Texas, Li’l Darlin’: Musical Info & Synopsis


Texas, Li’l Darlin’ centers on the character of Harvey Small, an editor reeling from the GOP’s defeat in 1948. Determined to find a candidate to rejuvenate the party’s image, Small sends his top scout, Brewster Ames II, to Texas. There, Brewster discovers Hominy Smith, a patriotic figure whose campaign slogan is simply “Texas, Li’l Darlin’.” Texas, Li’l Darlin’ is a golden age musical that touches on themes of politics, leadership, and democracy.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1949)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1940s / USA (NYC, Texas)

Creative Team

Music: Robert Emmett Dolan

Lyrics: Johnny Mercer

Book: John Whedon, Sam Moore

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1949)➝


1940s, Country, Golden Age, Large Cast, Obscure, Politics

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