The Happiest Girl in the World: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Happiest Girl in the World is set in Ancient Greece and Sparta, where influenced by the goddess Diana, the women make a bold vow to withhold intimacy from their partners until they agree to cease their ongoing conflicts. However, complications arise when Pluto, Diana’s uncle and ruler of the underworld, attempts to disrupt their plan. The Happiest Girl in the World offers a lighthearted exploration of war, gender dynamics, and the complicated pursuit of peace.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Cast Size: 40+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: BCE / Greece

Creative Team

Music: Jacques Offenbach

Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg

Book: Fred Saidy, Henry Mayers

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1961)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1960s, Classical, Large Cast, OperettaRom-Com, Spring

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