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No, No, Nanette

No, No, Nanette is a musical comedy with lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach, music by Vincent Youmans, and a book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel, based on Mandel's 1919 Broadway play My Lady Friends. The farcical story involves three couples who find themselves together at a cottage in Atlantic City in the midst of a blackmail scheme, focusing on a young, fun-loving Manhattan heiress who naughtily runs off for a weekend, leaving her unhappy fiancÚ. Its songs include the well-known "Tea for Two" and "I Want to Be Happy".

During its 1924 pre-Broadway tour, No, No, Nanette became a hit in Chicago, and the production stayed there for over a year. In 1925, the show opened both on Broadway and in the West End, running 321 and 665 performances respectively. Film versions and revivals followed. A popular 1971 Broadway revival, with a book adapted by Burt Shevelove, led to the piece becoming a favorite of school and community groups for a time.

A popular myth held that the show was financed by selling baseball superstar Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, resulting in the "Curse of the Bambino." However, it was My Lady Friends, rather than No, No, Nanette, that was directly financed by the Ruth sale.

Music By - Vincent Youmans | Lyrics By - Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach | Stage Date - 1919


Sally K. Albrecht : I Want to Be Happy : Showtrax CD : 038081527895  : 00-46410

Sally K. Albrecht : I Want to Be Happy

This effervescent number from the 1924 musical No, No, Nanette is a real crowd-pleaser! The melody is introduced by the entire group, then a bubbly counterline adds to the fun. A slower verse section (with optional solos) offers contrast. Choreography suggestions included!

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5925p | Showtrax CD | $29.95
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I Want to Be Happy : 3-Part Mixed : 0 : No, No, Nanette : Showtrax CD : 00-46408 : 038081527871

I Want to Be Happy

This effervescent number from the 1924 musical No, No, Nanette is a real crowd-pleaser! The melody is introduced by the entire group, then a bubbly counterline adds to the fun. A slower verse section (with optional solos) offers contrast. Choreography suggestions included!

Lyricist: Irving Caesar and Otto Ha | Musical: No, No, Nanette

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46408 | Showtrax CD Available


I Want to Be Happy : 2-Part : 0 : No, No, Nanette : Sheet Music : 00-46409 : 038081527888

I Want to Be Happy

This effervescent number from the 1924 musical No, No, Nanette is a real crowd-pleaser! The melody is introduced by the entire group, then a bubbly counterline adds to the fun. A slower verse section (with optional solos) offers contrast. Choreography suggestions included!

Lyricist: Irving Caesar and Otto Ha | Musical: No, No, Nanette

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46409 | Showtrax CD Available


I Want to Be Happy : 2-Part : 0 : No, No, Nanette : Sheet Music : 00-CHM04032 : 654979078562

I Want to Be Happy

From the Broadway classic No, No Nanette comes this delightfully "happy" selection. It's easy and fun to sing and sure to be a real crowd pleaser. From our Spotlight on Kids series for younger choirs.

Lyricist: Irving Caesar and Otto Ha | Musical: No, No, Nanette

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM04032 | Showtrax CD Available


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