SUGAR: The Girls in the Band

Book by PETER STONE

Music by JULE STYNE

Lyrics by BOB MERRILL

This Sugar is not organic. It has been so thoroughly processed, refined and filtered that it has lost the natural energy that makes a good musical strong and healthy.

The story line is rather faithfully adapted from the Billy Wilder-I.A.L. Diamond film, Some Like It Hot. Two Depression-era musicians (Robert Morse and Tony Roberts) inadvertently witness the St. Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago. Scurrying for cover, they don women's dress and sign on with an all-girl band headed for Miami. Neither Morse nor Roberts tries to be a female impersonator....

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