Anyone Can Whistle 1964

Opened: April 4, 1964

Anyone Can Whistle - 1964 - Broadway History , Info & More

Forrest Theatre
1114 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA

A legendary cult show, this wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical satire points ahead to Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking work in the 1970s even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in the musical theatre's "golden age."brbrAn absurdist fantasy by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim (two of the authors of "West Side Story" and "Gypsy") "Anyone Can Whistle" tells the story of a corrupt mayoress who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town (through the resulting pilgrim trade) and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse out to expose the fraud and the easy-going doctor determined to enjoy the chaos it brings. In the end, the show delivers a poignant message about the importance of the individual in a conformist society-but not before aiming its still-relevant barbs at government, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way!brbrWith its circus-like atmosphere, "Anyone Can Whistle" features plenty of memorable, lovably cartoonish roles of all sizes. The dazzling, melodic Broadway-style score overflows with the youthful energy of experimentation, consisting of one showstopper after another, including two extensive ballets which provide opportunities for some inspired choreography.

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Anyone Can Whistle FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'm Like a Bluebird
Me and My Town
Miracle Song
Simple
A-One March
Come Play wiz Me
Anyone Can Whistle
A Parade in Town
Everybody Says Don't
Ballet
I've Got You to Lean On
See What It Gets You
The Cookie Chase
With So Little to Be Sure Of [i]
There Won't Be Trumpets
There's Always a Woman
The Natives Are Restless
The Lame, the Halt and the Blind
A Hero Is Coming
With So Little to Be Sure Of [ii]
Opening - Act 1
Me And My Town
Miracle Song
There Won't Be Trumpets
Interrogation Part I--Simple
Interrogation Part II
Interrogation Part III
Interrogation Part IV
Interrogation Part V
Interrogation Part VI
A-1 March/Parade In Town
Come Play Wiz Me
Anyone Can Whistle
I've Got You To Lean On
Everybody Says Don't
See What It Gets You
Cora's Chase
With So Little To Be Sure Of
Anyone Can Whistle has had 9 productions including Broadway which opened in 1964, Broadway which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1974, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1980, London Fringe which opened in 2003, Regional (US) which opened in 2003, Regional (US) which opened in 2004, Regional (US) which opened in 2005 and Regional (US) which opened in 2005.

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