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The Cat's in the Larder    
or, The Maid with a Parasol

Resumed in Repertory throughout season ending 06/05/1841.
 
Olympic Theatre, (12/23/1840 - 1/24/1841)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 23, 1840    
Closing Date: Jan 24, 1841 Total Performances: 27

Category: Musical, Burlesque, Opera, Original, Broadway
Description: A Burlesque, Operatic Burletta on "La Gazza Ladra, or The Maid of Palaiseau," in One Act, 5 Scenes.
Setting: New York and its environs.



Production Staff
Music arranged by George Loder; Written by James Henry Horncastle; Based after the opera by Gioacchino Rossini
Stage Arrangements by William Mitchell
Scenic Design by Mr. Bengough
Cast
William MitchellFernando Villyebilly
an old soldier of the U.S. Army
Mr. ClarkeAnthony
Mr. Roche's clerk embodying the old adage
Mr. CunninghamFitzfritto Velscore
Master of the "Friends Retreat" hotel
Mr. William EdwinMr. Leary Roche
a Justice of the Peace
Mr. George GrahamIkey Ikey
a clock-maker; very distant relation to Stan Slick
Le Petit InconnuThe Tom Cat
Mr. RobertsBlazes
a gentleman of color and waiter at the hotel
Mr. RussellWilliam Velscore
Fitzfritto's son vacated for the vacation
Mrs. TimmJanetta
a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly
Miss TurnbullMiss Kookensnivey
a young lady wot dances
Mrs. WattsMrs. Fitzfritto Velscore
a shrewd woman, but a bitter shrew

Opening Chorus (Air of 'Let's haste to the wedding') (Let us haste to the wedding)Chorus
Recitative (Air of 'Di pacer mi balza il cor') (Deep in the chair)Janetta (a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly)
Aria (Air of 'Oh, you will come today')Janetta (a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly)
Song (Air of 'Clar de Kitchen') (Clocks, clocks, clocks, who'll buy my clocks?)Ikey Ikey (a clock-maker; very distant relation to Stan Slick)
Song (Air from 'PAUL AND VIRGINIA') (What sound strikes my ear?)Janetta (a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly)
Dance (The Xaleo de Xeres)Miss Kookensnivey (a young lady wot dances)
Grand Scena (Air of 'Bow, wow, wow!') (Last night, just as the sun, behind)Fernando Villyebilly (an old soldier of the U.S. Army)
Ballad (Air of 'My Pretty Jane') (My pretty Jane, my bar-maid Jane)Mr. Leary Roche (a Justice of the Peace)
Song (Air of 'She wore a wreath of roses') (He wore upon his person)Janetta (a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly)
Trio (Air of 'Oh nume benefico') (Thank fate; I am hither sent [Air changes to 'Mrs. Sneak and I'])Fernando Villyebilly (an old soldier of the U.S. Army), Mr. Leary Roche (a Justice of the Peace) and Janetta (a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly)
Sestette and Grand Chorus (Airs from LA GAZZA LADRA) (Oh hear a red-rosed feather)Fernando Villyebilly (an old soldier of the U.S. Army), Mr. Leary Roche (a Justice of the Peace), Ikey Ikey (a clock-maker; very distant relation to Stan Slick), Janetta (a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly) and Chorus
Ballad (Air of 'The Bridal Ring') (I dreamed, last night of my early days)Mr. Leary Roche (a Justice of the Peace)
Trio (Air of 'Hark! Tis the Indian Drum') (Yes like the Indian drum)Janetta (a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly), Mr. Leary Roche (a Justice of the Peace) and William Velscore (Fitzfritto's son vacated for the vacation)
Song (Air of 'Kelvin Grove') (Yes, I'll haste to Centre Street)Fernando Villyebilly (an old soldier of the U.S. Army)
Finale, Solos and Chorus (Airs of LA GAZZA LADRA) (Farewell, Janetta's sorrow)All