THE GAIETIES Revue devised by Carroll Gibbons and Douglas Furber. : Music and Lyrics: Carroll Gibbons and Douglas Furber. Winter Garden Theatre, London - 29 March 1945 The CAST included: Avril Angers, Hermione Baddeley, Walter Crisham, Carroll Gibbons and His Orchestra, Leslie Henson, Graham Payn, Cyril Smith PROGRAMME 1. OVERTURE - CARROLL GIBBONS AND HIS ORCHESTRA 2. A PROLOGUE WRITTEN AND SPOKEN by A. P. HERBERT 3. AT YOUR SERVICE. Scene : An Airfield—anywhere. 4. ROUND THE MAP … (Gibbons and Furber) Introducing FREDDIE CARPENTER'S DANCERS, HERMIONE BADDELEY and LESLIE HENSON 5. " MISS THE BUS " … (Greatorex Newman) 6. WALTER CRISHAM decides " NOT TO GET LIT UP " ... (Hubert Gregg) 7. " I THINK OF YOU " (Gibbons and Furber) GRAHAM PAYN, JOAN ALEXIS AND THE DANCERS 8. HERMIONE BADDELEY commands the WOMEN'S CHEERY WORKERS Including MOLLY GAY, DECIMA KNIGHT and PRUDENCE HYMAN ' Scene : A Government Office ... (Adam Leslie) 9. LESLIE HENSON and WALTER CRISHAM are " THE WHITEST MEN YOU KNOW " (John Watt and Michael North) 10. GRAHAM PAYN presents a famous old picture - " THE BOYHOOD OF RALEIGH " … (Various) 11. DECIMA KNIGHT'S " HEART IS WITH A CONVOY " (Vivian Ellis) 12. HERMIONE BADDELEY and LESLIE HENSON are " TWO FIGURES OF SPEECH " In a Naval Dockyard (Ellis and Henson) 13. AVRIL ANGERS natters a bit — a case of mind over natter! "I didn't like it " — VIVIAN ELLIS 14. WALTER CRISHAM and PRUDENCE HYMAN feel " THEY MUST HAVE BEEN DREAMING " (Hubert Gregg) 15. AVRIL ANGERS, DECIMA KNIGHT, and JOAN ALEXIS are"THREE LITTLE WRENS" ... (Vivian Ellis) 16. HERMIONE BADDELEY and LESLIE HENSON present an other picture, finished off by CYRIL SMITH … (Denis Waldock) 17. HELLA TOROS and the DANCERS all spick and Spanish In " MUSIC OF THE NIGHT " - (Edward Horan and Frank Eyton) 18. It's off the record but WALTER CRISHAM is really a " WATER DIVINER " (Leslie Julian Jonesand John Jewett) 19. A few moments with Shakespeare Scene : A Court in Venice (Produced by Bud Flanagan) Portia … HERMIONE BADDELEY Antonio … GRAHAM PAYN Narissa ... JOAN ALEXIS Bassanio …MOLLY GAY Duke of Venice … CYRIL SMITH Shylock … LESLIE HENSON
20. To give Carroll Gibbons a rest, Leslie Henson brings on OUR TOWN BAND (Vivian Ellis) 21. THE SNEAK OF ST. SWITHINS … (Adam Leslie) Miss Forsythe … JOAN ALEXIS Myrtle Merrivale … HERMIONE BADDELEY Dagmar Dangerville …WALTER CRISHAM Veronica … JOAN ALEXIS Alice Harriss …MOLLY GAY Lily … DECIMA KNIGHT Hilda … AVRIL ANGERS Miss Cora Caldicott - Head Mistress … LESLIE HENSON Hobson, the Aged Gardener … CYRIL SMITH 22. JOAN ALEXIS 23. ON SECOND THOUGHTS (Richard Hearne) Mrs. Botpenny … AVRIL ANGERS Bert - from Chappells … LESLIE HENSON Clarence from Chappells … CYRIL SMITH Mr. Botpenny … GERRY FITZGERALD 24. GRAHAM PAYN and HERMIONE BADDELEY agree " IT WAS SWELL WHILE IT LASTED " (Carroll Gibbons) 25. IN THE DIM-OUT … (Nicholas Phipps) A lonely soldier …WALTER CRISHAM (By request) - Scene : Parliament Square 26. GRAHAM PAYN and THE DANCERS LEAD THEMSELVES A DANCE ... (Gibbons and Furber 27. HERMIONE BADDELEY is a " VERY PRUDISH DUDE" (Harold Purcell) 28. WALTER CRISHAM and PRUDENCE HYMAN allow " A HOLIDAY FOR STRINGS " … (David Rose) - Staged by George Carden 29. AVRIL ANGERS tears on again 30. TO-MORROW THE LUNTS (Denis Waldock) Alfred Lunt … LESLIE HENSON Lynn Fontaine ... HERMIONE BADDELEY Her Son …WALTER CRISHAM Scene : Stage of the Lyric Theatre 31. DANCING GOWN ... GRAHAM PAYN ... (Vivian Ellis) 32. HERMIONE BADDELEY and WALTER CRISHAM have their own opinion of Strauss … (Hubert Gregg) 33. LESLIE HENSON will burst into song with a ballad by B. C. Hilliam 34. HELLA TOROS presents " MARIONETTES " (Edward Horan) 35. GRAHAM PAYN and WALTER CRISHAM get into their " WHITE TIE AND TAILS " … (Zoe & Hubert Gregg) 36. CARROLL GIBBONS. accompanies "THE GAIETIES" Into THE FINALE
A GAIETY GIRL A Musical comedy in 2 acts by Owen Hall; Lyrics by Harry Greenbank; Music by Sidney Jones. Prince of Wales Theatre, London 14 October, 1893: tranferred to Daly's Theatre 10 September, 1894 - closed 15 December, 1894 (413 perfs) SYNOPSIS Act I A party of Gaiety girls and young society ladies are invited to a garden party given by the officers of the Life Guards at Windsor, as are a judge of the divorce court, Sir Lewis Gray, and a chaplain, Dr. Montague Brierly. The officers neglect the society girls and focus on the Gaiety girls, while the judge, who married his housemaid, and the chaplain both amuse themselves at the party in a most unprofessional manner, the judge telling stories of ladies who have appeared before him in court, and the clergyman dancing in an inappropriate manner. The society ladies are chaperoned by a Lady Virginia Forest, who is worried that the judge will not remember her case. One of the Gaiety girls, Alma Somerset, is falsely accused of theft. Act II At a beach on the Riviera, all the ladies appear in bathing costumes, and the judge and chaplain flirt with Lady Virginia. Miss Somerset eventually marries Charles Goldfield, a wealthy cavalry officer. CAST: Charles Goldfield Major Barclay Bobbie Rivers Harry Fitzwarren Romney Farquhar Sir Lewis Gray Lance Auguste Dr. Montague Brierly Rose Brierly Lady Edytha Aldwyn Miss Gladys Stourton Hon. Daisy Ormsbury Lady Grey Alma Somerset Cissy Verner Haidee Walton Ethel Hawthorne Mina Lady Virginia Forest MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I - The Cavalry Barracks at Winbridge. 1. Opening Chorus - "When a masculine stranger goes by, array'd in a uniform smart..." 2. Chorus & Song - Sir Lewis - "O sing a welcome fair to Mr. Justice Grey." & "I'm a judge..." 3. Song - Goldfield - "Beneath the skies of summer sweet I linger where two pathways meet..." 4. Chorus & Concerted Piece - "Here come the ladies who dazzle Society..." 5. Song - Lady Virginia & Chorus - "I am favourably known as a high-class chaperone..." 6. Concerted Piece, with Girls & Major - "To the barracks we have come..." 7. Duett - Dr. Brierly & Rose - "Oh, my daughter, there's a creature known as man..." 8. Trio - Lady Virginia, Sir Lewis & Dr. Brierly - "When once I get hold of a good-looking He..." 9. Song - Dr. Brierly - "Little Jimmy was a scholar and his aptitude was such..." (five verses) 10. Waltz
