Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (musical)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Music Frank Churchill (movie)
Jay Blackton (stage)
Lyrics Larry Morey (movie)
Joe Cook (stage)
Book Joe Cook
Basis Disney's animated film
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a musical with music by Frank Churchill (from the movie) and Jay Blackton, lyrics by Larry Morey (from the movie) and Joe Cook, book by Joe Cook, based on the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


The stage adaptation was originally created at The Muny in St. Louis in 1969 and was repeated there in 1972. After that, a production opened at the Radio City Music Hall on October 18, 1979 and closed November 18, 1979 and closed after 38 performances so Radio City could put on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (went up November 25, 1979 to and closed after 91 performances on January 6, 1980). Snow White re-opened on January 11, 1980, and closed after 68 performances on March 9, 1980, a total of 106 performances. A video recording of one of the shows was briefly available on VHS and Betamax from Walt Disney Home Video in 1981.

Cast and crew

The show was directed and choreographed by Frank Wagner, produced by Robert F. Jani, executive musical director Donald Pippin, scenery by John William Keck, costumes by Frank Spencer, lighting by Ken Billington, conducted by Don Smith, orchestrations by Philip J. Lang, Queen's presentation music arrangement by Ronald Melrose, masks and animal costumes by Joe Stephen, choral arrangements Jay Blackton, Don Pippen, production stage manager Jeff Hamlin, stage manager Neil Miller, and press by Gifford/Wallace, Deborah Morgenthal.


Character Actor
Snow White Mary Jo Salerno
Prince Charming Richard Bowne
The Queen Anne Francine
The Witch Charles Hall
Doc Don Potter
Grumpy Benny Freigh
Happy Richard Day
Bashful Jay Edward Allen
Sneezy Louis Carry
Sleepy Jerry Riley
Dopey Michael E. King
Huntsman Bruce Sherman
The Mirror Charles Hall
The King Thomas Ruisinger
Luna Yolande Bavan
Greta Heidi Coe
Mother Lauren Lipson
Chamberlain David Pursley

Musical Numbers

  • "The Best Plays of 1979-1980". Dodd, Mead & Company, 1980, pp. 367–369. ISBN 0-396-07907-5.
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