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A Hero Is Born   

 
Adelphi Theatre , (10/01/1937 - 11/27/1937)
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Opening Date:Oct 01, 1937   
Closing Date:Nov 27, 1937 Total Performances:50

Category: Musical, Extravaganza, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and about the Castle of Pantouflia
Comments: Performed Tuesday-Saturday evenings, and a Sunday matinee.


Production Staff
Produced by Federal Theatre Project of The WPA
Music by A. Lehman Engel; Written by Theresa Helburn; from a fairy tale by Andrew Lang; Lyrics by Agnes Morgan; Musical Director: Alexander Saron; Music orchestrated by Alexander Saron
Staged by Agnes Morgan; Production Supervised by Edward Goodman
Scenic Design by Tom Adrian Cracraft; Costume Design by Alexander Jones
Cast
Alfredo Allegro A Courier from the Duke of Kinbabbles
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Hugh Banks Gossiping Guest
Eleanora Barrie The Fairy of the Sword
Gossiping Guest
Eleanor Benedikt The Blue Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mary Berkeley Duchess of Kinbabbles
Elizabeth Bilencova The Purple Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
Doan Borup Baron Grouchogg
James Bradleigh Gossiping Guest
Ione Bright The Armored Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Ronald Brogan First Young Buck
Gossiping Guest
Marjorie Brown Lady Kathleena
Robert Bruce Count Piffledown
Walter Burke A Gentleman of Uncertain Age
Time
William
Peter Byrne A Manservant
Camelia Campbell The Rainbow Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Other Guest
John Christian Antonio
a Page
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Delancey Cleveland A Servant
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Clay Cody Gaston's Chef
James Coyle First Under Cook
An Unexpected Vistior
Louis Cruger Another Servitor
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Muni Diamond A Gourmet
Gossiping Guest
Jack Egan Alfredo
a Page
Second Young Buck
Gossiping Guest
David Enton A Prankster
John Farman Gaston
The Proprietor
Singing Escort
Elinor Flynn The Gray Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
A Guest Who Loves Dancing
Edward Forbes Chief Steward
Tom Greenway Another Servitor
A Prankster
Anthony Grey Another Servant
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mollie Hakim Orchestral Trio
Charles Henderson An Inebriated Patron
Lord Chief Justice
Paul Jacchia Son
Gossiping Guest
Jane Jonson The Silver Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Clarence Kane Second Under Cook
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Toccoa Lauder Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
George Le Soir Lord Kelso
Drue Leyton Lady Rosalind
Claire Lillis Gossiping Guest
Robert Lowe Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Seymour Malmude Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Isabel Marlyn The Fairy of Flame
Other Guest
John McCormack Another Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Lewis McMichael Another Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
John McNulty A Retainer of Baron Grouchogg
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
Albert McWilliams Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
A Footman
Helen Morrow Lady Molinda
Beatrice Olson The White Fairy
A Lady Who Does
Gossiping Guest
William Phelps Zoroaster
Visitor's Brother
George Probert A Gentleman Who Should Know Better
Janet Rathbun Lady Piffledown
Harry Redding Viscount Piffle
David Resnikoff Nicolo
a Page
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Duke of Kinbabbles
Ethel Reynolds Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Frances Ritchie A Royal Nurse
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mary Roth The Bubble Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Charles MacLean Savage Paterfamilias
Gossiping Guest
Jack Shipman Another Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Lillian Shrewsbury Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Harry Sothern Thomas Benson
Raymond Southwick Chief Cook
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Sylvia St. John Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Minnie Stanley The Black Fairy
Ben Starkie H.R.H. Prince Prigio
Lillian Steele The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir
Mater Familiar
Donald Stewart A Herald
Gossiping Guest
Louise Swanson The Star Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Viola Swayne Gossiping Guest
Frederic Tozere H.M. The King
Marie Valdez Orchestral Trio
William Vaughan Tony
June Victor Orchestral Trio
Agnes Williams A Royal Nurse
Gossiping Guest
Sidney Williams Gourmet's Crony
Other Guest
Jennie Wren The Golden Fairy
Daughter
Gossiping Guest
Margaret Wycherly H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia
music by A. Lehman Engel; lyrics by Agnes Morgan
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Tra la la Chief Steward, A Servant, Another Servant, Five more Servitors, Alfredo (a Page), Antonio (a Page), Son and Nicolo (a Page)
Matters Culinary Chief Cook, First Under Cook and Second Under Cook
Fiddle Dee Dee H.M. The King and H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia
The Royal March H.M. The King, H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia and Servants
Music in the Air The Fairy of Flame, The Rainbow Fairy, The Golden Fairy, The Star Fairy, The Silver Fairy, The Purple Fairy, The Fairy of the Sword, The Bubble Fairy, The White Fairy, The Gray Fairy, The Armored Fairy, The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir, The Blue Fairy and The Black Fairy
Magic Gifts The Fairy of Flame, The Rainbow Fairy, The Golden Fairy, The Star Fairy, The Silver Fairy, The Purple Fairy, The Fairy of the Sword, The Bubble Fairy, The White Fairy, The Gray Fairy, The Armored Fairy, The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir, The Blue Fairy, The Black Fairy and Orchestral Trio
Christening Music Orchestra
A Question of Gait
(lyrics by Thomas Burke)
A Gentleman of Uncertain Age (Time) and Men's Ensemble
Woe Is Me Lady Molinda and Lady Kathleena
Feline Wisdom Zoroaster
Off to Gluckstein The Pantoufflian Court
Keeping Priglio Company Orchestra
Keeping Priglio Company (Reprise)Orchestra
The Secret of Success Gaston (The Proprietor)
We Believe Lady Rosalind and H.R.H. Prince Prigio
ACT 2Sung By
Combat The Elements
A Love-Lorn Maid Chief Steward
They Say Gossiping Guests
The Best Dance of All Gaston (The Proprietor)
The Best Dance of All (Reprise)Gaston (The Proprietor) and Gossiping Guests
The Song of Priglio Guests of Lord Kelso
Important Announcement H.M. The King
Hurrah for Life Guests of Lord Kelso
Priglio Don't Know H.M. The King, Lady Molinda, Lady Kathleena, An Unexpected Vistior and Zoroaster
The Last Word Lady Rosalind