The Roar of Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd

Director George Costa
Costume Designers George Costa
Bonnie Mertz
Music Director Richard Nelson
Choreographer K.T. Schwartz
Set Designer George Costa
Cocky Jim Calbreath
Sir Dan Letlow
The Black Patricia Booth
The Urchins

A parable disguised as a comic allegory about the class system in England, The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd, a musical by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, failed when it was first staged in London; but on its way to Broadway, it morphed into a depiction of the conflict between Sir, a portentous individual who is always on the winning side, and Cocky, a meek partner and Sir’s foil, who always seems to be on the losing end of the “game” the two incessantly play, and became a smash. Besides sporting one of the longest titles in Broadway’s history, the show also benefited from the popularity of now-familiar tunes like “A Wonderful Day Like Today,” “Where Would You Be Without Me?”, “Who Can I Turn To?” and “Nothing Can Stop Me Now!”


Photos by Eugene’s Salon of Photography