Bloomer Girl

Bloomer Girl

E. Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen, Sig Herzig, Fred Saidy, Dan James, Lilith James

Bloomer Girl

Bloomer Girl

E. Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen, Sig Herzig, Fred Saidy, Dan James, Lilith James

Overview

Set during the Civil War in the small Eastern manufacturing town of Cicero Falls, Bloomer Girl is the story of the rebellious Evalina Applegate, an abolitionist who falls in love with a Kentucky slave holder. The original production included a Civil War Ballet choreographed by Agnes De Mille. Musical numbers include: "When the Boys Come Home," "Evalina," "Right as the Rain," "The Eagle and Me," and "Sunday in Cicero Falls."

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Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: American Civil War Era
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

E. Y. Harburg

One of America’s greatest lyricists for stage and screen, Yip Harburg (1896-1981) was the son of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants and attended CCNY. Also a book writer (usually with Fred Saidy), director, and poet, Harburg wrote lyrics for more than 550 songs, including “It’s O ...

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Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen (1905-1986) wrote some of the greatest hits from the 30's and 40's, including the entire score to the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. Songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy,” “Stormy Weather,” “It's Only a Paper Moon,” “I've Got the World on a String” and “ ...

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Sig Herzig

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Fred Saidy

Dan James

DAN JAMES and his wife LILITH JAMES wrote the book for Bloomer Girl in 1944 before spending the next two decades as volunteers in the barrios of East L.A.  Before that, Dan James was a co-director of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. Both he and his wife Lilith were calle ...

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Lilith James

DAN JAMES and his wife LILITH JAMES wrote the book for Bloomer Girl in 1944 before spending the next two decades as volunteers in the barrios of East L.A.  Before that, Dan James was a co-director of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. Both he and his wife Lilith were calle ...

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