Anyone Can Whistle: Musical Info & Synopsis


Anyone Can Whistle is a satirical musical about a quirky nurse named Fay Apple and a corrupt mayoress who team up to stage a miracle in order to save their bankrupt town. However, when the “miracle” brings unexpected new problems, chaos ensues. The musical explores themes of conformity and individuality while offering a thought-provoking commentary on society’s norms.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Satire

Setting: Fictional

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Arthur Laurents

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1964)➝

Carnegie Hall Concert Cast (1995)➝

First Complete Recording (1997/2020)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1960s, Broken 4th Wall, Female Leads, Narrator, Original, PoliticalSatire

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