11. Song - Goldfield - "Oh, we take him from the city or the plough..." (four verses) 12. Finale Act I - "To my judicial mind there's not a doubt..." ACT II - On the Riviera. 13. Introduction and Opening Chorus - "Here on sunlit sands daintily we figure..." 14. Concerted piece - "That ladies cannot bathe, if so they please, without encount'ring creatures such as these..." 15. Trio - Rivers, Fitzwarren & Goldfield - "Buck up, buck up, old chappie!..." 16. Song - Mina - "When your pride has had a tumble, and you've set your cap too high..." 17. Trio - Sir Lewis, Dr. Brierly & Lady Virginia - "When in town you're safely landed, and the doctor far away..." 18. Duet - Rivers & Rose - "Unlucky the morn on which I was born the youngest of several brothers..." 19. Trio - Lady Edytha, Gladys & another - "We're awfully anxious to join in the fun..." 20. Carnival Chorus - "Let folly reign supreme today, for carnival is holding sway..." 21. Song - Rivers & Chorus - "Mesdames, messieurs, je suis Pierrot. (I'm nothing of the sort, you know...) " 22. Song - Goldfield - "Sunshine above, and sunshine in my heart! Laughter and love hold carnival today..." 23. Finale Act II - "I find it's really better far to keep my pranks for Bench and Bar..."
THE GAME OF LOVE Music by Jacques Offenbach, musical arrangements and additional music by Nancy Ford, book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Based on The Last Affairs of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler. First presented 15 June, 1965 - No Broadway or West End presentation. SYNOPSIS Late 19th Century Vienna, a waltz, a kiss, a sigh - Tom Jones and Nancy Ford have wedded Offenbach and original music to the wise and witty Anatol plays by Arthur Schnitzler and have created a confection as list a a Viennese pastry. Anatol, a Viennese man about town, celebrates his life's passion - women - as he rendezvous with five special loves on a journey of self-discovery. Anatol is a handsome and experienced late 19th-century Viennese man about town with a fondness for everything female. With the assistance of his wily friend (and our narrator) Max, Anatol’s merry rendezvous with five very special women are recounted before our delighted eyes as our hero discovers love is indeed a game with amusing, bemusing rules. Story The play begins on an almost bare stage, save for a few visual reminders of turn of the century Vienna evoked both scenically and by our narrator, Max, as he steps out of the darkness describing a romantic world and time gone by. He also introduces us to his good friend Anatol, “our hero, … like the town, gallant and debonair.” Anatol admits to being a hopelessly romantic. His first lady love is Cora, a woman older than Anatol, more experienced and self-assured, who he suspects is cheating on him because Anatol says, “No woman involved in a love affair has a sick aunt!” He plots with Max to utilise some recently acquired lessons in hypnosis to get her to admit her faithlessness. Cora willingly agrees to be hypnotized and then she claims to be completely under his spell and willing to answer any question he asks. Max and Anatol debate how to frame the question properly which will force Cora to reveal whether or not she has been true to Anatol, but every suggestion Max makes Anatol rejects, leading Max to protest that Anatol is afraid and unwilling to learn the truth. Anatol wakes his lady love with passionate kisses without ever asking her directly if she has cheated on him, because “Is it a sham, who is the tiger, and who is the lamb?” They embrace as the lights fade. The lights now come up on Sacha’s Restaurant, the most elegant in Vienna, where two music hall entertainers, Fritz and Annie, entertain the guests with a light hearted song and dance routine which refutes English, French and Italian music for the good old oompah-pah of Bavaria. Max explains to the audience that Sacha’s was the restaurant for the “elegant, rich and gay” of Vienna and a place for “the playboy to play.” Anatol and three waiters are in a private dining room, where Anatol is confiding to them that this evening’s dinner will end with him breaking off his current affair and that he must soon become “a bit of a cad.” He also confesses that he is bored with this arriving woman and has been seeing another behind her back, but can’t bring himself to break up with her, so he’s been eating two dinners all week long. He also tells Max that he and the young woman had agreed weeks ago that when the affair became stale they would simply tell each other and part as friends, but he’s been unable to tell her. Anticipating that the young lady will be devastated by his news, he arranges with the waiters to have one of them wait until the champagne is served and then come in playing a long, sad waltz on the violin. He cautions them to continue playing no matter how emotional the young lady becomes. Annie arrives, and we see that she is the young woman “artiste” who had been entertaining the diners earlier. She is young and a bit dim, though with a sunny disposition. She loves to eat, and barely acknowledges Max
or Anatol before sitting down to eat bread, celery and radishes. She then proceeds to gobble down oysters as she tells Anatol that this will be their last supper together because she is throwing him over for a new, but poor man, with whom she has fallen madly in love. While Max chokes back tears of merriment at this turn of events, Anatol becomes indignant that Annie has decided to leave him before he can leave her. She explains to Anatol that because her new man is poor, she knows she will be leaving behind a life of rich decadence, especially bemoaning the loss of her beloved oysters on a nightly basis. She becomes so emotional that a waiter enters playing a sad waltz, as instructed earlier. The head-waiter now bursts into the room with the champagne, and when Anatol tries to dismiss them both, the musician winks and only plays louder. Anatol murmurs “damn” aloud as Annie bids a sad adieu to oysters and champagne, telling Anatol that every time in the future that she drinks beer or eats cheap cabbage stew she will think of him. Infuriated and frustrated, Anatol tells Annie that he too has been deceiving her with another woman. She departs in a huff, but not before grabbing a handful of cigars for her new lover before grandly sweeping off the stage. The next scene begins with Max flinging a handful of confetti in the air to simulate snow as some street peddlers sing setting the scene for us as he announces to the audience, "The Christmas Gift". Enter Gabrielle, a beautiful young woman of obvious wealth and breeding, carrying gift packages and looking for a cab. Anatol appears and tries to help her with them. At first she rebuffs him, but it soon becomes clear they have some history, although she is married and has children. He asks her to help him select a special gift, and she assumes it is for a woman, another of his conquests. It is clear that she is jealous. He reminds her that she could have stayed with him rather than marrying a man she didn’t love and shunting children off on their nanny. He tells Gabrielle that he and