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SALLY is the story of a waif who works as a dishwasher at the Alley Inn. She poses as a famous foreign ballerina and eventually gains fame as a Ziegfeld Follies girl. Sally also finds love and the show ends with marriage and happiness ever after. The show’s original star was a real-life Follies girl, and it was produced by Florenz Ziegfeld himself.

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  • A humble dishwasher attends a fancy party pretending to be a ballerina, finding love and a contract with the Ziegfeld Follies.

    Book by Guy Bolton
    Music by Jerome Kern
    Butterfly Ballet Music by Victor Herbert
    Lyrics by Clifford Grey
    Lyrics for Look For The Silver Lining by B.G. DeSylva

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  • Full Orchestration:

    2 Violin I (2 stands minimum)
    1 Violin II (1 stand minimum)
    1 Viola (1 stand minimum)
    1 Cello (1 stand minimum)
    1 Bass

    1 Flute
    1 Oboe
    1 Clarinet I (in Bb and A)
    1 Clarinet II (in Bb and A)
    1 Bassoon

    2 Horns I & II
    1 Trumpet I (in Bb and A)
    1 Trumpet II (in Bb and A)
    1 Trombone

    1 Percussion

  • Rehearsal Materials

    2       Piano/Conductor Scores
    20     Libretto/Vocal Books

  • Sally
    Blair Farquar
    Otis Hooper
    Rosaline Rafferty
    Constantine (“Connie”)
    “Pops” – proprietor of the Elm Tree Inn
    Mrs. Ten Brock
    Jimmie Spelvin
    Sascha Commiski, a violinist
    Richard Farquar

    The original Broadway production had a cast of 39, including chorus and dancers. Some doubling was employed in the minor parts.

  • SALLY opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on December 21, 1920 and played for 561 performances, starring Marilyn Miller in the title role.

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