Musical Comedy Takes on Marriage

Notes on the shows

  1. I Married an Angel (I Married an Angel, 1938) -- Rogers and Hart knew what men really want (1960 cover by Johnny Mathis)

  2. When I Marry Mr. Snow (Carousel, 1945) -- both of us will look a little dreamy-eyed

  3. Old Fashioned Wedding (Annie Get Your Gun, 1946) -- don't cross Annie Oakley Ethel Merman

  4. Come to Me, Bend to Me (Brigadoon, 1947) -- beautiful prenup ballad from disappearing Scottish villager

  5. Marry the Man Today (Guys and Dolls, 1950) -- and re-engineer him afterwards

  6. Get Me to the Church on Time (My Fair Lady, 1956) -- a philanderer tries to reform ... for one day at least

  7. One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story, 1957) -- a dress shop can be a wedding chapel

  8. Don't Marry Me (Flower Drum Song, 1958) -- he eats lychee nuts and cookies in bed

  9. If Mama Was Married (Gypsy, 1959) -- how to retire your stage-door mother

  10. Every Girl Wants to Get Married / There's a Room in My House (A Family Affair, 1962) -- oy weddings are such a headache

  11. His Love Makes Me Beautiful (Funny Girl, 1964 but really 1921) -- Fanny Brice is a walking illustration of his adoration

  12. Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Fiddler on the Roof, 1964) -- he's handsome, he's tall ... that is from side to side

  13. All the Dearly Deloved/Together Forever/I Do! I Do! (I Do, I Do, 1966) -- broadway stars pretend to be hetero-happy

  14. Married (Cabaret, 1966) -- please don't give in to the Nazis, Fraulein Schneider!

  15. I'm Not Getting Married (Company, 1970) -- cold feet and major craziness

  16. Marry Me a Little (Company - alt, 1970) -- because I'm really mostly bisexual

  17. I Can Hear the Bells (Hairspray, 2002) -- marry a TV heartthrob, in your dreams

  18. It's Your Wedding Day (Wedding Singer, 2006) -- Jersey, 1985 ... enough said

  19. Wedding Dream (Marry Me!, 2009) -- straight guys can now get married ... to each other