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. The Most Happy Fella is a celebration of love, hope, and the power of second chances.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Cast Size: 10+

Genre: Romance

Setting: 1920s / USA (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, Golden Age, Italy, OperaticRomantic, Solo Composer, Summer, Sung-Through

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