Leave It To Jane

Leave It To Jane

Leave It To Jane

Leave It To Jane

Overview

Leave It To Jane is a charming, intimate satire on college life in a Mid-Western town early in the 20th century. Jane, the daughter of the president of Atwater College uses the tricks of a siren to keep the college star half-back Billy Bolton from transferring to a rival college. Jane’s seductive ways are sufficiently alluring, not only to keep Billy at Atwater but also to win him for herself.

Song samples provided courtesy of DRG Records and Universal Polygram.

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Guy Bolton

Guy Bolton (1884-1979) was born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England, on November 23, 1884. Bolton famously collaborated with Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse on a series of buoyant musicals for the 299-seat Princess Theatre, including Have A Heart; Oh, Boy!; Leave It To Jane; ...

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P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) and Guy Bolton (1884-1979) were both born in England. They were introduced by Jerome Kern, and he suggested they all work together. They did, tirelessly, and in the beginning of their collaboration wrote nearly one show per month: the famed Princess ...

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Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) composed his first complete show, The Red Petticoat, in 1912. Between 1915 and 1919, he composed a series of intimate chamber musicals, mostly in collaboration with Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, known as the Princess Theatre shows. These works — Very ...

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George Ade

George Ade was born in Kentland, the second youngest of seven children raised by John and Adaline (Bush) Ade. Lacking enthusiasm for manual labor, especially farming, the young Ade could usually be found with his nose buried in a book. An 1887 graduate of Purdue University, w ...
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