Directed by Deborah Jones

March 8, 9, 10 (2:00PM Matinee), 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, and 24.

“An ebullient musical comedy […] It rejoices in good taste as well as high spirits.” – New York Daily News. Old Hobson is an exasperated, penny-pinching bootmaker
with three eligible daughters, but the eldest, Maggie, is his most valuable business asset. Just when it seems life and love have passed her by, the wise and
winning Maggie rebels and sets up her own shop, taking her father’s best bootmaker, Will Mossop, along with her. The transformation of this humble chap,
as well as Maggie’s blossoming, is a touching, comic delight. Walking Happy is based on the play Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse. The music
is by James Van Heusen and the lyrics by Sammy Cahn.


Friday, January 12th, 7:00-9:00PM

Saturday, January 13th, 9:00AM-Noon

Auditions will be held on Friday, January 12 (7:00-9:00PM)
and Saturday, January 13 (9:00AM-NOON) at Howells Opera House in Oakley. Those sixteen years old and older are invited to audition. There are fourteen men parts and seven women parts.

Please be prepared to sing a short musical number with your own accompaniment (accompanist, cd, etc.). You will be asked to read from a provided script and may be asked to learn a short dance.