Minnie's Boys

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  8w, 16m

Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx, Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Book by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    8w, 16m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences


The madcap Marx Brothers musical. A touching, song-filled celebration of the origins of these show-business legends and gutsy, tender, matriarch Minnie Marx, the extraordinary woman who gave birth to a generation of laughter in the form of the maddest, merriest quintet that ever drove a mother-and then the world-wild. This is their story—and Minnie's as well. "Mama a Rainbow," "Rich Is," "They Give Me Love" and the title song are just a few of the catchy, Broadway-style melodies in this hummable score from the composer of Goodtime Charley and Snoopy.
Minnie's Boys was first presented on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in March 1970. It was directed by Stanley Prager. 
  • Time Period 1930s
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions



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    Minnie's Boys


Song Samples

Five Growing Boys
Rich Is
The Four Nightingales
Mama, A Rainbow
You Don't Have to Do it for Me
Where Was I When They Passed Out Luck?
You Remind Me of You
They Give Me Love
Minnie's Boys
Be Happy
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Licensing & Materials

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Music Rentals

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1 Piano-Conductor
24 Vocal Books

1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
2 Trumpet 1&2
1 Trombone
1 Percussion 1
1 Percussion 2
1 Bass
1 Piano-Conductor
24 Vocal Books


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Robert Fisher


Arthur Marx

Larry Grossman

Larry Grossman is an award-winning composer, having written for Broadway, television, film, concerts and cabaret. His Broadway credits include: Minnie's Boys (The Marx Brothers Musical), Goodtime Charley, A Doll's Life (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and Grind (Tony and Dra ...
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Hal Hackady

Hal Hackady (1922-2015) was an award-winning American lyricist, librettist, and screenwriter. In addition to writing the lyrics for Snoopy!!! Hal wrote for Broadway, West End, Film and Television. His Broadway credits include Minnie’s Boys, Goodtime Charley, Almost Crazy, Amb ...

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