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Susanna, Don't You Cry   

 
Martin Beck Theatre , (5/22/1939 - 5/27/1939)
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Opening Date:May 22, 1939   
Closing Date:May 27, 1939 Total Performances:5

Category: Musical, Romance, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and New York City
Comments: Part of The American Lyric Theatre Repertory Season.


Production Staff
Produced by American Lyric Theatre (Robert Edmond Jones, Managing Director); Produced in association with The League of Composers
Special arrangements by Hans Spialek; Book by Sarah Newmeyer and Clarence Loomis; Lyrics by Stephen Foster; Music by Stephen Foster; Musical Director: Lee Pattison; Chorus under the direction of May Valentine
Staged by Josť Ruben
Scenic Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Lighting Design by Robert Edmond Jones
Based on melodies of Stephen Foster; Conducted by Andre Polah
Cast
Jay Amiss Minstrel
Avis Andrews Angie
James Armstrong Second Houseman
Leona Avery Hall Johnson Choir
Marguerite Avery Hall Johnson Choir
Trevor Bannister Hall Johnson Choir
Michael Bartlett Carter Reynolds
Mabel Bergen Hall Johnson Choir
Beulah Blake Chorus
Lawrence Bolton Jeb Martin
Jonathan Brice First Houseman
Oscar Brooks Hall Johnson Choir
Maudina Brown Hall Johnson Choir
Frank Chamberlin Bradley
Peter Chambers Stage Doorman
Minstrel
James Chartrand Chorus
Robert Chisholm Jonathan Lamphrey
Angela Chope Chorus
Richard Clark A Young Composer
Robert Clarke Lem
Leslie Coles Hall Johnson Choir
Lee Couch Minstrel
Caryl Crane Chorus
George Dickson Hall Johnson Choir
Diana Donnenwirth Jeannie June (Age 4)
Viola Drake Hall Johnson Choir
Frances Earnest Chorus
Edward Edmonson Hall Johnson Choir
Dorothy Essig Chorus
Isabel Gerard Chorus
Ruth Gibbs Hall Johnson Choir
Louis Gilbert Hall Johnson Choir
James Gillis Chorus
Winfred Gordon Hall Johnson Choir
Richard Hale Jonathan Lamphrey
Bettina Hall Susan Eliot
Claudia Hall Hall Johnson Choir
Edgar Hall Hall Johnson Choir
George H. Hall Hall Johnson Choir
Geraldine Hamilton Chorus
Wyer Owens Handy Hall Johnson Choir
Cathryn Harvey Chorus
Lansing Hatfield Brian Tolliver
Adolph Henderson Hall Johnson Choir
Karl Holly Chorus
J. Louis Johnson Cato
Janice Joyce Chorus
Charlotte Junius Hall Johnson Choir
Walter Keyes Hall Johnson Choir
John Kirk Grandfather
Clair Kramer Minstrel
Mildred Lassiter Hall Johnson Choir
Ernice Lawrence Chorus
Donald Lee Chorus
George Lessey Judge Bland
Telete Lester Chorus
Ross Lockwood Chorus
Merle Maddern Mrs. Bland
Ralph Magelsson Brian Tolliver
Hope Manning Eulalie Bland
Edward Marshall Minstrel
William Mende Minstrel
Helen Mestelle Grandmother
Ghost
Mary Lou
Eunice Northrup Chorus
Newman Odon Hall Johnson Choir
Helen Oliver Chorus
Mary Perry Mrs. Stoddard
Juanita Polk Hall Johnson Choir
Claudia Reilly Hall Johnson Choir
Helen Renee Jeannie June (Age 8)
Paul Roberts Randy
Minstrel
Luther Saxon Hall Johnson Choir
Lawrence Siegle Chorus
Allen Stewart Chorus
Alice Tobin Chorus
William Vaughan Hall Johnson Choir
Elinor Waldon Chorus
Benveta Washington Hall Johnson Choir
Jean Watson Chorus
Roland Wheatle, Jr. Hall Johnson Choir
Philip Whitfield Minstrel
Marjorie Williamson Chorus
Ray Yeates Hall Johnson Choir
music by Stephen Foster; lyrics by Stephen Foster
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Ah, May the Red Rose Live Alway Brian Tolliver
(Oh!) Susanna, Don't You Cry Brian Tolliver and Chorus
Turn Not Away Carter Reynolds and Susan Eliot
Under the Willow She's Sleeping Eulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
Eulalie Eulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
The Voice of Bygone Days Hall Johnson Choir
(Oh) Lemuel Angie
Go Down to the Cotton Fields Lem
Beautiful Dreamer Carter Reynolds
Open Thy Lattice, Love Minstrel and Chorus
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Valentine Chorus
Sweet Emerald Isle Brian Tolliver
Where Shall I Turn? Susan Eliot
Somebody's Coming to See Me Tonight Eulalie Bland
Gentle Annie Eulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
Glendy Burke Hall Johnson Octette
Angeline Angie, Lem and Hall Johnson Choir
ACT 2Sung By
Ring de Banjo Jonathan Lamphrey and Minstrels
Sweet Summertime Carter Reynolds
My Old Kentucky Home Jonathan Lamphrey and Minstrels
Some Folks Do Minstrels
(Oh) Lemuel (Reprise)Minstrels
Camptown Races Minstrels
Louisiana Belle Jonathan Lamphrey, Minstrels and Angie
Farewell, My Eulalie Jonathan Lamphrey
Why Have My Loved Ones Gone? Susan Eliot
Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts
(music by Clarence Loomis; lyrics by Clarence Loomis)
Susan Eliot and Lem
Soft Be Thy Slumbers Hall Johnson Choir
We'll Put for the South Hall Johnson Choir
Village Bells Angie and Hall Johnson Choir
(I Dream of) Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair Carter Reynolds