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The working title of this film was Don't Fence Me In. As the opening title cards appear, an offscreen chorus sings "Ladies and gentlemen, Twentieth Century-Fox presents Betty Grable, Macdonald Carey in Meet Me After the Show, baby, meet me after the show." According to a modern source, Cary Grant was originally considered for the male lead, and Betty Grable suggested Dale Robertson for the part of "David Hemingway." On November 11, 1950, Los Angeles Examiner reported that Rod Cameron and John Lund had been cast as Grable's co-stars. Although Hollywood Reporter news items include the following actors and dancers in the cast, their appearance in the completed picture has not been confirmed: Snub Pollard, Bernard Elmore, Joe Evans, Al Klein, George Boyce, Joe Niemeyer, Jess Mendelson, Jack Fisher, Bob Schwartz, Herman Boden, Malcolm Breener, John Weideman, Gordon Hanson, J. C. Tedlie and Frank Radcliffe. Hollywood Reporter news items also announced that Dave Hudkins and his band and Bernie Billing's Dixieland Band had been signed for musical numbers, but their appearance in the released film also has not been confirmed.
Noted dancer Gwen Verdon, who was often credited as Gwyneth Verdon on 1950s CBCS, did not receive an onscreen credit for Meet Me After the Show, but was listed in a program for the final production number, which reads, "Delilah Lee and Dancers with Gwen Verdon." According to a modern source, Metropolitan Opera star Robert Weede served as Macdonald Carey's and Eddie Albert's vocal coach.