters between them, Tony arranges for her to come and marry him. The catch is that the waitress doesn’t remember seeing him in the restaurant and Tony, being insecure about his age and his looks has sent a picture of his ranch hand Joe to her instead of his own. The Most Happy Fella is a thru-sung piece of musical theatre and the glorious score ranges from operatic to Golden Age Broadway.

About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West

Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California’s oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach’s Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 62nd season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.