Ms Channing plays the role of dizzy flapper Lorelei Lee to perfection and is ideally-parterned by Yvonne Adair as sidekick Dorothy.
Interestingly, Ms Channing sings most of her songs without her trademark "grate". She occasionally slips into her raspy tone during "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend", but her "Just a Little Girl from Little Rock" is a crisp, clean delivery (this was a good decade before starring in HELLO, DOLLY!).
Yvonne Adair has a lovely singing-voice, used to best advantage in Dorothy's main big number "I Love What I'm Doin'". There are also great numbers like "I'm Atingle, I'm Aglow", "Maimie is Mimi", "You Say You Care" and "Homesick Blues" that never made it to the splashy Marilyn Monroe/Jane Russell movie (that was entirely different than the stage show, but just as delightful).
The cast also features Alice Pearce (best-known to musical-buffs as Lucy Schmeeler "girl of mystery" in ON THE TOWN), Jack McCauley, Eric Brotherson, George S. Irving and Reta Shaw.
Later followed by a rather-predictable 1995 Broadway revival starring K.T. Sullivan and Karen Prunzik.
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