his new woman live in a “little world” far removed from one of wealth and social status, where they share a simple love. Gabrielle, clearly saddened but touched by his story, takes a bouquet of flowers she has been carrying and insists Anatol give them to his new love, and to tell her it was a gift from one “who might have been as happy as you if only she’d had the courage.” She departs, and Anatol sadly confesses to a passing peddler that he has no room, no special place to go. He tries to give away the bouquet to the peddler, but Max comes in and purchases the flowers, walks to the vase on the piano, and puts them in. We are left wondering what might have been as the music concludes and the lights fade out on the spot-lit bouquet of flowers. Max again appears and informs the audience that after having tried every other sensation, Anatol has now been tempted by “moderation,” meaning he intends to marry. The Wedding Morning reveals a gloomy and inebriated Anatol in a foul mood. Max arrives, hoping to get some help with what colour flowers to buy his bridesmaid wedding partner, only to find another woman in Anatol’s bedroom. Even Max is shocked, since the wedding is only hours away. Anatol explains that at the pre-wedding party the night before, he’d kissed his fiancée good night and “it was like ice,” so as the snow begins to fall, Anatol walks to the famous Redoute dance hall, with its beautiful women, savouring his last night of freedom. He sings about all the beautiful women there just waiting for their lovers when he espies Illona, a former lover, whom he has told he was going out of town on a long trip in order to avoid her and get engaged. They spend the night together in a haze of “happiness and champagne.” She scolds him for not writing a single letter while away and tells him she will never let him out of her sight again. Max and Anatol try to distract Illona, an actress, by asking what her favourite scene in her new play is. She announces that it’s the one in which she kills her lover with a letter opener and then cuts him into tiny pieces and mails him out parcel post. Illona relishes wreaking violent revenge on any lover who would dare to deceive her. Illona announces she is happily settling in for a long day of drinking coffee and cuddling with Anatol while the rain comes down. They counter by telling Illona that they must get dressed for a wedding that is only hours away, and then say that they are both the best men. Max manages to escape, but Illona refuses to let Anatol out of her sight. Anatol insists that he must attend the wedding, but promises to meet her right afterward. While he is dressing, Illona begins to question Anatol as to where he went and what he did on his trip out of town. From his evasive answers she suspects he has tried to get rid of her, as he did once before. She vows never to let him
leave her again, and he says he can’t promise that, that he might marry one day. At that moment, he appears dressed as a bridegroom, and Illona goes berserk, attempting to get to the bridal bouquet he is holding over his head. Max comes back into the room, and in frustration, Illona tears his bouquet for the bridesmaid to shreds. She continues to demolish methodically the entire room, breaking and ripping everything she can get her hands on, all the while threatening to get vengeance on them all. Franz, Anatol’s manservant, enters the room, calmly stepping over piles of debris to announce to Anatol that his carriage is ready. Max promises to stay behind and take care of Illona, who Anatol concludes is “still wild about me.” Illona tells Max that she intends to go and stop the wedding, but Max convinces her that her best revenge is to wait, because, knowing Anatol as they both do, he is sure he will return to her soon, since deceiving his bride is inevitable and only a matter of time. Illona relishes the thought of how she’ll make him suffer and beg when he does come back. Illona sweeps out of the room as the music and mood suddenly become quite melancholy. Max laments the end of their youthful romantic adventures. “Only Time Will Tell” Max cautions as the scene ends. In the final scene, Anatol is now 52 years old, and has invited Max to meet him at an old café on the outskirts of Vienna, after many years of being apart. Anatol tells Max he needs him to hear his heart’s last will and testament as he renounces love. Yet, he tells Max the story of how he recently spied a beautiful young singer, Annette, walking with her young poet lover, Flieder. Their eyes meet, and Anatol knows that Annette yearns for him. But, he says sadly to Max, he will not bother or even envy the young their love. Max and Anatol remind themselves that the dizzying heights of young love are not for the older and wiser, such as themselves. Anatol says he misses "the exquisite pleasure of one last sorrow,” though, as they hear noise in the background. It is the aging dandy Baron Diebel and his entourage from the Redoute, coming closer. The Baron invites Anatol and Max to join them, because once they were the greatest lovers in Vienna, and he is sending the beautiful young singer Annette out to them, because she wants to meet Anatol. The Baron claims that he is really a very moral and prim man despite his great love of women, wine and song. Max goes in to the party with the Baron as Annette approaches Anatol and boldly flirts with him. She claims that although she loves Flieder, she also needs to be with people and to “throw herself into life” and to be wild and bold. Anatol cautions Annette that “to love a great many is to love no one at all.” He tells her “I needed to be in love” too, and that being a lover was once his “art.” Annette tries to tempt Anatol to go with her to the forest to a place he once knew where lovers “can hear each other’s heartbeats.” She tries to convince him to make love to her but Flieder, her young poet lover, comes looking for her. Despite Annette’s urging Anatol to come away with her and her promise “ to make him young again,” Anatol hands Annette over to Flieder and she takes him to the garden and the stream in the forest, because she needs to make love. As the young couple departs, Annette flings a primrose at Anatol’s feet which he picks up and, standing centre stage, sticks in his lapel. Max sings a reprise of “The Game of Love” as all the various women from Anatol’s past appear and begin to circle around him, joining in the song. The lights fade. CAST: - 2 principal men, 5 principal women, chorus of 4 men who double. • Anatol - charming, civilized, into romantic trouble; - baritone • Annette - a beautiful young girl, playful • Annie - a giddy music hall singer, loves food • Baron Diebel - an aging Casanova, free spirited • Cora - an experienced woman • Flieder, a young poet * • Franz, Anatol's manservant/ butler* • Fritz, Franz, the Baron and Flieder play a variety of ensemble roles: peddlers, waiters, servants. They are also recommended to change the sets and props • Fritz - a music hall singer • Gabrielle - a secretly discontented married lady • Illona - a famous actress, insecure, romantic • Max - his friend, clever, mirthful, sentimental; - baritone
MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. In Vienna - Max 2. I Love To Be In Love - Anatol, Max 3. The Hypnotism Song - Cora, Anatol, Max 4. The Music Of Bavaria - Annie, Fritz 5. Finishing With An Affair - Anatol, Waiters 6. The Oyster Waltz - Annie, Waiters 7. Come Buy A Trinket - Peddlers 8. There's A Room - Anatol, Gabrielle 9. Anatol's Last Night - Anatol 10. Love Conquers All - Illona, Anatol, Max 11. Listen To The Rain - Illona 12. Seasons - Max 13. It's For The Young - Anatol, Max 14. Menage-A-Trois - Baron Diebel 15. There's A Flower I Wear - Annette 16. The Game Of Love - All INSTRUMENTATION piano, violin, cello
GANGWAY Revue devised by George Black. Music and Lyrics: Harry Parr-Davies, Noel Gay, et al. London Palladium, 17 December 1941 The Cast included: Webster Booth, Teddy Brown, Bebe Daniels, Roberta Huby, Ben Lyon, Tommy Trinder, Anne Ziegler The Programme included: So Deep Is the Night My Paradise There's Something About That Town (Gay-Eyton) Swing Bugler (Park-Campbell-Thompson) PROGRAMME GANGWAY for — ROBERTA HUBY and the GIRLS. LAMAR and ROSITA. WEBSTER BOOTH and ANNE ZIEGLER, TEDDY BROWN & TOMMY TRINDER MUSICAL NUMBERS Gangway " (Lyric by Barbara Gordon and Basil Thomas. Music by Harry Parr Davies) Are we Happy" (Lyric and Musk by Noel Gay) HI-GANGWAY (By Val Guest) BEBE DANIELS and BEN LYON A Home Guard JACK WILLIAMS Musical Number You Annoy Me So (Lyric by Barbara Gordon and Basil Thomas Music by Harry Parr Davies) THE BREDWINS SHANGRI-LA The Wanderer WEBSTER BOOTH His heart's desire . ANNE ZIEGLER Maidens of the Pool - Vera Lavrova. Beryl Kay. Shelia Fletcher, Betty Ferrier, Ranee Guscott, Ursula Mynores and THE ENSEMBLE Musical Number My Paradise (Lyric by Barbara Gordon and Basil Thomas. Music by Harry Parr Davies) TOMMY'S DISCOVERIES
BLUE CHAMPAGNE BEBE DANIELS THE WOOING OF HUNG LUNG WO (by Val Guest) The Compere .. BEN LYON The Menace TOMMY TRINDER THE NIGHT IS FILLED WITH MUSIC (a) Nocturne - The Figure of Night : KIM KENDALL (b) So Deep is the Night : WEBSTER BOOTH and ANNE ZIEGLER (c) When the Moon Comes Out (d) Night and Day - BEBE DANIELS (e) "Give me the Moonlight" TOMMY TRINDER and ROBERTA HUBY (f) Dancing in the Dark " - LAMAR ROSITA (g) Starlight - THE ENSEMBLE INTERMISSION - ORCHESTRA UNDER THE DIRECTION Of DEBROY SOMERS A PLACE IN THE SUN (Decor by Joseph Carl) RONA RICCARDO. and the ENSEMBLE March - The Shape of Things to Come (Music by Arthur Bliss) QUICK LUNCH ? (Decor by Joseph Carl) The Wife - ROBERTA HUBY The Husband - TOMMY TRINDER BEN LYON does some Talent scouting WEBSTER BOOTH and ANNE ZIEGLER (at the Piano - Charles Forward) A LECTURE BY BEBE DANIELS assisted by TOMMY TRINDER KIM KENDALL introducing the great maestro himself TEDDY BROWN BEBE DANIELS broadcasts from the N.B.C. Studio, New York The Announcer REX HOLT / At the Piano : Matt Heft Musical Numbers Swing Bugler" (Lyric and Music by Phil Park) " There's Something About That Town " (Lyric by Frank Eyton. Music by Noel Gay) TOMMY TRINDER ALL IN WHITE - THE COMPANY
GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude Based on the Comic Strip “GARFIELD” by Jim Davis | Book by Michael J. Bobbitt and Jim Davis | Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius II SYNOPSIS Garfield awakens one morning to find that his birthday—the most important day ever—has fallen on a Monday. The horror. Add to that that no one—not Jon Arbuckle, his oblivious owner, not Odie, his stalwart canine companion, not Arlene, his perfectly pink lady-love, and not Nermal, his endearingly cute nemesis—seems to remember its his big day. Only Pookie, his beloved teddy, gets his disappointment. In dramatic fashion, Garfield cuts his losses and leaves the comforts of home. He sets up camp—with Odie, Arlene, and Nermal in tow—in an alley nearby, sure that the benefits of freedom will outshine his displeasure in his previous dwelling. But, the food is worse than cat food (it’s garbage), there is no TV, and animal control is always just around the corner. What ensues is a wild adventure where Garfield learns the value of love, friendship, and home. And, that birthday celebrations are best served as surprises. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Amazing Birthday - Arlene, Garfield, Sycophants 2. Subjects - Garfield 3. I Hate Mondays - Garfield 4. Friend - Jon, Garfield 5. The Alley - Garfield, Arlene, Nermal & Odie 6. The Alley (Reprise) - Garfield 7. Animal Control - All 8. Monday Nightmare - All 9. Soliloquy - Garfield 10. Amazing Birthday (Finale) - All
GASLIGHT GIRL or Virtue Tested Musical. Music by Claire Strauch. Book and lyrics by John Jakes. SYNOPSIS There's something uniquely new about this old-fashioned melodrama musical. This sort of show has always been a delicious staple of the popular theatre but always with period songs just dropped in as musical intervals in the text. What's so exciting about this new approach is that, without sacrificing the marvellous and familiar elements - the virtuous heroine, the unspeakable villain, the handsome hero, the comic secondary characters, all playing out an utterly improbable plot with intense emotions and perfectly straight faces - it's all done in terms of a genuine musical comedy approach. Songs and dances are integrated into the story line and are inseparable from it. The author's aim was nothing short of blending the best of two worlds - nineteenth century melodrama and twentieth century musical theatre - into a delightful single show. We think your cast and your audience will love it! CAST: 6m., 4w., plus chorus which plays bit parts also. Principals: Mary Goodhue - the lovely, pure hearted heroine Bess Belcher - her friend Francis X. Cadbury - the villain Milo Smark - a poor besotted wretch Newsboy - a friend in need Richard Renssalaer Van Dorp III - the hero Amelia Armstead Van Dorp - his mother Gwendolyn Steerforth-Myles - Richard's fiancée Montague - major-domo of the Van Dorp household Bill - a drayman Smaller Roles: Grimshaw Girl 5 (Mrs. Fish) Girl 6 (Dorcas) Loose Lady Rube Barkeep Bugsy Commodore Mrs. Aspinwall Felon 1 Felon 2 Felon 3 Felon 4 Police Sergeant Jailer Captain of Mission Band Bum Thug Area staging Orchestration available.
