Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli.
Based on the novel by Phil Stong and the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II
Set against the colourful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the 1946 annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on winning blue ribbons for best boar and best homemade mincemeat, whilst their daughter and son find both love and heartbreak in the romance of the busy fairground. The Academy Award winning score including such Rodgers and Hammerstein classics as It Might as Well Be Spring and It's a Grand Night for Singing.