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The star of this otherwise-forgettable musical was Julie Harris, who is quite a delightful presence here on disc. She sings a few gems including "An Occasional Flight of Fancy", and a reprise of "Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong".
Sharing the stage with Harris was a strong and capable supporting cast including Charles Nelson Reilly (HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and HELLO DOLLY!), Dick O'Neill, Nancy Cushman and Peter Marshall (the original London production of BYE BYE BIRDIE).
The story was in fact based on DREAM GIRL, a play written by Elmer Rice, but the show was so heavily revised during tryouts that the story is quite different. The score by James van Heusen and Sammy Cahn is quite bouncy and tuneful, and the Overture is quite thrilling, too.
All-in-all a great addition to any cast album collection. Highly-recommended.