Music, Book and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Based on “THE MIRACLE ON 34th ST.”
Elm Street Auditorium
November 16-18, 1979
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Frank L. Harvey 1931-1979
The collage in the program is a small sampling detailing the varied roles Frank L. Harvey played over the years as the Actorsingers’ baritone lead. The pictures show him as he appeared in life as Senior Vice President of the Nashua Trust Company, and on stage and in rehearsals in the parts of Dr. Engel in “The Student Prince,” Gaylord Ravenal in “Showboat,” Curly in “Oklahoma” and Fagin in “Oliver,” a part which many regard as his finest performance.
Those of us who knew Frank find the essence of the man expressed in the following:
“That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has
gained the respect of intelligent men, and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found
it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never
lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.”
It is with respect and affection that we dedicate this program to Frank.
It takes many dedicated people working together for a common goal to bring about a successful conclusion to any undertaking. And the undertaking of a Broadway musical is no exception.
We in Actorsingers are fortunate in having many such people and would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge three of them. These are the people who work behind the scenes, doing difficult tasks that require time and effort but offer little glory. These are the steady, dependable, noncomplainers, who, enduring frustration, somehow manage to keep their sense of humor.
There is Warren Tomasian, a man who finds time from running a family business to do a crackerjack job of building sets. There is Raelene Liljeberg, a woman who will step in at the last minute to assume responsibility of a job in a crisis situation. And finally there is George Marineau, who can always be found backstage doing any number of tasks that no one else is willing to do.
WE SALUTE YOU, UNSUNG HEROES!
In the fall of 1978, the Actorsingers’ Board of Directors passed a resolution calling for an award to be presented to as individual who, over the years, has displayed in word and action, a steadfast and unselfish devotion to the growth and development of the Actorsingers as a theatrical organization. It was called the Penny Award, in honor of Margaret “Penny” Tamulonis who best exemplified these qualities. To no one’s surprise, Penny Tamulonis was the first recipient of this award.
This year, we are delighted to present the Penny Award to life member, Linnea McAllister “For her constant commitment to the organization.”
Synopsis of Scenes
TIME: The Present, on and following Thanksgiving Day
PLACE: New York City
SCENE 1 A street in the West 70’s of New York. Thanksgiving morning.
SCENE 2 Behind scenes at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Following.
SCENE 3 Along the Parade route. Immediately following.
SCENE 4 On top Macy’s roof. Immediately following.
SCENE 5 Doris’ apartment. That evening.
SCENE 6 Doris’ office at Macy’s. The following morning.
SCENE 7 Macy’s Toy Department. Immediately following.
SCENE 8 Another part of Macy’s. Immediately following.
SCENE 9 Another part of the store. Immediately following.
SCENE 10 Herald Square, outside Macy’s. Immediately following.
SCENE 11 A playground in Central Park. Later that day.
SCENE 12 Doris’ office. In the meantime.
SCENE 13 Fred’s apartment. Late afternoon that same day.
SCENE 14 In the street outside. Immediately following.
SCENE 15 Mr. Sawyer’s office. The following Monday morning.
SCENE 16 Macy’s Toy Department. That night.
SCENE 1 The chambers of Judge Martin Group. The following Thursday morning.
SCENE 2 An Isolation Room at Bellevue. In the meantime.
SCENE 3 Fred’s apartment. That night.
SCENE 4 A corridor in a New York State Supreme Court. 8:30 next morning.
SCENE 5 The Courtroom. Immediately following.
SCENE 6 The corridor. 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 24th.
SCENE 7 The Courtroom. Immediately following.
SCENE 8 Macy’s Model Living Room Display. Immediately following.
Opening-Act I Chorus
“Big Ca-lown Balloons” Chorus
The Parade Dancers
“Rain Balloons” Chorus
“Adeste Fidelis March” Dancers
“Crowd Confusion” Orchestra
“Susan Typing” Orchestra
“Arm in Arm” Susan and Doris
“Night Music” Orchestra
“You Don’t Know” Doris
“Plastic Alligator” Shellhammer and Clerks
“To Toy Department” Chorus
“Bugles” Kris and Hendrika
“Here’s Love!” Kris, Fred and Chorus
“Here’s Love!” Fred
“My Wish” Fred and Susan
“After My Wish” Orchestra
“Kris Kringle Khord” Orchestra
“Pinecones and Hollyberries” Kris, Doris and Schellhammer
“Determined Doris” Orchestra
“Look, Little Girl” Fred
“Look, Little Girl” reprise Doris
“Pinecones” – reprise Kris and Miss Crookshank
“Sawyer Screams” Orchestra
“Rocking Horse” Orchestra
“Expect Things to Happen” Susan and Kris
“Toy Ballet” Dancers
“After Ballet” Orchestra
Finale – Act I Orchestra
Prelude – Act II Orchestra
“To Isolation” Orchestra
“Pinecones” – reprise Susan and Kris
“Grandfather’s Clock” Orchestra
“She Hadda Go Back” Fred, Alvin, Whitey and Climber
“After She Hadda Go Back” Orchestra
“N.Y.C. Court of Law” Orchestra
“That Man Over There is Santa Claus” Macy and Chorus
“My State, My Kansas” Doris, Macy, Shellhammer, Tammany, Judge
“Kansas Change” Orchestra
“Nothing in Common” Doris
“N.Y.C. Court of Law” Orchestra
“Marine March” Orchestra
“Case Dismissed” – “That Man Over There” reprise All
Finale Ultimo Orchestra
Exit March Orchestra
“Here’s Love!” is presented by the Actorsingers
by arrangement with Music Theatre International.