The Story
Lady, Be Good
Music & Lyrics
GEORGE GERSHWIN & IRA GERSHWIN

Book
GUY BOLTON & FRED THOMPSON
Lady, Be Good will send you back in time to the Roaring Twenties, when speakeasies and the Charleston were all the rage. This madcap 1924 musical tells the story of a penniless brother and sister who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment. They resolve to marry for money, but love gets in the way, as it usually does. Before true love wins out, they encounter Mexican gangsters, crooked lawyers, wealthy socialites, and a song-and-dance man possessed by a "Fascinating Rhythm".

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THE STORY

ACT ONE

The brother/sister dance team of Dick and Susie Trevor are so broke that they can't pay the rent and have been evicted from their childhood home. They crash the garden party of wealthy Jo Vanderwater for a free meal. Dick loves Shirley Vernon but is ashamed to pursue her because of his financial situation. Jo is interested in Dick, and it turns out that she was behind the eviction, as a ploy to get his attention. Meanwhile Susie tries to talk herself into liking the affluent Jeff White, but she finds herself falling for Jack, a charming "hobo"; Jack leaves town.

Jack's uncle dies, and he is apparently a millionaire. Lawyer Watty Watkins is looking for Jack Robinson on behalf of his client, the flamboyant Manuel Estrada, who says that his sister married Mr. Robinson in Mexico. Watty offers Susie $50,000 to help him, by pretending to be Robinson's widow, to get the money from the Robinson estate. Meanwhile Dick proposes to Jo, since he thinks he can never afford to court his true love Shirley.


ACT TWO

Dick finally tells Shirley that he loves her, while Watty and Susie (in disguise) execute their plan. Jack finally hears that he has inherited the fortune and returns, still dressed as a hobo. He is amazed to find Susie claiming the money as his "widow". Susie does not know that her Jack is the now-wealthy Mr. Robinson, nor that she is being used by Estrada, whose sister never really married Jack.

In the end, Dick and Shirley are reunited, Jack saves Susie from disgrace by declaring his love, and Jo and Watty pair off happily. All wed happily ever after.

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Direction MARK BROKAW
Choreography RANDY SKINNER
Music Director ROB FISHER
Cast
Dick Trevor DANNY GARDNER
Susie Trevor PATTI MURIN
Josephine Vanderwater JENNIFER LAURA THOMPSON
Shirley Vernon ERIN MACKEY
Jack Robinson COLIN DONNELL
J. Watterson Watkins DOUGLAS SILLS
The Professor TOMMY TUNE
Creative
Direction FELIX EDWARDES
Choreography SAMMY LEE
Scenic Design NORMAN BEL GEDDES
Costume Design KIVIETTE, JENKINS & P. LEONE
Cast
Dick Trevor FRED ASTAIRE
Susie Trevor ADELE ASTAIRE
Josephine Vanderwater JAYNE AUBURN
Shirley Vernon KATHLENE MARTYN
Jack Robinson ALAN EDWARDS
J. Watterson Watkins WALTER CATLETT
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Hang on to MeDick Trevor and Susie Trevor
A Wonderful PartyGuests
End of a StringEnsemble
We're Here BecauseDaisy Parke, Bertie Bassett and Guests
Fascinating RhythmSusie Trevor, Dick Trevor and Jeff
So Am IJack Robinson and Susie Trevor
Oh, Lady be Good!J. Watterson Watkins and Girls


ACT TWO

Weatherman/Rainy Afternoon GirlsEnsemble
The Half of It, Dearie' BluesShirley Vernon and Dick Trevor
JuanitaSusie Trevor and Boys
Leave It to LoveSusie Trevor, Jack Robinson, Shirley Vernon and Dick Trevor
Little Jazz BirdJeff
Insufficient SweetieJeff
Who Takes Care of the Caretaker's Daughter?
It's All the Same to Me
Carnival TimeEnsemble
Swiss MissSusie Trevor and Dick Trevor

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