Gay's the Word
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  • "Ivor Novello affectionately sends up his own Ruritanian extravagances in this irrestistible backstage musical comedy. Stage star Gay Daventry, bankrupted from the flop of her latest operetta, opens a drama school and finds - after various misadventures - that the one quality needed to get her back in the spotlight is, to name the show's hit song, Vitality!

    Other numbers include If Only He'd Looked My Way (subsequently recorded by Frank Sinatra), Bees Are Buzzin' and the enchanting On Such A Night As This, all combining Novello's melodic talent with Alan Melville's sharp wit."

    Music and book by Ivor Novello, lyrics by Alan Melville.


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