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The Yeomen of the Guard   
The Merryman and His Maid

 

Martin Beck Theatre, (9/20/1934 - 12/01/1934)
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Opening Date: Sep 20, 1934    
Closing Date: Dec 01, 1934 Total Performances: 11

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: Tower Green. 16th Century.
Comments: Opened 9/20/34; closed 9/22/34 after 4 perfs.; re-opened 10/29/34, closed 10/31/34 after 4 perfs; re-opened 11/30/34; closed 12/01/34 for 4 perfs.



Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Isidore Godfrey
Directed by James McRobbie Gordon
Costume Design by Percy Anderson
Cast
John DeanLeonard Meryll
Muriel DicksonElsie Maynard
Marjorie EyrePhoebe Meryll
Darrell FancourtSergeant Meryll
Kathleen FrancesKate
Dorothy GillDame Carruthers
Sydney GranvilleWilfred Shadbolt
Martyn GreenJack Point
Samuel MooneySecond Yeoman
C. William MorganFirst Citizen
Derek OldhamColonel Fairfax
Leslie RandsSir Richard Cholmondeley
Frank StewardSecond Citizen
Robert WilsonFirst Yeoman
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
When a maiden loves she sits and sighsPhoebe Meryll
Tower Warders, under ordersPeople and Warders
This is the autumn of our lifeSolo Warder
When our gallant Norman foesDame Carruthers and Warders
Alas! I waver to and froPhoebe Meryll, Leonard Meryll and Sergeant Meryll
Is life a boon?Colonel Fairfax
Here's a man of jollityChorus
I have a song to sing, O!Elsie Maynard and Jack Point
How say you, maiden, will you wed?Elsie Maynard, Jack Point and Sir Richard Cholmondeley
I've jibe and joke and quip and crankJack Point
'Tis done! I am a bride!Elsie Maynard
Were I thy bridePhoebe Meryll
Oh, Sergeant Meryll, is it true-
ACT 2 Sung By
Night has spread her pall once moreChorus
Warders are ye?Dame Carruthers
Oh! a private buffoon is a lighthearted loonJack Point
Hereupon we're both agreedJack Point and Wilfred Shadbolt
Free from his fetters grimColonel Fairfax
Strange adventure!Kate, Dame Carruthers, Colonel Fairfax and Sergeant Meryll
Hark! What was that, sir?Elsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll, Dame Carruthers, Colonel Fairfax, Wilfred Shadbolt, Jack Point, Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Sergeant Meryll and Chorus
A man who would woo a fair maidElsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll and Colonel Fairfax
When a wooer goes a-wooingElsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll, Colonel Fairfax and Jack Point
Rapture! Rapture!Dame Carruthers and Sergeant Meryll
Comes the pretty young bride