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Do Re Mi


A Musical in 2 Acts, 16 Scenes. Book by Carson Kanin. (Based on his novel of the same name.) Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

St. James Theatre, New York - 26th December, 1960 - 24th July. 19th August, 1961 for a 1 month vacation. Transferred 25th December, 1961 to the 54th Street Theatre, and closed 13th January, 1962 (400 perfs).

Prince of Wales Theatre, London - 12th October, 1961 (169 Perfs)


Hubie Cram is "a loser endlessly scheming to win big." His long-suffering patient wife Kay urges him to "Take a Job," while he plots. He finds three pals, Fatso O'Rear, Brains Berman and Skin Demopoulos, and they scheme to enter the juke-box business.

Soon they have 300 juke-boxes, which they plan on selling to John Henry Wheeler, a record producer. Hubie discovers a naive singer, Tilda Mullen, and they plan their future. At a fancy nightclub Hubie explains, and demonstrates, gangster's behaviour that he learned from watching the Late Late Show. Kay compares her abandoned comfortable existence with the insecurity of life with Hubie. Tilda and Wheeler fall in love. In the end Hubie realizes that he has nothing except a wonderful marriage.

Musical Numbers


  1. Waiting, Waiting - Kay
  2. All You Need Is a Quarter- The Swinger, A Swinger, 3rd Swinger
  3. Take a Job - Hubie, Kay
  4. The Juke Box Hop (dance) - Fatso's Customers
  5. It's Legitimate - Hubie, Fatso, Brains, Skin, The Loaders
  6. I Know About Love - John Henry
  7. The Auditions - Marsha, Lou, The Swinger
  8. Cry Like the Wind - Tilde
  9. Ambition - Hubie, Tilde
  10. Success - Tilda Mullen Fans, Tilde, Hubie, Fatso, Brains, Skin
  11. Fireworks - Tilde, John Henry
  12. What's New at the Zoo - Tilde, the Animal Girls
  13. Asking for You - John Henry
  14. The Late, Late Show - Hubie


  1. Adventure - Hubie, Kay
  2. Make Someone Happy - John Henry, Tilde
  3. The Juke Box Twist.
  4. Don't Be Afraid of a Teardrop - Hubie, Fatso, Brains, Skin
  5. The Juke Box Trouble (dance) - Moe, Cohorts, Company
  6. V.I.P. - The Public, Hubie
  7. All of My Life - Hubie
  8. Finale - Hubie, Kay, Company

CAST (in order of appearance):

  • The Casa Girl
  • The Dance Team
  • Kay Cram
  • Hubert Cram (Hubie
  • Waiter
  • John Henry Wheeler
  • The Swingers
  • Headwaiter
  • Fatso O'Rear
  • Skin Demopoulos
  • Brains Berman
  • Thelma Berman
  • Interviewer
  • Photographer
  • Wheeler's Secretaries
  • James Russell Lowell IV
  • Sumo Student:
  • Tilda Mullen:
  • WoIfie
  • Marsha
  • Lou
  • Gretchen
  • Recording Engineer
  • Maitre D'
  • Animal Girls
  • Moe Shtarker
  • Commentators
  • Senator Rogers
  • Senator Redfield
  • Chief Counsel
  • Fatso's Lawyer
  • Brain's Lawyer
  • The Public


Scenes and Settings

Act 1

Act 2