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 The Most Happy Fella 

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser

Directed by Bob Neu

Fridays & Saturdays: October 11, 12, 18, 19 – 7:30 PM

Sundays: October 13 & 20 – 2:00 PM

Talkbacks on October 13 & 18

ASL will be presented on October 12


The Most Happy Fella is everyone's favorite musical they've never seen. For lovers of music theater, the piece is somehow solidly part of our internal repertoire but yet very few of us have actually seen a production - and this is probably because the piece is difficult to cast and produce. It requires strong (almost operatic) voices with great acting skills, and it requires a production that can clearly communicate an epic story that is filled with hope, longing, redemption and love. 

Think lush, gorgeous music with a complex, and moving story-line. Quite like a spicy, oak-aged Chardonnay from the Napa Valley.

“From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance, when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything... until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous's a touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theater.”

 -MTI Shows


Time: 1956
Location: San Francisco and Napa Valley

Act one: 54 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Act two: 1 hour 6 minutes


The Historic Mounds Theatre

1029 Hudson Road

St. Paul, MN 55106


Tickets go on sale August 15, 2019

$50 general 
$45 seniors
$42 MPR members (phone orders only with ID)
$42 students

Online at or call 612-343-3390.


Tony - Bill Marshall

Rosabella - Sarah Lawrence

Joe - Justin Spenner

Cleo - Laurel Armstrong

Herman - Phinehas Bynum

Marie - KrisAnne Weiss


Alexhanna Joson

Shana Eisenberg

Christina Christensen

Trevor Todd

Jeff Erickson

Allesio Tranchell

Creative Team

Creative Team

Carson Rose Schneider

Music Director & Pianist

Robert Neu

Stage Director

Casey Williams

Stage Manager


Samantha Fromm Haddow

Costume Designer

Paul Kovacovic


Jennifer Eckes