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Happy Days - A New Musical (Full Length Version) - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Happy Days - A New Musical (Full Length Version)

Garry Marshall, Paul Williams

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

10m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573698293

Book by Garry Marshall
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams

"If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, HAPPY DAYS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!" - New York Daily News

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Full Length Musical


Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1950s


Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes


Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures television series, Happy Days, A New Musical reintroduces one of America's best loved families, the Cunninghams -- yes, Howard, Marion and Joanie are here too -- to a whole new generation of kids and parents.

The famed drive-in malt shop and number one hangout, Arnold's, is in danger of demolition. So the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. Even Pinky Tuscadero, Fonzie's childhood sweetheart, returns to help and -- lo and behold! -- they rekindle their old flame.

Happy Days, A New Musical, with amazing music from Oscar-winner Paul Williams and a book by the TV series original creator Garry Marshall, is perfect for regional theatres to perform. High schools can also perform the show with any number of cast members they wish. This show is so versatile it can be done with a full orchestra or just a piano! Return to the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin' fun. This perfectly family friendly musical will have you rockin' and rollin' all week long!

"If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, HAPPY DAYS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!" - New York Daily News

"A family show... and it brings back a cast of characters loved by millions of fans." - TalkingBroadway.com

"A real crowd pleaser!" - Hollywood Reporter

Listen to a Sample of the Samphony Tracks for HAPPY DAYS here:

Sample Track



10m, 7f


Expandable casting, Features Teens, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli – the King of Cool. Sexy, funny and loaded with charisma. Older than the other kids. 
Richie Cunningham – High School student, Fonzie's best friend, All-American, honest and reliable. 
Howard Cunningham – Richie's dad, the quintessential Midwestern head of household. A man in his 40's who is also in the local order of Leopards. 
Charles "Chachi" Arcola – Fonzie's cousin who tries to be just like him. Probably 15-16 and he likes Joanie. Plays with a yo-yo. 
Pinky Tuscadero – Fonzie's love interest, sexy, confident, tough and a body to die for. Motorcycle daredevil. (no motorcycle riding in the show, though) 
Marion Cunningham – Richie's mom, warm, naïve and wise. She is in her 40's. 
Joanie Cunningham – Richie's younger sister, 15-16 years old, lovable, precocious and has a big crush on Chachi. Twirls a baton. 
Lori Beth Allen - Sweet, lovely, "girl next door" type. Richie's girlfriend, high school student. 
Ralph Malph – High school buddy of Richie's. He is the class clown. 
Warren "Potsie" Webber – Richie's high school buddy, not very cool but tries hard to be. He is a little bit of a nerd. 
Pinkette Lola – backup singer/dancer for Pinky Tuscadero. 
Pinkette Tina - backup singer/dancer for Pinky Tuscadero. 
Bully/Ensemble - big tough guy 
Leopard Manny Moon/Ensemble - Howard's Leopard Lodge brother and principal of the high school 
Myron "Count" Malachi/Ensemble - one-half of The Malachi Brothers, Fonzie's nemesis, greaser type, overly dramatic, in his 20's. As Count, he does show fancy wrestling moves. 
Elvis/Ensemble – Elvis Presley circa late 50's. 
Leopard Mac Gates/Ensemble - Howard's Leopard Lodge brother 
Jumpy Malachi/Ensemble - other one-half of The Malachi Brothers, filled with nervous energy, greaser type, in his 20's. As Jumpy, he does show fancy wrestling moves. 
James Dean/Ensemble - the 1950's movie icon 
Arnold Delvecchio/Ensemble – A man in his 50's, owner of Arnold's Malt Shop, member of the Leopard Lodge. 
Ensemble Boys – dancers/singers to play teenagers, rebels, etc. 
Ensemble Men – Dancers/signers to play adult men and parents 
Nerd Girl – nerd daughter of Principal Moon. 
Ensemble girls/ladies – dancers/singers to play teenagers as well as Car Hop & Calendar Girls 
Car Hop Girls – young ladies who can dance on roller skates. Proficiency on roller skates a must. 
Calendar Girls – Teenage girls to adolescent ladies who can act sexy. May do the splits. 
Ensemble Women – Dancers/singers to play adult women and parents 
Rental Materials







1 Keyboard 1/Conductor Score
20 Vocal Chorus Books

Reed (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax)

SFTracks Available (Additional Fee)
Song Samples

Sample of Samphony Tracks for Happy Days


The Thing About Girls

Romeo Midnight

Leopards Are We / The Plaque

The Pink's In Town

What I Dreamed Last Night

Message in the Music

Maybe It's Time to Move On


Legend in Leather

"Aaaay" mless


What I Dreamed Last Night (Reprise)

Guys Like Us

Hot Love

Welcome to Wisconsin

Dancing On the Moon

Ordinary Hero


Paul Williams' interview for Dave's Gone By

Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall

(1934 - 2016) Garry was a veteran producer, director and writer of film, television, and theater. After graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he went on to create, write, and produce some of television’s most beloved situation comedies, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and The Odd Couple. Marshall was passionate about live theater. His play ... view full profile

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President and Chairman of the Board of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, (ASCAP). “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “You and Me Against the World,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” “I Won’t Last a Day Without You,” and “Let Me Be The One” are among his timeless standards. His ... view full profile

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