The Most Happy Fella: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Most Happy Fella tells the story of Tony Esposito, an Italian vineyard owner in California’s Napa Valley. When Tony falls in love with a young waitress named Rosabella, he proposes to her through a letter. However, she accepts the proposal under the mistaken belief that a photo of Tony’s youthful and attractive foreman is her prospective husband. Things complicate further when Tony is involved in an accident on his way to meet her. The musical explores the power of second chances and the power of love.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Cast Size: 10+

Genre: Romance

Setting: 1920s / California

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Frank Loesser

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1956)➝

Original London Cast (1960)➝

Broadway Cast (1992)➝

Studio Cast (2000)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1950s, Italy, OperaticRomantic, Solo Composer, Summer, Sung-Through

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