Most Happy in Concert
Songs from Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella
Conceived and directed by Daniel Fish
Music arrangements by Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci
Vocal arrangements by Nathan Koci and Daniel Fish
Orchestrations by Daniel Kluger
Featuring Mikaela Bennett, Tina Fabrique, Jules Latimer, April Matthis, Erin Markey, Mallory Portnoy, Mary Testa, and The Resonance Ensemble Jazz Orchestra
Frank Loesser’s masterpiece, The Most Happy Fella, is a gorgeous meditation on our longing for human connection, made only more poignant by the isolation of the past year.
Most Happy, originally developed as a full production for SummerScape 2020, is now presented as a concert version under the summer sunset.
Loesser’s lyrical score is performed by seven female and non-binary voices backed by thirteen musicians. Most Happy is conceived by director Daniel Fish, along with Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci—his musical collaborators from the Tony Award-winning Bard SummerScape production of Oklahoma!—giving audiences a new way to experience the songs of an American musical treasure.
Commissioning support for the orchestrations provided by Jenny Gersten.
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