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Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II


Based on the novel by Phil Stong

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!

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State Fair Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has State Fair been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Richard Rodgers and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Oscar Hammerstein II.

What other awards has State Fair been nominated for?
Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has State Fair been nominated for?
Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What is the order of songs in State Fair and what's the order?
Opening
It Might As Well Be Spring
That's for Me
Our State Fair
Away from Home
Isn't It Kinda Fun?
This Isn't Heaven
More Than Just a Friend
Jellies, Preserves, Pickles & Mincemeat
It's a Grand Night for Singing
All I Owe Ioway
Willing and Eager
Providence Just Isn't Fair
We Will Be Together
Never Say No to a Man
The Little Things in Texas
There's Music in You
Driving at Night
My Best Love
You Never Had It So Good
Boys and Girls Like You and Me
Keep It Gay
It's Me
Marriage Type Love
When I Go Out Walking with My Baby
That's the Way It Happens
I Haven't Got a Worry in the World
The Next Time It Happens
The Man I Used to Be
So Far

What productions of State Fair have there been?
State Fair has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1996 and Broadway which opened in 1996.