THE GATE REVUE Revue devised by Diana Morgan and Robert McDermott with contributions from Nicholas Phipps, Gerard Bryant, Arthur Marshall, Hermione Gingold, Reginald Beckwith, Dion Titheradge, David Yates Mason : Music: Geoffrey Wright. Lyrics: Diana Morgan and Robert McDermott. Ambassadors Theatre, London - 9 March 1939 (449 perfs) PROGRAMME 1. Open the Show - (Words by Nicholas Phipps; music by Geoffrey Wright) - The Company 2. Musical Snobs - (Words by Peter Dion Titheradge; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Joan Swinstead, Jack McNaughton, David Evans 3. The Guardsman - (Words by Diana Morgan & Peter Dion Titheradge; music by Geoffrey Wright) - The Singer - Kay Young; The Ouida Guardsman - Michael Wilding: Meadows - Jack McNaughton; Lady Dolly - Joan Swinstead 4. Sick to Death of Love - (Words by Gerard Bryant; music by Geoffrey Wright) 5. The Power of the Press - (Words by Gerard Bryant; music by Geoffrey Wright) - The Company 6. Happy Ending - (Words by Diana Morgan & Robert MacDermot; music by Ronnie Hill) - Miss Brown - Joan Swinstead: Miss Jones - Kay Young; Mr. Smith - Walter Crisham 7. Beauty, Beauty- (Words by Hermione Gingold and Robert MacDermot; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Hermione Gingold 8. Interview with the President - (Words by Nicholas Phipps; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Walter Crisham 9. Washing up to Shoobert - (Lyric by Gerard Bryant; music by Geoffrey Wright; dialogue by Hermione Gingold) - Lily - Kay Young; Doris - Carole Lynne; Bert - David Evans 10. Royal Occasion - (Reginald Beckwith) - Joan Swinstead, Walter Crisham 11. A Smack at the Blacks - (Arthur Marshall & Charles Hughes; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Sentries - (Michael Wilding, David Evans); General Wellington Boote - (Jack McNaughton); Lieut. Roy Rightabout - (Walter Crisham); Blanche - (Hermione Gingold); Seedi Ben Nevis - (Michael Morice) 12. We've Got You Taped - (Words by Peter Dion Titheradge; music by Geoffrey Wright) - - Hermione Gingold, Carole Lynne, Walter Crisham, Michael Wilding 13. The Bitzner - (Reginald Beckwith) - Joan Swinstead 14. Wet Week-end - (Words by Diana Morgan & Robert MacDermot; music by Ronnie Hill) - Host - Jack McNaughton: Hostess - Kay Young; The Guests - Michael Wilding, Carole Lynne 15. Spin - (Words by Nicholas Phipps & Hermione Gingold; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Hermione Gingold 16. There Has Been a Slump - (Words by Nicholas Phipps; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Walter Crisham 17. The Village Inn - (Words by Diana Morgan & Robert MacDermot; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Giles - Michael Wilding; George - Jack McNaughton; Polly - Carole Lynne; Percival - David Evans; Belinda (old style) - Muriel Byck 18. All Smart Women Must - ( Words by Diana Morgan & Robert MacDermot; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Hermione Gingold, Walter Crisham, Michael Wilding 19. The Stage Family Robinson - (Words by Gerard Bryant; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Joan Swinstead, Jack McNaughton, Kay Young, Carole Lynne, David Evans 20. The Snowman - (Reginald Beckwith) - David Evans, Michael Wilding, Jack McNaughton
21. The Busy Streets of London - (Words by Nicholas Phipps; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Kay Young 22. Epilogue in Vienna - (Music by Geoffrey Wright) - Walter Crisham, Carole Lynne 23. Lost Property - (Words by Nicholas Phipps; music by Geoffrey Wright) - The Attendant - David Evans; The Caller - Jack McNaughton 24. Holiday - (Hermione Gingold) - The Dressmaker - Joan Swinstead; The Manicurist - Hermione Gingold; The Salesman - Michael Wilding; The Waitress - Carole Lynne; The Fortune Teller - Jack McNaughton 25. Dance Macabre - (Nicholas Phipps; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Walter Crisham 26. Only a Medium Medium - (Words by Eric Maschwitz & Charles Hickman; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Hermione Gingold, Michael Wilding 27. A Tune to Take Away - (Words by David Yates Mason; music by Geoffrey Wright) - Kay Young and the Company The CAST included: Reginald Beckwith Gabrielle Brune Walter Crisham Derek Farr Joan Swinstead Jack McNaughton David Evans Kay Young Michael Wilding Eve Robertson Walter Crisham Carole Lynne Hermione Gingold Michael Morice
THE GAY DIVORCE A Musical Comedy in 2 Acts, 5 Scenes. Book by Dwight Taylor, adapted by Kenneth Webb and Samuel Hoffenstein from an unproduced play (An Adorable Adventure) by J. Hartley Manners. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Made into a musical film by RKO Radio Pictures in 1934, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and renamed The Gay Divorcee. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway - Opened 29th November, 1932: transferred to the Sam S. Shubert Theatre 16th January, 1933: closed 1st July 1933 (248 performances) Palace Theatre, London 2nd November, 1933 (180 performances) Synopsis Guy Holden, an American writer travelling in England, falls madly in love with a woman named Mimi, who disappears after their first encounter. To take his mind off his lost love, his friend Teddy Egbert, a British attorney, takes him to Brighton Beach, where Egbert has arranged for a paid co-respondent to assist his client in obtaining a divorce from her boring, aging, geologist husband. What Holden does not know is that the client is none other than Mimi, who in turn mistakes him—because he is too ashamed of his occupation to say what it is, namely pseudonymously writing cheap bodice ripper romance novels—for the paid co-respondent. At the end, when her husband appears, he is unconvinced by the faked adultery—but is then unwittingly revealed, by the waiter at the resort, to have been genuinely adulterous himself. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. After You, Who? - Guy 2. Why Marry Them? - Barbara, Girls 3. Salt Air - Teddy, Barbara, Girls 4. I Still Love the Red, White and Blue - Hortense 5. After You, Who? (reprise) - Guy 6. Night and Day - Guy, Mimi 7. How's Your Romance? - Tonetti, Girls 8. What Will Become of Our England? - Waiter, Girls 9. I've Got You on My Mind - Guy, Mimi 10. Mr. and Mrs. Fitch - Hortense 11. You're in Love - Guy, Mimi, Tonetti CAST - (in order of appearance) Robert Teddy Guy Gladys Vivian Doris Barbara Phyllis Joan Joyce Waiter Ann Hortense Mimi Porter Tonetti Pat Diana Claire Elaine Edith Evelyn Beatrice Elizabeth Mr. Pratt
SCENES AND SETTINGS Act 1 Scene 1: Guy's London Flat. A June afternoon. Scene 2: A Seaside Hotel. The next day. Act 2 Scene 1: Mimi's Suite. The same evening. Scene 2: A Hotel Corridor. Later. Scene 3: Mimi's Suite. The next morning.
THE GAY HUSSARS A Military Operetta in 3 acts. Original Hungarian libretto Tatárjárás By Károly Bakony. Viennese adaptation Ein Herbstmanöver (Autumn Manoeuvres) by Robert Bodansky. English book and lyrics by Maurice Brown Kirby. Music by Emmerich Kálmán. Knickerbocker Theatre, New York - 29th July, 1909. SYNOPSIS The story of the love of a wealthy widow baroness and a lieutenant colonel in the army. MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I - Before the Castle of Baroness Risa van Marbach. Overture 1. Song - Risa and Chorus - "Here is a book which we all love to look at whenever we're given a chance. Praise it engages for true are its pages..." 2. Song - Lorenty - "Love is a traitor, falsehood's creator, born man to grieve; that she'd deceive me, or ever leave me sighing I'll not believe." 3. Chorus - "Clear the way for here they come, blow the trumpet, beat the druwm, Yuc-he! the Gay Hussars! ..." 4. Song - Wallerstein - "Let me make a sad confession - I've no use for my profession. Once I longed for martial glory, now it's quite another story..." 5. Incidental Music and Song - Turi - "When my vigil I am keeping, vagrant fancies roaming seem to bring my lovely lady smiling through the gloaming..." 6. Duet - Risa and Lorenty - "My heart thou'rt filling with memories thrilling, O silver moon! All thou hast lost me, and all thou hast cost me, O silver moon! ..." 7. Song - Lorenty (Finale Act I) - "Do you not know how deeply once I loved you; do you not know what once you meant to me? You filled my heart..." ACT II - The Ballroom of Baroness Risa's Castle. 8. Hussar's Quadrille - "Now's the time for dancing and song with mirth and laughter reigning; the man who thinks it is wrong need not think of remaining..." 9. Song - Marosi and Chorus - "Sweet little Kitty once went out upon a summer's day, she wander'd here and wander'd there and found she'd lost her way..." 10. Duet - Marosi and Treszka - "Maiden, would'st thou married be? Take me quickly, be my wife, treat the others just like brothers, you'll be thankful..." 11. Reprise - Risa and Ensemble - "My heart thou'rt filling with memories thrilling, O silver moon! All thou hast lost me, and all thou hast cost me..." 12. Song - Risa and Chorus - "What more entrancing, music and dancing! Strains so enthralling to the waltz are gaily calling. Ah! what more exhilarating..." 13. Hungarian Dance and Song - Lorenty - "When my vigil I am keeping, vagrant fancies roaming seem to bring my lovely lady smiling through the gloaming..." 14. Finale Act II - "All now is sorrow, and with tomorrow no one can tell, can tell what cometh, perhaps dishonour, disgrace forever more, forever more..." ACT III - Gardens of Baroness Risa's Castle.
15. Song - Risa - "Sad is my soul and sore distressed, my heart is racked with pain and grief; the tumult sweet of love confessed can never, never bring..." 16. Song - Wallerstein - "I have a dear old friend, and he is very, very fond of me; just as fond as he can be - we would never disagree. He's not a beauty..." 17. Song - Treszka and Ladies - "Mister Adam ate the apple, then he laid the blame on Eve - Eve, she got the blame. Ever since the days of Adam..." 18. Finale Act III - "Heissa, make way there, pounce on the prey there, what foe dare stay there? Heissa, Yuc-he! Though foes enclose them, none dare..." CAST Field Marshal Baron Von Lahoney Baroness Treszka (his daughter) Baroness Risa von Marbach Captain von Emmerich (of the 14th Hussars) Captain von Lorenty (of the 14th Hussars) Lieutenant von Elekes (of the 14th Hussars) Volunteer Cadet Marosi (of the 14th Hussars) Sub-Lieutenant Wallerstein (of the Reserve Militia) Sergeant Turi (of the Reserve Militia) Herr Starke (Steward of Baroness Risa's estate) Lajos (a retainer of the estate) Virag (Corporal of the Guard) Private Fekete (of the Hussars) Private Yrmin (of the Reserve Militia) Corporal Ludwig (of the Reserve Militia) Captain Wulff Major von Fritsche Captain Sturmfried Lieutanant Juricicz Lieutenant Koppler First Soldier Second Soldier Third Soldier Frau von Bergen Countess Olga Frau von Schroeder Countess Elsa Baroness Hapsburg SYNOPSIS OF SCENES ACT I - Before the Castle of Baroness Risa von Marbach. ACT II - The Ballroom of Baroness Risa's Castle. ACT III - Gardens of Baroness Risa's Castle.
