From the combined talents who created Annie Get Your Gun and The Sound of Music and created for the original “The Hostess with the Mostess’ on the Ball,” Ethel Merman, here is one of the Golden Age of Broadway’s biggest musical comedy hits. All the more timely today, it’s a satire on politics and foreign policy that spoofs America’s penchant for lending billions of dollars to needy countries and centers on Sally Adams, a well-meaning but ill-informed socialite who is appointed United States Ambassador to the fictional European country of Lichtenburg who charms the local gentry and, of course, falls in love.
Featuring the hit songs: “It’s a Lovely Day Today,” “The Best Thing for You (Would Be Me)” and “You’re Just in Love.”
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Christopher Pazdernik