Pal Joey 1
Pal Joey
Rodgers & Hart, 1940
Fri Jun 17, 7:30-10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Brockett Family
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Songs
For The Shedd's inaugural early summer musical, we're pleased to present a concert version of Rodgers and Hart's extraordinary 1940 anti-hero musical, Pal Joey. Based on John O'Hara's 1940 epistolary novel of the same name (who also wrote the show's libretto), Pal Joey tells the story of a small time nightclub emcee...a slice of low-life Chicago in the 1940s set to some of the best songs of the decade, headed up by Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered and I Could Write A Book and including such intriguing specialty numbers as Zip.
Our concert version of the musical will boast just about everything but the set -- book, cast, costumes, an on-stage orchestra and great songs and dance! Starring Shedd favorites Bill Hulings and Siri Vik as the archtypal Joey Evans and Vera Simpson, Pal Joey will be a must-see part of your early summer!
Joey is an opportunistic cad, but he always seems to land on his feet. He elbows his way into a job at a seedy Chicago nightclub and is soon juggling the affections of a naive chorus girl and a wealthy society dame who just happens to be married. Once Joey has charmed the socialite into setting him up in his own joint, he ditches the chorine and is riding high, playing the big-time operator. When a punk threatens to spill the whole business to the socialite's husband, she decides that she's bored with Joey anyway, dumping him and the club. Having had a taste of his own medicine, you'd think Joey would head back to the sweet kid who really loves him. Wrong. Some things never change, but you know what? He's still on his feet.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director & choreographer
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Kelly Baum, lighting design
Cast
Bill Hulings, Joey Evans
Siri Vik, Vera Simpson
Shannon Coltrane, Linda English
Wade Hicks, Mike Spears
Chas King, Ludlow Lowell
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Gladys Bumps
Erica Jean, Melba Snyder
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Overture
(1940) Pal Joey Richard Rodgers (m)
 A Great Big Town
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 You Mustn't Kick It Around
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 I Could Write A Book
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Reprise A Great Big Town
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 That Teriffic Rainbow
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 What Is A Man?
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Happy Hunting Horn
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Bewitched
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Pal Joey (What Do I Care For A Dame?)
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Ballet
(1940) Pal Joey Richard Rodgers (m)
ACT II
 Entr' Acte
(1940) Pal Joey Richard Rodgers (m)
 The Flower Garden of My Heart
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Zip
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Plant You Now, Dig You Later
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Den of Iniquity
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Do It The Hard Way
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Take Him
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Reprise Bewitched
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Change of Scene
(1940) Pal Joey Richard Rodgers (m)
 Reprise I Could Write A Book
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)


Associate Events
Friday Jun 17
6:00 pmPre-Show Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
Pal Joey Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
C20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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Shedd Presenting Sponsor