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Knights of Song   

Hollywood Theatre, (10/17/1938 - 10/29/1938)
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Opening Date: Oct 17, 1938    
Closing Date: Oct 29, 1938 Total Performances: 16

Category: Musical, Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical excursion into the lives of Gilbert and Sullivan
Setting: London and New York from 1878 to 1907

Production Staff
Produced by Laurence Schwab
Book by Glendon Allvine; Based on a story by Glendon Allvine and Adele Gutman Nathan; Musical Director: George Hirst; Orchestrations furnished by Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.; Additional orchestrations by Harold Sanford
Staged by Oscar Hammerstein II; Gilbert and Sullivan musical excerpts staged by Avalon Collard
Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey; Costume Design by Kate Lawson
John AdairMcManus
Jay AmissEnsemble
Earl AshcroftEnsemble
Charles AtkinJames McNeil Whistler
Reginald BachRichard D'Oyly Carte
Victor BeecroftHarris
Beulah BlakeEnsemble
Freeman BloodgoodEnsemble
Nigel BruceWilliam Schwenk Gilbert
Ralph BunkerSir Joseph Porter
H.M.S. Pinafore
Major General
Pirates of Penzance
Trial by Jury
Martha BurnettMidshipmate
H.M.S. Pinafore
Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado
Angus CairnsEnsemble
Robert ChisholmOscar Wilde
Virginia ColeEnsemble
Robert CollinsButler
Burr CrandallOrgan Grinder
Norman CrandallEnsemble
Shirley DaleCousin Hebe
H.M.S. Pinafore
Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado
Three Little Maids
The Mikado
Paul DavinEnsemble
Shannon DeanVera Tracy
Vera DeanEnsemble
Vera DeaneThree Little Maids
The Mikado
Annamary DickeyEdith
Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado
Three Little Maids
The Mikado
Mary DyerButtercup
H.M.S. Pinafore
Pirates of Penzance
Bruce EvansJames Caldwell Bradley
Anthony FerraraEnsemble
William ForanUnion Delegate
Ann FrancisEnsemble
Shirley GaleWardrobe Woman
Davie GladstoneEnsemble
Carrie GlennMaid
Norman GrayHerald Reporter
Sally HadleyEnsemble
Natalie HallMrs. Cynthia Bradley
Edward HayesEnsemble
Karl HollyOfficer of the Deck
Mary HoppelKatisha
The Mikado
Dame Carruthers
Yeomen of the Guard
Rosalind IvanMrs. Gilbert
Myrtis JacksonClara
H.M.S. Pinafore
Pirates of Penzance
Dorothy JohnsonLady-in-Waiting
Lois KirkEnsemble
Earle MacVeighCorcoran
H.M.S. Pinafore
Pirates of Penzance
Emily MarshEnsemble
John MooreArthur Seymour Sullivan
Henry MowbrayHis Grace, The Archbishop of Canterbury
Sandra NovaEnsemble
Winston O'KeefeGeorge Bernard Shaw
Remington OlmsteadEnsemble
Eva PaulMary Lou Simmons
Molly PearsonHer Majesty, Queen Victoria
Orlo RexfordPonsonby
Dick Deadeye
H.M.S. Pinafore
The Mikado
Martha RobertsSarah Burnside
Leonard RockyFlunkey
Edward Ryan, Jr.David, Grandson of Edward VII
David ShowalterTribune Reporter
Lord Ansel
Laurence SiegelEnsemble
Lawrence SiegleMate
H.M.S. Pinafore
Pirate King
Pirates of Penzance
Betty SparksEnsemble
George VaughanBosum
H.M.S. Pinafore
Gladstone WaldripTimer Reporter
Ruth WentonEnsemble
Everett WestThomas
H.M.S. Pinafore
Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado
Rex WilliamsHis Imperial Highness, Crown Prince Wilhelm
Monty WoolleyHis Royal Highness, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
Over the Bright Blue Sea (from H.M.S. PINAFORE)Singing Girls
Sir Joseph's Berge Is Seen (from H.M.S. PINAFORE)Singing Men and Singing Girls
Now Give Three Cheers (from H.M.S. PINAFORE)Sir Joseph Porter (H.M.S. Pinafore), Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore) and Cousin Hebe (H.M.S. Pinafore)
When I Was a Lad (from H.M.S. PINAFORE)Sir Joseph Porter (H.M.S. Pinafore), Cousin Hebe (H.M.S. Pinafore) and Ensemble
H. M. S. Pinafore Act 2 Finale (from H.M.S. PINAFORE)Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore), Sir Joseph Porter (H.M.S. Pinafore), Cousin Hebe (H.M.S. Pinafore), Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore), Ralph (H.M.S. Pinafore), Dick Deadeye (H.M.S. Pinafore) and Ensemble
Ring the Merry Bells (from H.M.S. PINAFORE)Mrs. Cynthia Bradley, Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore), Sir Joseph Porter (H.M.S. Pinafore) and Guests
I Was a Pale Young Curate Then (from THE SORCERER)Oscar Wilde
Merry Young Heart (from THE SORCERER)Mrs. Cynthia Bradley and Arthur Seymour Sullivan
When I, Good Friends (from TRIAL BY JURY)Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Onward Christian SoldieresMrs. Cynthia Bradley
Opening Chorus of The Pirates of Penzance (from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE)Samuel (Pirates of Penzance) and Pirates
Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast (from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE)Frederic (Pirates of Penzance) and Singing Girls
Poor Wandering One (from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE)Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) and Singing Girls
Policeman's Song (from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE)Sergeant and Policeman
The Pirates of Penzance Act 2 Finale (from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE)Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance), Major General (Pirates of Penzance), Ruth (Pirates of Penzance), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Edith (Pirates of Penzance), Kate (Pirates of Penzance), Frederic (Pirates of Penzance), Samuel (Pirates of Penzance), Mrs. Cynthia Bradley and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Happy With Winged Feet (from IVANHOE)Clara and Thomas
None Shall Part Us (from IVANHOE)Mrs. Cynthia Bradley and Arthur Seymour Sullivan
The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring (from THE MIKADO)Mrs. Cynthia Bradley and Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Am I Alone? (from PATIENCE)Oscar Wilde
The Moon and I (from THE MIKADO)Mrs. Cynthia Bradley
The Mikado Act 1 Finale (from THE MIKADO)Katisha (The Mikado), Nanki-Poo (The Mikado), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Peep-Bo (The Mikado) and Pish-Tush (The Mikado)
Three Little Maids from School (from THE MIKADO)Three Little Maids (The Mikado)
I Am a Judge (from TRIAL BY JURY)Judge (Trial by Jury) and Ensemble
The Screw May Twist (from THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD)Dame Carruthers (Yeomen of the Guard) and Ensemble
For I Am Blithe (from PATIENCE)Patience (Patience)
Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes (from THE GONDOLIERS)Marco (Gondoliers)
Bow Bow (from IOLANTHE)Principals and Ensemble