USC School of Dramatic Arts 

The Most Happy Fella

Music, lyrics, and book by Frank Loesser; Based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard; Directed by John Rubinstein

4/4/2013 - 4/14/2013
Bing Theatre

All tickets by phone or online - $17.00
General Public (In person at USC Ticket Office) - $15.00
Faculty and Staff (In person at USC Ticket Office) - $10.00
Students (In person at USC Ticket Office) - $6.00

Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 05, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 2:30 PM
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Frank Loesser's 1956 masterpiece is the heart-warming story of the aging, shy Napa Valley grape-grower Tony, who courts a San Francisco waitress through the mail. When she comes to marry him, she finds herself in an unexpectedly tumultuous drama of disappointment, sudden passion, and love. With its memorable show tunes, soaring "sung-through" score, and deeply romantic scenario, "The Most Happy Fella" is one the great Broadway classics.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, the score features some of Loesser’s most classic tunes, including “Standing on the Corner,” “Somebody, Somewhere,” “Joey, Joey, Joey,” “Big D,” as well as the title song.

“The Most Happy Fella” features a special guest appearance by USC Athletic Director Pat Haden. Haden said, “I am proud to have a small role in 'The Most Happy Fella' and be part of an incredible cast of students from USC. I encourage all of our 650 student athletes in the athletic department to get out of their ‘comfort zone’ and take advantage of all that our great university has to offer. So, I decided to put myself in the most uncomfortable situation I possibly could… and here you have it as the Postman in the play. Please excuse the acting and singing, but I am having a blast! Fight on.”

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

This production is made possible by the generous support of
The H.N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation
Michael & Debbie Felix

(Please note: Due to prior commitments, Pat Haden will not appear in The Most Happy Fella on Saturday, April 13.)