The story of “THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS” inspired a classic film musical (starring Bob Hope and James Cagney), and then later also a TV special (starring Eddie Foy Jr. and the Osmonds). Now ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa has adapted this heart-warming saga for the stage, portraying a master entertainer, struggling to keep his family together after the death of his wife.
Eddie Foy was a beloved song-and-dance comedian, and he was also a bit of a rogue. For the most part, he left the responsibilities of parenting to his wife. But when his wife died, he took their seven high-spirited children on the road with him. They created a family act–“Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys”–that became the top family act of the era, an American institution.
“The Seven Little Foys” is one of the few musicals in which young people are stars. Audiences and listeners love seeing and hearing children sing and dance. Every member of the cast gets some solo vocal exposure, as well as singing in group numbers. This lively two-act musical comedy mixes oldtime favorites introduced and popularized by Eddie Foy and his family with infectious new originals by Deffaa. The score – rich with sentiment – includes such enduringly popular songs as “Chinatown, My Chinatown,” “Row, Row, Row,” “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland,” “ Shine On, Harvest Moon,” “Some of these Days,” “The International Rag,” and “ Moonlight Bay.” As the theatre critic of Time-Out New York noted: “The audience loved it–singing along, and at times moved to tears.” Both the musical and its cast album (on Original Cast Records) have received glowing reviews. Scott Siegel and Barbara Siegel (TalkinBroadway.com) called the show “a delightful charmer.” Joe Franklin (Bloomberg Radio, WBBR-AM) raved: “I have rarely been so riveted to a stage…. This is what show business is really all about.”
List Price: $14.99 (from us)
Issued by Original Cast Records, Georgetown, Connecticut (MML-0032)
from the Original Cast Album
If I Was A Millionaire (Devon Eddy):
Row, Row Row (Michael Townsend Wright & Jon Peterson):
Daddy, You’ve Been A Mother to Me (Zachary Riopelle):
Musical Moon (Ensemble):
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