The Happy Time: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Happy Time revolves around Jacques, a photographer who returns to his hometown hoping to relive the happy moments of his childhood. After introducing his father and teenage nephew Bibi to a lively dance group, Bibi becomes fascinated by Jacques’ adventurous life and considers dropping out of school to join him. The Happy Time combines humor, heart, and a touch of melancholy, offering an exploration of the passage of time and the pursuit of happiness.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1920s / Canada

Creative Team

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: N. Richard Nash

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1968)➝


Licensing: Dramatic Publishing➝


1960s, Family

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