The Most Happy Fella

A scene from The Most Happy Fella

2013 Photo by Craig Schwartz for the USC School of Dramatic Arts

Bing Theatre

Music, lyrics and book by Frank Loesser

Based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard

Directed by John Rubinstein

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Composer Frank Loesser scored his greatest artistic triumph with this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story about a middle-aged vintner whose mail-order marriage proposal is accepted under the girl’s mistaken assumption that a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband.