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Chee-Chee   

Based on the novel "The Son of the Grand Eunuch"
 
Lew Fields' Mansfield Theatre, (9/25/1928 - 10/20/1928)
First Preview: Total Previews: 0
Opening Date: Sep 25, 1928    
Closing Date: Oct 20, 1928 Total Performances: 31

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: A corridor in the Palace of the Holy Emperor; The road to the future; A wayside tavern; A forest; Visiting day at the Monastery of Celestial Clouds; The Gallery of Torments; The Palace



Production Staff
Produced by Lew M. Fields
Book by Lew M. Fields; Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Music orchestrated by Roy Webb; Musical Director: Roy Webb; Based on the novel "The Son of the Grand Eunuch" by Charles Pettit
Directed by Alexander Leftwich; Choreographed by Jack Haskell
Scenic Design by John F. Hawkins, Jr.; Costume Design by John Booth, Jr.; Miss Ford's costumes designed by James Reynolds
Cast
George AliSan Toy
Violetta AokiDancing Idol
Marshall BradfordLeader of Khonghouses
Richardson BrownEnsemble
Gene ByronEnsemble
James DaleEnsemble
Robert DavisEnsemble
Helen FordChee-Chee
Ralph GloverA Eunuch
Holy Emperor
William GriffithA Very Narrow-Minded Owl
Radiance and Felicity
Evelyn HannonsEnsemble
George HassellLi-Pi Siao
George HoustonThe Tartar Chief
Paul JensenEnsemble
George C. LehrianEnsemble
Philip LoebInnkeeper
Produndity and Meditation
Alan LoweAnother Eunuch
Bunny MooreEnsemble
Starke PattersonPrince Tao-Tee
Ruby PoeEnsemble
Eugenia RenonEnsemble
Dorothy RoyeMiss Smile of a Rose at the Dawning of Spring
Masa SanamiDancing Idol
Helen ShepardEnsemble
Betty StarbuckLi-Li Wee
Velma ValentineEnsemble
Ted WhiteEnsemble
William WilliamsLi-Pi Tchou
music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart
ACT 1 Sung By
We're Men of BrainsEunuchs
I Am a PrincePrince Tao-Tee
In a Great Big WayLi-Li Wee
The Most Majestic of Domestic OfficialsEnsemble
Holy of HoliesLi-Pi Siao and Li-Li Wee
Her Hair is Black as LicoriceLi-Pi Siao
Dear, Oh DearChee-Chee and Li-Pi Tchou
Await Your Love (Concubines' Song)Li-Pi Siao, Miss Smile of a Rose at the Dawning of Spring and Ensemble
Joy Is MineLi-Pi Tchou
I Wake at MorningLi-Pi Tchou
I Grovel to EarthChee-Chee
Just a Little ThingLi-Pi Tchou and Chee-Chee
You Are Both AgreedLi-Pi Siao, Li-Pi Tchou and Chee-Chee
I Must Love YouChee-Chee and Li-Pi Tchou
Owl Song (Song of the Owl)A Very Narrow-Minded Owl
I Must Love You (Reprise)
I Bow a Glad Good DayInnkeeper, Li-Pi Siao and Ensemble
Better Be Good to MeLi-Li Wee
The Tartar SongThe Tartar Chief and Ensemble
Better Be Good to MePrince Tao-Tee
ACT 2 Sung By
Khonghouse SongLi-Pi Tchou and Ensemble
Sleep, Weary HeadChee-Chee
Singing a Love SongThe Tartar Chief and Ensemble
Living Buddha (Impassive Buddha)Produndity and Meditation
Moon of My DelightLi-Li Wee and Prince Tao-Tee
I Grovel to Your ClothChee-Chee
I Must Love You (Reprise)
We Are the Horrors of Deadliest WoeEnsemble
Oh, Gala Day, Red-Letter DayPrincipals and Ensemble
Farewell, O LifeLi-Pi Tchou and Ensemble