Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin, John Cecil Holm

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin, John Cecil Holm

Overview

On a lark, Bud Hooper asks his idol, a Hollywood actress, to come to Philadelphia to be his partner at a school dance, and she accepts — for publicity reasons. The celebrity’s arrival at Winsocki Military Academy causes much excitement, and Bud abandons his girlfriend Helen Schlessinger to accompany the star to the ball. Out of jealousy, Helen damages the actress’s sash during the dance, and when other students see a chance to get a celebrity souvenir, chaos ensues. The school regards the incident as a scandal, and Bud faces potential expulsion, but of course all problems are resolved for a happy ending. The score includes the rousing "Buckle Down, Winsocki."

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Details

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Ralph Blane

Ralph Blane (1914-1995) met Hugh Martin in 1938, appearing in Hooray for What? They formed a quartet, “The Martins,” featured in Irving Berlin’s Louisiana Purchase, on Fred Allen’s radio series and with Judy Garland when she made a personal appearance with the premiere of The ...

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Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin (1914-2011) was an American musical theater and film composer, arranger, vocal coach and playwright. He was best known for his score for the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs: "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Son ...

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John Cecil Holm

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