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The year is 1927. A young and harassed waitress in a San Francisco diner finds an expensive pin left behind along with a note addressed to her in broken English. It is a marriage proposal from Tony Esposito, an Italian grape farmer in Napa Valley. Intrigued, she replies, asking for a photograph. Tony, who is a large older man, sends her a picture of his foreman, a handsome young man named Joe. A few weeks later, the waitress arrives at Napa and discovers the subterfuge. She tries to leave, but Tony, who has been injured in a truck accident, pleads with her to stay and to marry him immediately, in case he does not live. She relents and agrees to the marriage, but soon succumbs to the charms of the handsome foreman. Often considered Frank Loesser’s masterwork, this joyous and emotionally charged musical is sure to pull at your heartstrings. Music, lyrics & book by Frank Loesser. Based on Sidney Howard’s “They Knew What They Wanted”

Director: Darcy Evans

Choreographer: Stephen Roberts

Musical Director: Jeffrey Huard

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Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, Sheridan


The Cashier: Brett Schaller
Cleo: Malia Becker
Rosabella: Julianne Hobby
The Postman: Colin Noel-Baldwin
Farnsworth: Jennifer Rooney
Tony: Jordan Till
Marie: Kyle McMahon
Max: Sam DiGuiseppe
Herman: Kevin Morris
Clem: Andrew Morrisey
Jake: Brent York
Al: Simon Gordon
Joe: Keenan Viau
Giuseppe: Joel Gomez
Pasquale: Brett Schaller
Ciccio: Ian Cheverie
The Country Girl: Kyla Musselman
The City Boy: Aaron Hastelow
The Doctor: Ryan Brown
The Priest: Alex Dvorak
Tessie: Jennifer Rooney
Gussie: Joseph Murray
Ensemble: Sam DiGuiseppe, Jamie Meltz, Colin Noel-Baldwin, Michael Cox, Alex Dvorak, Mathieu Bellemare, Josh Blackstone, Leanne Miller, Jaclyn Serre, Jennifer Rooney, Katie Bromley, Margaret Thompson, Julia MacLennan, Alessia Lupiano, Natalia Gracious, Tess Barao, Kelly McNamee


The Most Happy Fella, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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Original Citation

Evans, D. (Director). (2011, April 12 – 23). The most happy fella. [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

The Most Happy Fella, April 12 – 23, 2011



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