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La Plume de Ma Tante   

 
Royale Theatre , (11/11/1958 - 12/17/1960)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Nov 11, 1958   
Closing Date:Dec 17, 1960 Total Performances:835

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
Comments: Layoff from July 4 - August 3, 1959


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick and Joseph Kipness
Originally produced by Jack Hylton
Book by Robert Dhéry; Music by Gerard Calvi; English lyrics by Ross Parker; French Lyrics by Francis Blanche; Music arranged by Gerard Calvi; Musical Director: Gershon Kingsley; Music orchestrated by Gerard Calvi, Billy Ternent and Ronnie Monro
Directed by Robert Dhéry; Written and Devised by Robert Dhéry; Staged by Alec Shanks; Choreographed by Colette Brosset
Scenic Design by Dignimont (For "Le Bal Chez Madame de Mortemouille," "Trapped" and "In the Tuileries Gardens"), Erté (For "Light Soprano," "Ballet Classique," "Courting Time" and "Le Finale de Paris"), Alec Shanks (For "Song of the Swing"), Henri Pennec (For "Hommage Musical") and Lila de Nobili (For "Administration"); Dresses designed by Jacques Estérel (For "Femmes Fatales"); Scenery supervised by Charles Elson; Lighting Design by Charles Elson
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Ben Boyar
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Howard Stone and Hal Halvorsen; Assistant Stage Mgr: Hal Halvorsen
Orchestra: Domingo Blazes and his Latin-American Orchestra; Drums: Stan Krell; Clarinet: Ernie Mauro; Piano: Milt Kraus; Bass: Aaron Juvelier; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Curtain designed by Vertés
Press Representative: Frank Goodman, Seymour Krawitz and Ruth Cage; Ballet Mistress: Rita Charisse; Speech Consultant Dr. Simon R. Mitchneck
Cast
Robert Dhéry Announcer
Monsieur Robert
The Waiter
Performer
A Victim
Adam
Pamela Austin Madame de Mortemouille
Light Soprano
Véronique
The Schoolmistress
Nancy Baron Performer
Coka Brossecola The Spirit of The Night
Colette Brosset Speakerine
Mademoiselle Colette
A Femme Fatale
Queen of the Strip-Tease
A Clown
Eve
Acrobatie
Roger Caccia The Maitre d'Hotel
The Mother
Performer
The Passenger
A Pickpocket
A Filing Clerk
Yvonne Constant The Wife
A Femme Fatale
Air Hostess
A Lover
The Secretary
The High Priestess
Genevieve Coulombel The Princess
A Pupil
A Ballet Moderne Dancer
Francoise Dally A Pupil
A Ballet Moderne Dancer
The Corps de Ballet Performer
The Dugudu Dancers Performer
Nadine Gorbatcheff A Lover
Jill Hougham A Femme Fatale
A Pupil
Michael Kent Rider to the Sea
The Major Domo
Florestan
Agent de Police
The Ladies Athenian Choir Performer
Jean Lefevre Amsterdam
Johnny Walker
Performer
The Tie Vendor
A Workman
The Ventriloquist
Jacques Legras Mobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
Mr. Spratts
The Gendarme
Performer
A Victim
A Pickpocket
A Filing Clerk
The Serpent
Michel Modo Mobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
The Spahi
The Explorer
Performer
The Bystander
Pierre Olaf Mobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
Buster Brown
The Lover
The Prince
The Daughter's Lover
Performer
A Clown
Master Percy Smith
Nicole Parent The Witch Girl
A Femme Fatale
Dancer
Ross Parker Général Grosfut
The Husband
The Late Diner
The Father
Performer
A Butcher
The Boss
Henri Pennec Mobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
The Attaché
The Elevator Attendant
A Policeman
The Curé
A Workman
Claude Perrin A Pupil
Brigitte Peynaud The Daughter
A Femme Fatale
A Pupil
Mona Pivar A Pupil
Mary Reynolds Miss Innocent
A Femme Fatale
A Passer-by
The Bird Lover
Dancer
The Royal Croquettes Performer
Anna Stroppini Performer
A Pupil
Genevieve Zanetti Performer
Swings: C. K. Alexander and Edmond Varrato
Tony Award®
 1959 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Robert Dhéry; Music by Gerard Calvi; English lyrics by Ross Parker; Produced by David Merrick and Joseph Kipness
 1959 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Gershon Kingsley
nominee 1959 Special Awards [recipient]
Performer: Pamela Austin, Colette Brosset, Roger Caccia, Yvonne Constant, Genevieve Coulombel, Robert Dhéry, Michael Kent, Jean Lefevre, Jacques Legras, Michel Modo, Pierre Olaf, Nicole Parent, Ross Parker and Henri Pennec
 1959 Best Direction [nominee]
Robert Dhéry