Featured roles in the July 1973 Wolf Trap Company’s production of Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella were sung by guest artists including William Chapman, Jerry Lanning, Rita Gardner, Pamela Myers, James Tushar and Muriel Greenspon. Anton Coppola conducted.
Young artists sang supporting and ensemble roles, including Chris Merritt as Jake and Neil Rosenshein as Ciccio.
I haven’t laid my hands on any production photos, but as you can see from the pictures below, there must have been some rehearsals (or at least a photo op or two…) in the woods behind the Filene Center.
I was in this production! I have slides (yes, slides!) of a lot of us cast members mainly in our dressing rooms preparing for one of the performances. If you’d like copies, email me and I will see about getting them transferred to a digital format.