THE GAY LIFE A Musical Comedy in 2 Acts, 15 Scenes. Book by Fay and Michael Kanin. Suggested by the play Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Lyrics by Howard Dietz. World premiere at the Fisher Theater in Detroit - October 2, 1961. O'Keefe Centre, Toronto - October 24, 1961 Sam S. Shubert Theatre - 18 November 1961 to 24 February 1962 (113 perfs) Original Company CAST (in order of appearance): Max: JULES MUNSHIN. Usher: Sterling Clark. Anatol: WALTER CHIARI. Franz: LEONARD ELLIOTT. Helene: JEANNE BAL. Liesl Brandel: BARBARA COOK. Herr Brandel: LORING SMITH. Frau Brandel: LU LEONARD. Mimi: YVONNE CONSTANT. Proprietor: Michael Quinn. The Great Gaston: Jack Adams. Otto: Rico Froehlich. Waiters: Ted Lambrinos, Russell Goodwin. Anna: Joanne Spiller. Grandmother: Aura Vainio. Photographer: Gerald Teijelo. Doorman: Rico Froehlich. Headwaiter: Carl Nicholas. Waiters: Hal Norman, Ted Lambrinos. Magda: ELIZABETH ALLEN. Singers: Ken Ayers, Russell Goodwin, Tony LaRusso, Ted Lambrinos, Carl Nicholas, Hal Norman, Michael Quinn, Loyce Baker, Joan Bishop, June Card, Luce Ennis, Jeanne Grant, Carole O'Hara, Nancy Radcliffe, Joanne Spiller. Dancers: Kip Andrews, Karoly Barta, Sterling Clark, Thatcher Clarke, Ray Kirchner Louis Kosman, Michel Stuart, Gerald Teijelo, Patrick King, Bonnie Brandon, Carolyn Clark, Marion Fels, Carol Flemming, Leslie Franzos, Bettye Jenkins, Doris Ortiz, Eleonore Treiber, Aura Vainio, Jenny Workman. Directed by Gerald Freedman. Dances and musical numbers staged by Herbert Ross. Scenic production by Oliver Smith. Costumes by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal. Orchestrations by Don Walker. Vocal arrangements and musical direction, Herbert Greene. Dance arrangements, Robert Starer. Magical illusions created and designed by Jack Adams. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden. SYNOPSIS A church in Vienna in 1904. It is the wedding day of Anatol von Huber. But Anatol is missing. He is still in his own living room; having spent a restless night on the couch. His best friend, Max discovers him there as a mysterious female voice from the bedroom shouts a cheerful good morning. Anatol attempts to explain his unhappy predicament: and the play flashes back to a day months earlier when,
in the same room, Anatol's mistress, Helene sings to the wanderlust Anatol, "Why Go Anywhere At All." In Carlsbad, the marriage mart, Max sings "Bring Your Darling Daughter;" and Anatol, joining him there, vows "Now. I'm Ready For A Frau." Max's younger sister, Liesl, meets Anatol for the first time since she was a little girl and wishes that he were all her own. Anatol, stopping by before a gala party, reminds Lies! that when she was younger she wanted to dance with bracelets and anklets of gold. At the party the guests waltz and later after Anatol has disappeared with Mimi, a French girl. On Christmas Eve, Liesl encounters Anatol for the first time since the party at Carlsbad. She asks about Mimi and giving Anatol violets for Mimi, tells him that she would gladly change places with her. A few days later, Max prepares the last supper for Mimi and Anatol. But Anatol, discovering that Mimi has come to throw him over, invents the story that he plans to marry Liesl. Mimi leaves angrily, and Max and Anatol realise that Liesl must be proposed to before Mimi spreads the word. Liesl accepts, the family is delighted, and the marriage itself seems assured, but Liesl's happiness is in question. It is Anatol's bachelor party, and his friends taunt him about the loss of his bachelor status. Liesl, in a secret visit to Anatol's home, doubts that the marriage will ever take place. Liesl's family is pleased with Anatol, however. Anatol walks out of the party and declares he will not let Liesl down. Anatol wanders into a café where his old gypsy flame, Magda, is entertaining. Anatol tries to escape, but Magda overwhelms him and he finds it impossible to tell her of his impending marriage to Liesl. The last scene of the play finds Anatol trying to explain to Max the presence of Magda in his bedroom on his wedding day. Liesl appears and is prepared to free Anatol from his marital obigation. When she discovers Magda, however, she says she will never marry him! Anatol, thrilled by Liesl's unsuspected fire, proposes again and they marry happily. Fay and Michael Kanin. MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 1. What a Charming Couple - Ensemble 2. Why Go Anywhere at All? - Helene 3. Bring Your Darling Daughter - Max, Ensemble 4. Now I'm Ready for a Frau - Anatol, Max 5. Magic Moment - Liesl 6. Who Can? You Can? - Anatol, Liesl 7. Oh Mein, Liebchen - Ensemble 8. Liebchen Waltz - Dancers 9. The Label on the Bottle - Liesl and dancers 10. This Kind of a Girl - Anatol, Liesl 11. The Bloom Is Off the Rose - Max, Male Ensemble 12. Who Can? You Can? (reprise) - Ensemble 13. Now I'm Ready for a Frau (reprise) - Anatol 14. Magic Moment (reprise) - Liesl ACT 2 15. I'm Glad I'm Single - Male Ensemble & Nursemaid: Anatol, the Boy: Strong Man: Celestina: Magda: Anatol, the Man: Third Swan from the Left: Helene: Mimi: 16. I'm Glad I'm Single (reprise) - Male Ensemble 17. Now I'm Ready for a Frau (reprise) - Anatol, Max 18. Something You Never Had Before - Liesl 19. You Will Never Be Lonely - Frau Brendel, Herr Brendel, Ensemble 20. You're Not the Type - Anatol, Liesl 21. Come A-Wandering With Me - Magda, Male Dancers 22. I Never Had a Chance - Anatol 23. I Wouldn't Marry You - Liesl 24. For the First Time - Anatol
SCENES AND SETTINGS: Act 1 Scene 1: Vienna, 1904. A church. Scene 2: Anatol's Apartment. Scene 3: Carlsbad. A pavilion. Scene 4: Terrace of the Brandel suite in Carlsbad. Scene 5: The casino in Carlsbad. A gala. Scene 6: A street in Vienna. Christmas Eve. Scene 7: A private room at Scaher's Restaurant. Scene 8: The Brandel living room. Act 2 Scene 1: Sachem's Restaurant. Anatol's bachelor party. Scene 2: Anatol's Apartment. Scene 3: The Brandel living room. Scene 4: A street. Liesl's bedroom. Scene 5: Outside the Paprikas Cafe. Scene 6: The Paprikas Cafe. Scene 7: Anatol's Apartment. DISCOGRAPHY The Gay Life 1961 Original Broadway Cast
THE GAY PARISIENNE A musical comedy in 2 acts by George Dance and Ivan Caryll. Music by Ernest Vousden and revised by Ivan Caryll. Theatre Royal, Northampton, 1894 and then toured. Duke of York's Theatre, London - April 4th, 1896 - 28th March, 1897 (369 perfs). Herald Square Theatre, New York, under the title "The Girl from Paris" SYNOPSIS Mlle. Julie Bon-Bon, the Gay Parisienne, has tricked the well-and-truly married Canon Honeycombe into signing a proposition of marriage, and she now arrives at his country parsonage to sue him for breach of promise. By this means she and her accomplice/lover, Adolphe Pompier, intend to stock their bottom drawer at the unworldly Canon's cost. But, in his hasty (and innocent) original encounter with Mlle. Bon-bon, Honeycombe has given her the wrong visiting card, and Julie has summonsed his neighbour, Amos Dingle. Dingle once had his life saved by the good Canon and so agrees to take his place in an undefended case for the sake of peace, in spite of the anathema heaped on him by the statuesque Mrs. Honeycombe, who lends her encouragement to her daughter's lover who has been briefed for the prosecution. Julie arrives and proceeds to bewitch old Major Fossdyke, chairman of the jury, and not unexpectedly wins ten thousand pounds in damages. The distraught Canon confesses all, and flees to a European spa town where he fakes a report of his death in a mountain accident. But everyone concerned descends on the spa where Honeycombe is hiding disguised as a Scot, and after a good deal of coming and going, the truth is revealed when Norah Honeycombe's Tom turns the tables on Pompier by blackmailing him over his occupation as a professional spy. Julie gives up her charade, and all is allowed to end happily. MUSICAL NUMBERS Overture ACT I - Honeycomb's Lawn, Kingston-on-Thames. 1. Opening Chorus - "Hi! for the Thames on a summer's day, Ho! for the merry throng; and Hi! for the dresses bright and gay, Ho! for the boating song..." 2. Song - Honeycomb and Chorus - "The object of our clothing is to cover and conceal the loveliness which nature has endow'd..." 3. Duet - Tom and Norah - "One peaceful eve in summertime, within a garden fair, a maiden heard the midnight chime, but still she linger'd there..." 4. Song - Major Fossdyke and Chorus - "I'm proud to say that I am one of the Battersea Butterfly Shooters; as volunteers we take the bun..." 5. Duet - Julie Bon-bon and Pompier - "I'm all the way from gay Paree, Mam'zelle Julie Bon-bon ... and I am Monsieur Pompier, un petit garçon..." 6. Concerted Piece - Tom, Norah, Mr & Mrs Honeycomb, Pompier, Julie and Major - "And now to the court we quick must go, and may we win the day..." 7. Duet and Dance - Honeycomb and Julie Bon-bon - "Whene'er a maiden falls in love, ought she not to confess? ... 'Twould be unwise to say it..." 8. Quartet - Julie Bon-bon, Pompier and Mr. & Mrs. Honeycomb - "Cock-a-doodle, Cock-a-doodle, Cocka-doodle-do! Julie Bon-bon wins her case..." 9. Finale Act I - "Hail the hero of the day! Hail him with hip, hip, hooray! Hail the bright and rising star!
