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The Great Waltz

Cover to Original Drury Lane Cast

A musical play in 2 acts, 11 scenes. Music adaptation by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Robert Wright and George Forrest : Lyrics by Wright & Forrest. Additional lyrics byForman Brown : Book by Jerome Chodorov, based on the version by Moss Hart & Milton Lazarus as produced by Edwin Lester for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Civic Light Opera Associations. See also Waltzes From Vienna.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - 9 July, 1970 (600 perfs)


Set in Vienna in the spring-time, featuring a conflict between a father and his son, laced with overtures of romance; and though it all a score comprising some of the most loved waltzes ever writeen by the father and son on whose lives the plot is based, and who are truly regarded as the greatest waltz composers of all time. Among a host of tunes, this show contains both "The Radetzky March" and, of course, "The Blue Danube".

CAST: Male - 10; Female - 6; plus dancers and chorus

Musical Numbers:

Original Production (as Waltzes from Vienna)

  1. Radetsky March - The Brass Band
  2. Morning - Therese
  3. Look Before You Leap - Therese and Leopold
  4. You Are My Songs - Therese, Johann Strauss jnr. and ensemble
  5. Love Will Find You - Therese and Leopold
  6. On Love Alone - Ensemble, Ballet
  7. Like a Star in the Sky - Countess Olga and Johann Strauss jnr
  8. With All My Heart - Therese
  9. Night - Ensemble
  10. Ballet - Corps de ballet
  11. Love's Never Lost - Countess Olga, Leopold and Captain Boris
  12. We Love You Still - Countess Olga
  13. While You Love Me - Therese and Johann Strauss jnr.
  14. Love and War - Leopold and Ensemble
  15. Quadrille - Ensemble
  16. The Blue Danube (Danube So Blue) - Therese and the entire company

London Production (as The Great Waltz)

  1. Overture - Orchestra
  2. A Waltz With Wings
  3. I'm In Love With Vienna
  4. My Philosophy of Life
  5. Love and Gingerbread
  6. Teeter-Totter Me
  7. Where Would I Be?
  8. Of Men and Violins
  9. An Artist's Life
  10. The Enchanted Wood
  11. At Dommayers
  12. The Gypsy Told Me
  13. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - Orchestra
  14. No Two Ways
  15. I Hate Music
  16. The Blue Danube


Reed 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5; Trumpet 1 & 2; Trombone 1 & 2; Horn 1 & 2; Percussion; Violin 1 & 2; Viola; Cello; Bass; Harp; Accordion; Piano Celeste


Original London Cast Recording starring Sári Bárábas, Walter Cassel, Diane Todd and David Watson - Columbia SCX 6429