Sunny

Sunny

Music by Jerome Kern / Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach

Sunny

Sunny

Music by Jerome Kern / Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach

Overview

Sunny is the female star of a circus act in post-World War I England. Trying to escape a forced marriage with the snooty Mr. Wendell-Wendell, she stows away on a ship heading to New York. After many romantic complications involving two war veterans and their fiancées, Sunny eventually finds love (and U.S. citizenship) as the newly-married wife of Jim Deming.

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

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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Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. His father, William, was a theatre manager and for many years director of Hammerstein's Victoria, the most popular vaudeville theatre of its day. His uncle, Arthur Hammerstein, was a successful Broadway producer ...

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Otto Harbach

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