Hail the hero of the Bar! ..." ACT II - The Spa Hotel, Schoffenburgen. 10. Opening Chorus, with solo - Hans - "Isn't it wonderful? Isn't it strange? In a few weeks what a marvellous change! Once the hotel now so busy and gay..." 11. Saltarelle 12. Song - Pompier - "I know a little girl who is very, very shy; be careful of the girl that's shy. She goes about so modestly with downcast eye..." 13. Quartet - Tom, Percy, Cecil and Ducie - "A coupon which Cook's recommend, a hansom to Charing Cross end, a smoker to Dover, a calm passage over..." 14. Duet - Honeycomb and Julie Bon-bon - "The tendency of modern times is all for first and third, and one or t'other we must each select..." 15. Song - Ruth and Chorus - "Some people have the money, and others have the brains, but lots would like to have a voice like Sister Mary Jane's..." 16. Song - Norah and Chorus - "Ere we part, love, it may be for years ... It may be for years ... Take these flow'rs, love, watered by my tears..." 17. Quartet - Mrs. Honeycomb, Major, Ruth and Pompier - "I'll be a lively widow, and I'll roll my merry eye, and dress myself as lively widows do..." 18. Concerted Piece - "Ding-dong, ding-dong goes the big, big gong, and echoes far around; it plainly states that dinner waits, a truly welcome sound..." 19. Pas de Quatre 20. Song - Bon-bon and Chorus - "Tell me what you does with all your money, says Sambo..." 21. Duet - Ruth and Major - "Upon the stage let's have a fling, we'll try the music halls, and trill the sweet poetic lays each lady singer bawls..." 22. Finale Act II - "Now for the Carnival! Now for the fun! Now for a frolicsome day! Blue are the heavens and warm is the sun; let us be merry and gay.." Song no. 12 was composed by Gustave Kerker. Song no. 20 was composed by Andrew Mack. CAST Canon Ebenezer Honeycombe ("A Shining Light") Mrs Honeycombe (his Wife) Norah Honeycombe (their Daughter) Mabel (Norah's Friend) Major Fossdyke (of the "Battersea Butterfly Shooters") The Major's Daughters Angela May Ethel Gladys Maud Edith Violet Rose Amos Dingle (Honeycomb's friend) Tom Everleigh (a Barrister) Algernon P. Ducie (an American) Percy Tooting (Ducie's Friend) Cecil Smyth (Ducie's Friend) Hans (Proprietor of the Spa Hotel, Schoffenburgen) Gretchen (Servant) Anna (Servant) Fritz (Servant) Ruth (Honeycomb's Servant) Blatterwatter (a Gendarme) M. Auguste Pompier (a French Spy) Mlle Julie Bon-Bon ("The Gay Parisienne") SCENES AND SETTINGS ACT I - Honeycomb's Lawn, Kingston-on-Thames. ACT II - The Spa Hotel, Schoffenburgen.
GAY'S THE WORD Book and music by Ivor Novello. Lyrics by Alan Melville Premiered at the Palace Theatre, Manchester - 17 October 1950 Transferred to the Saville Theatre 16 February, 1951 (504 perfs.) Gay's The Word is really a series of set pieces linked with dialogue and sub plot. THE STORY Gay Daventry is to bring a musical to London but which, in the event, it turns out to be a flop. It was a "Novello-type" musical and the author-composer started the show with a satire on his own work. After a Novello love song, Gay leaves the theatre to muse on the show's unlikely prospects. The ingénue of the show offers Gay £2000 to set up a drama school which she does - in Folkestone. A subplot follows the fortunes of a couple of smugglers who are anxious to use the school as a front for their operations. Teaching her students ballet, Gay drums into her pupils the recipe for success is "Vitality". Act 2 takes place as the end-of-term show at the Town Hall. The school's dance teacher having resigned means that Gay has to go on stage as a Greek dancer. Other scenes include an auction scene in which Gay, disguised as an auctioneer sells off the contents of her basement, including a trunk used by the smugglers to conceal their contraband. The final scene is the new show which gets Gay and her pupils back on to the professional stage. CAST: Prince Rosetta` Gay Daventry Stage Door Keeper Mrs Cheadle Peter Lynton Monica Stevens Birdie Wentworth Madame Nicolini Margaret Fallowfield Pierre Silvano Sir Claude Burton Plus Chorus MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Ruritania - The Boys 2. Everything Reminds Me Of You - Prince, Linda and Chorus 3. Guards On Parade - Gay and Boys 4. It's Bound To Be Right On The Night - Gay 5. Father Thames - Madame Nicolini and Students 6. Finder, Please Return - Linda 7. An Englishman In Love - Peter 8. If Only He'D Looked My Way - Gay
9. Vitality! - Gay and Company 10. Teaching - Madame Nicolini, Monica and Margaret 11. Vitality! Reprise - Reprise Linda, Gay and Company 12. Sweet Thames - Linda, Boys and Girls 13. Gaiety Glad - Gay and Company 14. If Only He'D Looked My Way Reprise - Gay and Peter 15. A Matter Of Minutes - Peter and Linda 16. A Matter Of Minutes Reprise - Peter and Linda 17. On Such A Night As This - Linda, Girls and Boys 18. Bees Are Buzzin' - Gay and Company 19. Bees Are Buzzin' Reprise - Gay and Company 20. Finale - The Company Gay’s The Word (O.S.T.) by Original 2012 London Cast Gay’s The Word (O.S.T.) by Original 2012 London Cast