Merrily We Roll Along


Writers: George Furth Stephen Sondheim


Act I

  • "Merrily We Roll Along" – Company
  • "That Frank" – Company
  • "Transition 1" – Company
  • "Old Friends/Like It Was" - Mary, Charley
  • "Franklin Shepard, Inc." – Charley
  • "Transition 2" – Company
  • "Old Friends" – Mary, Frank, Charley
  • "Growing Up" – Frank, Gussie
  • "Transition 3" – Company
  • "Not a Day Goes By" – Beth
  • "Now You Know" – Scotty, Mary, Tyler, Charley, Frank, Joe, Jerome, K.T., Company

Act II

  • "Act 2 Opening" – Gussie
  • "It's a Hit" – Joe, Frank, Mary, Beth, Charley
  • "Transition 4" – Company
  • "The Blob" – Gussie, Charley, Frank, Dory, Joe, Company
  • "Growing Up" (Reprise) – Gussie
  • "Good Thing Going" – Charley, Frank
  • "Transition 5" – Company
  • "Bobby and Jackie and Jack" – Charley, Beth, Frank, Pianist
  • "Not a Day Goes By" (Reprise) – Beth, Mary, Frank
  • "Transition 6" – Tyler, Dory
  • "Opening Doors" – Charley, Frank, Mary, Joe, 1st Girl, Beth
  • "Transition 7" – Beth, Frank Jr., Mrs. Spencer
  • "Our Time" – Frank, Charley, Company

There are two songs from the original 1981 Broadway production that do not exist in the current licensed version: “Rich and Happy” (which has been replaced by “That Frank”), and “The Hills of Tomorrow” (which bookended the show in a high school graduation sequence). Additionally, instead of each of the transitions, reprises of “Merrily We Roll Along” marked the transitions from one scene to the next.

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

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