The Girl Friend: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Girl Friend follows the story of a young cyclist who trains tirelessly on his dairy farm, using a unique method involving a wheel connected to a butter churn. Hoping to impress the daughter of a famous cyclist, he enters a tough six-day bike race. The Girl Friend transports audiences to the 1920s, exploring themes of romance, sportsmanship, and triumph against adversity.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1926)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1920s / USA (New York)

Creative Team

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Book: Herbert Fields

Cast Albums

Original UK Cast (1987)➝


1920s, Feel-GoodObscureOriginalRom-Com

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