Best Foot Forward: Musical Info & Synopsis


Best Foot Forward follows Bud Hooper, a student at Winsocki Military Academy, who impulsively invites Hollywood actress Gale Joy to be his prom date. What starts as a fan letter turns into a publicity stunt when Gale’s manager sees opportunity in the invitation. As Gale arrives at Winsocki, Bud abandons his date to accompany her, leading to a riot at the prom. Best Foot Forward blends comedy, romance, and Hollywood glamour with a bit of chaos sprinkled on top.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1941)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1940s / USA (Pennsylvania)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane

Book: John Cecil Holm

Cast Albums

Off-Broadway Cast (1963)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1940s, Comedic, Golden Age, High School, Piano-Heavy, School

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