Love From Judy
Music by Hugh Martin. Book by Eric Maschwitz and Jean Webster
Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Jack Gray. Choreography by Pauline
Grant; Orchestrations by Phil Green; Musical Director Philip Martell;
Directed by Charles Hickman.
First produced in Coventry in 1951 and later at the Saville Theatre, 25 September, 1952 (594 perfs)
Based on Jean Webster's famous play Daddy Long-Legs this delightful musical contains such numbers as Mardi Gras, It's Better Rich, Daddy Long-Legs, A Touch of Voodoo, Kind to Animals, Ain't Goin' to Marry and Love from Judy.
The story of Judy, a pretty little drudge in a New England orphanage. One day, a visiting trustee becomes interested in Judy and decides to give her a chance. She does not know the name of her benefactor, but simply calls him Daddy Long-Legs, and writes him letters brimming over with fun and affection. From the Home she goes to a fashionable college and there develops the romance that constitutes much of the play's charm.
Jerusha Abbott - Jean Carson
Sadie Kate - Barbara Deeks
Gladiola Murphy - Pixie Murphy
Mamie - Moiya Kelly
Loretta - Heather Lee
Mrs. Lippett - Mary Marvin
Mrs. Grace Pritchard - Linda Gray
Cyrus Wykoff - Vincent Lawson
Senator Parsons - Joss Clewes
Jervis Pendleton - Bill O'Connor
Julia Pendleton - Audrey Freeman
Sally McBride - June Whitfield
Jimmy McBride - Johnny Brandon
Gordon McLintock - William Greene
Butterfly - Adelaide Hall
Mrs. Pendleton - Mary Marvin
Mary Lou Wagner - Jeanette Landis
Wilberforce - James Ansley
Walters - Vincent Lawson
Loulie Jean - Anne Foley
Don Mize - David Karry
Ballet Jervis - Rex Reid
Ballet Judy - Irene Claire
Ballet Magnolia - Francis Pidgeon
Captain Le Valier - Thane Bettany
Dancing Girls; Dancing Boys; Singing Girls; Singing Boys; Dancer Singers; Children.
- OPENING CHORUS - " Mardi Gras "- That's the last day
2a MARDI GRAS EXIT (Chorus) " Mardi Gras" - We've come from Maine and Montana
- SONG (Judy) - " I Never Dream When I'm Asleep " - I
used to be the kind that dreamed most every night
- SONG (Judy) & CHORUS (Orphans) " It's Great to Be an Orphan " - When
the fog lifts we can see the penitentiary
- CLOSE OF SCENE 2
- CHORUS & DANCE - " Goin' Back to School " - Goin'
back to school is the time I dread
- SONG (Sally) & CHORUS (Girls) - " Dumb, Dumb, Dumb " - Just
'cause I'm not a brown or redhead
- OPENING—SCENE 4
- SONG (Grace) - " It's Better Rich " - Decisions, decisions,
she'll have to make decisions
9a JUDY'S ENTRANCE
- JUDY'S INCIDENTAL
- DUET (Judy and Jervis) with CHORUS - " Daddy Long-Legs " - I've
had nothing to fear
- DUET (Judy and Jervis) with CHORUS - " Love from Judy " Love
from Judy means Judy loves me
- DUET (Butterfly and Jimmy) & CHORUS (Men) - " A Touch of
Voodoo " - If you have found your luck with the ladies
- COLLEGE MUSIC
- DANCE (Julia and Four Dancers) " Skipping Rope Hornpipe "
15a EXIT MUSIC
- SONG (Sally) with CHORUS - " Here We Are " - I was
afraid from the start
- SONG (Judy) & CHORUS - " Go and Get Your Old Banjo " - Have
you ever felt life's made you a joker?
FINALE ACT I
19a REPRISE (Solo voice and Chorus) - " Here We Are "
- REPRISE (Grace) with CHORUS - " Here We Are "
- SONG (Butterfly) - " Kind to Animals " - You love
ev'ry kitty, that roams around the city
- CONCERTED NUMBER (Sally, Jimmy, Butterfly, Wilberforce and Chorus)
- " Ain't Gonna Marry " When you go a-courting
- SONG ( Jervis) - " My True Love " - Yesterday I saw
- with 23
- REPRISE (Butterfly) - " Ain't Gonna Marry "
- DUET & DANCE (Jimmy and Julia) - " What Do I see in You " I
like to speak in whispers
26a REPRISE ( Judy) - " I never dream when I'm awake "
- FINAL SCENE, ACT 2 (Jervis, with Chorus, off-stage) - " Love
from Judy "
- FINALE. CHORUS & DANCE (with Solos Jervis and Judy)
- REPRISE. (Full Company) - " Ain't Gonna Marry "
- REPRISE. (Full Company) - " Love from Judy "
- PLAY-OUT. (Full Company)
Press notices following the London production:
- "Fast and entertaining. One of London's best."
- "Think of a word like zing. Add to it pep, push and bounce ...
- "There was such a storm of applause..."
- "The neatest show of its kind I can remember"
Scenes and Settings
Scene 1. New Orleans, Mardi Gras, 1903
Scene 2. The John Grier Home
Scene 3. A Railway Station, some weeks later
Scene 4. Fergusson Ladies' College, some months later Scene 5. Under the Magnolia
Scene 6. The Campus
Scene 7. Lock Willow Farm, Summer
Scene 8. The Porch at Lock Willow Farm, Autumn
Scene 9. Nightmare
Scene 10. Jervis Pendleton's Study
Scene 11. Finale
Conductor's Score, Lead Violin, 2nd Violin, 3rd Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, 1st Clarinet, 2nd Clarinet, 1st Trumpet, 2nd Trumpet, 3rd Trumpet, 1st Trombone, 2nd Trombone, Percussion, Harp, Piano