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Strike Up the Band   

Times Square Theatre, (1/14/1930 - 6/28/1930)
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Opening Date: Jan 14, 1930    
Closing Date: Jun 28, 1930 Total Performances: 191

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around the Horace J. Fletcher Chocolate Works and Switzerland

Production Staff
Produced by Edgar Selwyn
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Morrie Ryskind; Based on a libretto by George S. Kaufman; Musical Director: Hilding Anderson
Directed by Alexander Leftwich; Choreographed by George Hale
Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey; Costume Design by Charles LeMaire
Featuring the Orchestra of Red Nichols; Members of Red Nichols' Orchestra Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Dorsey and Jack Teagarden
Virginia BarnesSoisette
in the dream
Robert BentleyRichard K. Sloane
Ethel BrittonSuzette
in the dream
Doris CarsonAnne Draper
Bobby ClarkMan About Town
Colonel Holmes
in the dream
Dudley ClementsHorace J. Fletcher
Joyce ColesPremiere Danseuse
in the dream
Walter FairmontSergeant
in the dream
Jerry GoffJim Townsend
Ethel KenyonMyra Meade
Maurice LapueDoctor
Herr Konrad
in the dream
Paul McCulloughMan About Town
in the dream
Marion MillerDoris Dumme
in the dream
Blanche RingMrs. Grace Draper
Margaret SchillingJoan Fletcher
Gordon SmithTimothy Harper
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1 Sung By
Fletcher's American Chocolate Choral SocietyTimothy Harper, Richard K. Sloane and Horace J. Fletcher
I Mean to SayTimothy Harper and Anne Draper
Typical Self-Made AmericanHorace J. Fletcher, Jim Townsend and Yes-Men
SoonJoan Fletcher and Jim Townsend
A Man of High DegreeEntire Company
The Unofficial SpokesmanColonel Holmes (in the dream) and Company
Three Cheers for the UnionCompany
This Could Go On For YearsCompany
If I Became PresidentColonel Holmes (in the dream) and Mrs. Grace Draper
Soon (Reprise) Joan Fletcher and Jim Townsend
(What's the Use of) Hanging Around with You?Timothy Harper and Anne Draper
He Knows MilkJim Townsend, Joan Fletcher, Richard K. Sloane, Horace J. Fletcher and Ensemble
Strike Up the BandJim Townsend, Entire Company and Red Nichols and His Band
ACT 2 Sung By
In the Rattle of the BattleCompany
Military Dancing DrillCompany
Mademoiselle from New RochelleColonel Holmes (in the dream), Gideon (in the dream) and Swiss Girls
I've Got a Crush on YouTimothy Harper and Anne Draper
(How About a Boy) Like Me?Mrs. Grace Draper, Colonel Holmes (in the dream), Gideon (in the dream) and Horace J. Fletcher
Official ResumeEnsemble
Ring a Ding Dong Bell (Ding Dong)Bridesmaids and Company