Kander & Ebb’s The Happy Time: 50th Anniversary Concert, Starring Michael Rupert
April 19, 2018
To commemorate its 50th anniversary of opening night on Broadway, Feinstein’s/54 Below is bringing back one of musical theater’s most romantic scores, The Happy Time.
Join Broadway veteran, and original cast member, Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, as he takes audiences back to 1968 to rediscover one of the greatest scores from one of Broadway’s most accomplished teams, Tony Award winners John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret).
Jacques, a world-roving photographer, returns to his French-Canadian village hoping to recover the happy time of his childhood. His nephew, fascinated by his uncle’s world, proposes to drop out of school and become his assistant. When Jacques is confronted with this new responsibility, he begins to question his own life choices.
The Happy Time features such great songs as “I Don’t Remember You,” “Walking Among My Yesterdays,” “A Certain Girl,” and many more!
Iris Beaumier (Marvelous Wonderettes, Ragtime)
Jim Brochu (Zero Hour – Drama Desk Award)
Mary Callanan (Bandstand, The Bridges of Madison County)
Catherine DeLuce (A Christmas Carol National Tour, Peace, Love & Cupcakes)
Alex Dorf (Newsies, Mamma Mia!)
Asher Dubin (The Body Politic, The Babies)
Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George, Bonnie and Clyde)
Debbie Gravitte (Tony Award winner for Jerome Robbins Broadway, Chicago)
Will Hutcheson (Next to Normal, The Music Man)
Kara Lindsay (Newsies, Wicked)
Peyton Lusk (Falsettos, Bar Mitzvah Boy)
Jesse Markowitz (Avenue Q, Hello Dolly)
Janet Metz (Fiddler on the Roof, Once Upon a Mattress)
Lethabo Mofomme (Echo, Nine)
Paris Alexander Nesbitt (The Book of Mormon)
Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon, Legally Blonde)
Michael Rupert (Tony Award winner for Sweet Charity, Pippin, Legally Blonde)
AJ Shively (Bright Star, La Cage Aux Folles)
Cecelia Ticktin (Kiss Me Kate, Lead singer of “Jasper and the Kids”)
Ryan Vona (Paramour, Once)
Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along, She Loves Me)
Karen Ziemba (Tony Award winner for Contact)
Directed by Michael Rupert
Music Direction by Eugene Gwozdz
Produced by Robert W Schneider