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Treemonisha   

 
Uris Theatre, (10/21/1975 - 11/02/1975)
Palace Theatre, (11/04/1975 - 12/14/1975)
First Preview: Oct 15, 1975 Total Previews: 6
Opening Date: Oct 21, 1975    
Closing Date: Dec 14, 1975 Total Performances: 64

Category: Musical, Opera, Original, Broadway
Setting: Plantation in Arkansas, northeast of the town of Texarkana, 3 or 4 miles from the Red River.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by James M. Nederlander, Joseph Nederlander and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by Adela Holzer, James M. Nederlander and Victor Lurie; Produced by arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company (Chicago and Westport)
Originally produced by The Houston Grand Opera Association
Music by Scott Joplin; Libretto by Scott Joplin; Music orchestrated by Gunther Schuller
Conceived by Frank Corsaro; Directed by Frank Corsaro; Choreographed by Louis Johnson
Scenic Design by Franco Colavecchia; Costume Design by Franco Colavecchia; Lighting Design by Nananne Porcher
General Manager: Nelle Nugent; Company Manager: John Scott
Production Stage Manager: Ben Janney; Stage Manager: Elizabeth Caldwell and Clinton Davis
Musical Supervisor: Gunther Schuller; Conducted by Gunther Schuller; Chorus Contractor: Earl L. Baker; Orchestra Contractor: Charles Russo; Music published by Chappell & Co. Inc.
Artistic Consultant: Vera Brodsky Lawrence; General Press Representative: Michael Alpert and Marilynn LeVine; Press Representative: Joshua Ellis; Dance Captain: James Thurston
Cast
Betty AllenMonisha
Ned's wife
Carmen BalthropTreemonisha
Ned's adopted daughter
Curtis RayamRemus
Raymond BazemoreSimon
Dorceal DuckensLuddud
Ben HarneyZodzetrick
Kenneth HicksAndy
Cora JohnsonLucy
The Louis Johnson Dance TheatreTreemonisha Dancer
Edward PiersonParson Alltalk
Dwight RansomCephus
Treemonisha Chorus
Willard WhiteNed
Earl L. BakerTreemonisha Chorus
Thea BarnesTreemonisha Dancer
Clyde-Jacques BarrettTreemonisha Dancer
Kenneth BatesTreemonisha Chorus
Kathleen Battle
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Treemonisha
Ned's adopted daughter
Alternate
Dwight BaxterTreemonisha Dancer
Renee BrailsfordTreemonisha Dancer
Karen BurkeTreemonisha Dancer
Barbara ChristopherTreemonisha Chorus
Steven ColeTreemonisha Chorus
Ella EureTreemonisha Chorus
Gregory GardnerTreemonisha Chorus
Reggie JacksonTreemonisha Dancer
Veda JacksonTreemonisha Dancer
Melvin JordanTreemonisha Chorus
Julia LemaTreemonisha Dancer
Anita LittlemanTreemonisha Dancer
Patricia McDermottTreemonisha Chorus
Janette MoodyTreemonisha Chorus
Marion MooreTreemonisha Chorus
Vera MooreTreemonisha Chorus
Lorna Myers
Saturday matinees
Monisha
Ned's wife
Alternate
Treemonisha Chorus
Rick OdumsTreemonisha Dancer
Glover ParhamTreemonisha Chorus
Patricia PatesTreemonisha Chorus
William PennTreemonisha Chorus
Dwayne PhelpsTreemonisha Dancer
Ivson PolkTreemonisha Dancer
Cornel RichieTreemonisha Chorus
Mabel RobinsonTreemonisha Dancer
Patricia RogersTreemonisha Chorus
Martial RoumainTreemonisha Dancer
Katherine SingletonTreemonisha Dancer
Christine SpencerTreemonisha Chorus
James ThurstonTreemonisha Dancer
Walter TurnbullTreemonisha Chorus
Gloria TurnerTreemonisha Chorus
Bobby WalkerTreemonisha Dancer
Peter WhiteheadTreemonisha Chorus
Arthur WilliamsTreemonisha Chorus
Pamela WilsonTreemonisha Dancer
Barbara YoungTreemonisha Chorus
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Scott Joplin ;  Libretto by Scott Joplin
music by Scott Joplin; lyrics by Scott Joplin
ACT 1 Sung By
OvertureOrchestra, Zodzetrick and Dancers
The Bag of LuckTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Remus, Ned and Zodzetrick
The Corn-HuskersTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Chorus
We're Goin' AroundTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Lucy, Remus, Ned, Chorus and Dancers
The Wreath Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife) and Lucy
The Sacred TreeMonisha (Ned's wife)
SurpriseTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter)
Treemonisha's Bringing UpTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Monisha (Ned's wife)
Good AdviceParson Alltalk and Chorus
ConfusionMonisha (Ned's wife), Lucy, Remus and Ned
SuperstitionSimon and Cephus
Treemonisha in PerilZodzetrick, Simon, Luddud and Cephus
The Frolic of the BearsDancers
The Wasp Nest Simon and Cephus
The RescueTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Remus
We Will Rest AwhileQuartet
Going HomeTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Remus and Foreman
Aunt Dinah Has Blowed de HornChorus and Dancers
ACT 2 Sung By
PreludeOrchestra
I Want to See My ChildMonisha (Ned's wife) and Ned
Treemonisha's ReturnTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Remus, Ned and Andy
Wrong Is Never Right Remus and Chorus
AbuseTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Andy
When Villains Ramble Far and NearNed
Conjuror's ForgivenTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Andy
We Will Trust You As Our LeaderTreemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Lucy, Ned, Remus, Andy and Chorus
A Real Slow DragCompany
Aunt Dinah Has Blowed de Horn (Reprise) Company