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    ..... Are you wondering what this means? If by some strange coincidence you were lucky enough to be present at the Ranger Playhouse on August 19th, 1961, that may have been an expression you're expecting to hear.

    As the curtain slowly rose to the overture of "Flower Drum Song", the audiences anxiety for the show to begin greatly increased.  The overture played by Alan Roselle, Richard Roselle, Judy Reiser, Mike Watchtell, Donna Sellinger and Wendy Lustig added that professional touch to the show.

     As Madame Liang, portrayed wonderfully by Ellen Brown, opened the show - the director, Barry Kaplan, as well as the entire audience knew that this was going to be a great hit.

    The father of the Wang Chi Yang family, Chuck Edelman, added to the optimism of the show.  His little adlibbed Chinese jokes definitely help the show to continue smoothly.

    Since Mel Diamond is a typical American teenager, he was a perfect choice for the part of the Americanized Chinese teenager, Wang San.

    His brother, Wang Ta, played well by Richard Helfont was caught between his father's traditions and his love for his girl.

     The next appearance was made by Sammy Fong, a real sharp guy. the cool and out-going manner was portrayed marvelously by Sandy Berman.

    The Part of Madame Fong, the stern mother of Sammy was played very well by Merle Braunstein.

     The Wangs had the responsibility of welcoming their guests Dr. Li, Bobby Paulsen, and his daughter Me Li to their household.  Bobby Paulsen had to part of an elderly man who strived to get the best for his daughter.  His daughter, Myra Hoffman, deserve to get the best at she was a sweet, good natured, naive Chinese girl.  The fantastic job Myra did is certainly worth being praised.

    Me Li's rival for Wang Ta was Linda Low, excellent way played by Sue Friedman.  Her bright and vivacious personality added a special touch to the performance.

    Helen Chao, who at moments Ta turn to for help, was beautifully portrayed by Sandy Kraus.

    The night club scene was one of the spectaculars of the show.  Mike Schoenberg, Linda Low's brother, Elaine Rosell and the dancing ensemble made the scene what it was.

    "Grand Avenue" and "Chop Suey" were to musical numbers not to be forgotten.