Plain and Fancy: Musical Info & Synopsis


Plain and Fancy unfolds in the Amish country of Pennsylvania and follows a pair of New Yorkers who, after getting lost, find themselves immersed in the simple life of the community there. As the two outsiders navigate the cultural differences, they also become entwined in romantic relationships. Plain and Fancy offers a lighthearted exploration of cultural diversity, tradition, and finding love in unexpected places.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (Pennsylvania)

Creative Team

Music: Albert Hague

Lyrics: Arnold Horwitt

Book: Joseph Stein, Will Glickman

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1955)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1950s, Comedic, Golden Age, Large Cast, Original

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