Flying Colors (musical)

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Flying Colors
Original Sheet Music
Music Arthur Schwartz
Howard Dietz
Lyrics Arthur Schwartz
Howard Dietz
Book Arthur Schwartz
Howard Dietz
George S. Kaufman
Corey Ford
Charles Sherman
Productions 1932 Broadway

Flying Colors is a musical revue with a book, lyrics, and music by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz and sketch contributions by George S. Kaufman, Corey Ford, and Charles Sherman.

The Broadway production opened on September 15, 1932 at the Imperial Theatre, closing on January 25, 1933, after 188 performances.

Directed by Dietz and choreographed by Albertina Rasch, the cast included Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, Imogene Coca, Larry Adler, Charles Butterworth, Tamara Geva, and Buddy and Vilma Ebsen.


Act 1
  • "Lost in a Crowd" (written in collaboration with Charles Sherman)
  • "Sister Act"
  • "Service"
  • "Fatal Fascination"
  • "All's Well"
  • "Two-Faced Woman"
  • "Alone Together" - Clifton Webb and Tamara Geva
  • "Louisiana Hayride" - Clifton Webb and Tamara Geva
Act 2
  • "On the American Plan" (written in collaboration with George S. Kaufman)
  • "A Rainy Day"
  • "My Heart Is Part of You"
  • "Butlers"
  • "Day after Day"
  • "A Shine on Your Shoes" - Vilma and Buddy Ebsen, Monnette Moore, Larry Adler
  • "It Was Never Like This"
  • "Mother Told Me So"
  • "A Christmas Card"
  • "Now That the Party Is Over"
  • "Just Around the Corner"
  • "Smokin' Reefers"


Special effects[edit]

For the first act finale, "Louisiana Hayride", the designer Norman Bel Geddes used a movie film to give "focal depth to a fluid and enrapturing vista."[2]


  1. ^ Jasen, David A. Tin Pan Alley:an encyclopedia of the golden age of American song, (2003), Taylor & Francis, ISBN 0-415-93877-5, p. 359
  2. ^ Atkinson, Brooks. "Flying the Band Wagon Colors", The New York Times, October 9, 1932, p. X1

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