STATE FAIR
STATE FAIR
Duration: 50-70 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credits
 
Music by Richard Rodgers
 
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Book by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli
 
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!
Opening(Our State Fair) It Might As Well Be Spring
Blue Boy Enters
More Than Just a Friend
Isn't It Kinda Fun?
That's the Way It Happens
Reprise: It Might As Well Be Spring
When I Go Out Walking With My Baby
Into Mincemeats
It's a Grand Night for Singing / Change Into Scene 8
It's a Grand Night for Singing - Part 2
All I Owe Ioway
Reprises: Isn't It Kinda Fun? / That's the Way
Abel Frake is a hardworking farmer whose gruff demeanor sometimes hides his caring nature. He takes great pride in his accomplishments, whether his family, his farm or Blue Boy, the hog he has nurtured so lovingly. Because of his pride, he is determined not to lose the bet he has made with Dave Miller. Therefore, seeing to it that Blue Boy wins the competition at the State Fair means everything to him.

Melissa Frake is a hardworking farm woman for whom family comes first. She neither asks for nor expects very much for herself her joy comes from the accomplishments of her family. She is constantly concerned with the wellbeing of her husband and children. When something wonderful actually happens to her winning the blue ribbon for her mincemeat the emotions are so unfamiliar that she really doesn't know how to react.

Margy Frake is a simple farm girl who has just graduated from high school. She's looking to the future, but doesn't know what she wants from life. As she says in the song It Might as well Be Spring, she's “vaguely discontented” and keeps “wishing I were somewhere else,” although she has no idea of where that might be. When she agrees to

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