Flo Ziegfeld's 1928
Whoopee!
Fri, Jul 31 - Sun, Aug 9
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
A smash hit for Flo Ziegfeld in 1928 on Broadway and again in 1930 for Samuel Goldwyn, Whoopee! made Eddie Cantor an even bigger star than he already was and gave the world two of the greatest songs of the first half of the 20th century, "Makin' Whoopee" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". A thoroughly goofy story of rivalry, car (and horse) chases, threatened violence, and true love, Whoopee! is a gem of a show that is a lot like 1930 Bolton/McGowan/Gershwin beaut Girl Crazy only with a whole lot of hypochondria thrown in! William Anthony McGuire's book is a gas, and Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson's songs are an outright hoot in classic, saucy 1920s musical comedy style. We're not talking deep here, but man are we having fun!
Bob Wells, the sheriff of Mission Rest, Arizona, the scene of our story, is preparing to marry local beauty Sally Morgan from the Bar M Ranch, but she loves her childhood friend Wanenis, the Dartmouth-educated son of the chief of a local tribe of native Americans. Since Sheriff Bob has made it clear that he'll kill her love if he comes anywhere near town, Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams (who has come out West to die) leaves a note saying they've eloped! Chasing them are jilted Bob, Henry's nurse Mary (who's totally in love with him and knows he isn't dying) and plenty of others. All, of course, works out for the best in this best of all musical comedy worlds!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Peg Major, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Caitlin Christopher, choreographer
Mark Huisenga, scenic design
Jamie Parker, costume design
Jean Nelson, tap choreographer
Cosmo Cole, lighting design
Emily Weinkauf Kidder, reh. pianist & asst. to the conductor
Cast
Trevor Eichhorn, Henry Williams, our hypochondriacal hero
Stephanie Hawkins, Sally Morgan, an 18 year old local beauty
Kaitlyn Sage, Miss Mary Custer, Henry's nurse-companion
Jim Ballard, Wanenis, the Dartmouth-educated son of Black Eagle
Matthew Leach, Sheriff Bob, Arizona lawman engaged to Sally
Mark Huisenga, Jerome T. Underwood, absentee-owner of Bar M Ranch
Lynnea Barry, Harriett Underwood, Mr. U's "agressive" daughter
Dylan Stasack, Chester Underwood
George Comstock, Black Eagle, chief of the Tapaho
Ward Fairbairn, Sally's father
Matthew Woodward, Andy McNab, the foreman of the Bar M Ranch
Evan McCarty, Mort, Andy's sidekick
Rafael Batya, ensemble
Justin Feimester, ensemble
Aaron Smart, ensemble
Cody Webb, ensemble
Ashley Chandler, ensemble
Caitlin Christopher, ensemble
Abigail Howell, ensemble
Noel Leonard, ensemble
Brita Nicholson, ensemble
Emily Westlund, ensemble
Production Team
Olga Jeffryes, stage manager
Alisha Rogers, assistant stage manager
Sean Johnson, set construction
Steve Ward, set construction
Connie Huston, painter
Cosmo Cole, sound/tech engineer
Katie Dumolt, properties master
Kristina Gribskov, production manager
Jan Easton, house manager
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT I
 Let's All Make Whoopee Tonight
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Makin' Whoopee!
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 I'm Bringing A Red, Red Rose
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Go Get 'Im
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Until You Get Somebody Else
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Go Get 'Im
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Love Me Or Leave Me
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 I Faw Down And Go Boom
(1928)
Words & music by James Brockman, Leonard Stevens
 My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now
(1928)
Words by Irving Caesar
Music by Cliff Friend
 Hungry Women
(1929) interpolated into Whoopee
Words by Jack Yellen
Music by Milton Ager
 Ever Since The Movies Learned To Talk
(1928)
Words & music by James Cavanaugh, Walter O'Keefe, Bobby Dolan
 My Baby Just Cares For Me
(1930) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Go Get 'Im
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
ACT II
 Out Of The Dawn
(1928) Warming Up
Words & music by Walter Donaldson
 Reaching For Someone
(1929)
Words by Edgar Leslie
Music by Walter Donaldson
 You
(1936) The Great Ziegfeld
Words by Harold Adamson
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Love Me Or Leave Me
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Yes Sir! That's My Baby
(1925)
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Makin' Whoopee!
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Adamson, 1906-1980
Milton Ager, 1893-1979
James Brockman, 1878-1967
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
James Cavanaugh, -
Bobby Dolan, -
Walter Donaldson, 1893-1947
Cliff Friend, 1893-1974
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Edgar Leslie, 1885-1976
Walter O'Keefe, -
Leonard Stevens, -
Jack Yellen, 1892-1991
Ticket/Venue Info
Whoopee! Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  23.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  19.50 
C24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  15.75 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  13.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
Performances
July, 2015
Fri 31, 7:30 pm: Eugene
August, 2015
Sat 01, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 02, 2:00 pm: Eugene
Fri 07, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 08, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 09, 2:00 pm: Eugene
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