OH, CAPTAIN! is based on the 1953 film The Captain’s Paradise, set in London and Paris.
An English sea captain sails from Surrey to Paris every week, keeping a wife in England and a mistress in Paris, in the musical adaptation of the 1953 film The Captain’s Paradise.
Book by Al Morgan and José Ferrer
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Based on “Captain’s Paradise” by Alec Coppel
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Instrumentation: 19 Parts
2 Violin AC
1 Violin BD
1 Reed I: Clarinet, Alto Sax, Flute & Piccolo
1 Reed II: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe & English Horn
1 Reed III: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe & English Horn
1 Reed IV: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe & English Horn
1 Reed V: Clarinet, Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet
2 Trumpet I & II
1 Trumpet III
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Trombone III
2 Piano/Conductor Scores
20 Libretto/Vocal Books
(in order of appearance)
Captain Henry St. James
Mrs. Maud St. James
The Crew, S. S. Paradise
English Townspeople, Dockworkers, Tourists, Parisians
OH, CAPTAIN! opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre, February 4, 1958 and played for 192 performances starring Tony Randall as Captain Henry St. James, Abbe Lane, Susan Johnson, Jacquelyn McKeever, Edward Platt, Paul Valentine and featuring the ballerina Alexandra Danilova.
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