The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Apr. 14, 1947

Barefoot Boy with Cheek (book by Max Shulman; music by Sidney Lippman; lyrics by Sylvia Dee; produced by George Abbott) is another of those youthful musical frolics (Too Many Girls, Best Foot Forward) for which Producer Abbott has become famous—and a little fatiguing. This one's locale is the University of Minnesota, and its line-up includes a fraternity run like a clip joint, a lummox of a football star, a pinhead of a society student, a sourball of a professor, a strident campus Communist, and a freshman hero (Billy Redfield) who is mauled by...

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