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The Oyster Man   

Grand Opera House, (12/16/1907 - circa. 12/21/1907)
Haverly's 14th Street Theatre, (12/30/1907 - 1/04/1908)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 16, 1907    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1908 Total Performances:

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A spectacular song comedy in two acts
Setting: Baltimore and the Isle of Blazassus
Comments: Originally opened 11/25/1907 at the Yorkville Theatre and closed 11/30/1907 after 10 performances. It played at the Metropolis Theatre from 12/23/1907 until its move to the 14th Street Theatre. In total it played 36 performances.

Production Staff
Produced by Jules Hurtig and Harry Seamon
Book by Flournoy E. Miller and Aubrey L. Lyles; Based on a story by James Halleck Reid; Music by Will Vodery and Ernest Hogan; Lyrics by Henry Creamer; Additional lyrics by Lester A. Walton; Musical Director: Will Vodery
Staged by Ernest Hogan
Costume Design by Will R. Barnes; Scenic Design by Angevine
Ella AndersonMrs. Short
Princess Itto
Blanche ArlingtonChorus
La La
Ruth BelmontPonno
Beatrice BowenChorus
Rose BrownChorus
Pinkey CooperChorus
William CowenChorus
Carita DayAngeline Gaillard
Ella DeasBelle Cowan
Lawrence DeasSamuel Austen
Charles FosterPanama Jack
John L. GrantChorus
Gus HallChorus
Ora HenryChorus
Mrs. Change
Ernest HoganRufus Rastus
Robert A. KellyBrother Peter Smith
Bertha LeeChorus
Joseph LyllardChorus
George LynnierHo Bo
James R. MarshallChorus
Fred MillerChorus
Billie MooreGazook Seventh Eleventh
Newell MooreChorus
Florence OsgoodChorus
Gertie PetersonChorus
Harry ReedUseless
Sophie ReedChorus
Muriel RinggoldMatilda Jeusharp
Emma RobinsonChorus
Mrs. Pocketbook
Minnie RobinsonChorus
John RuckerSunny Sam
Louise SalisburyBa La
Annie SmithChorus
Violet SomersChorus
Esmerelda StrathamChorus
George TaylorChorus
Arthur ThomasChorus
Maggie ThomasChorus
Mrs. Chinn
Dolly ThorpeMrs. Chance
Frank TraceyChorus
Al F. WattsAunt Jemima
William WilkensPoliceman 4-11-44
Craig WilliamsSpecialty
Greg WilliamsGeorge Oramos
James WorlesDebility
music by Will Vodery and Ernest Hogan; lyrics by Henry Creamer
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Fish ChorusEnsemble
MinaMatilda Jeusharp, Pony Ballet and Chorus
Yankee Doodle CoonSamuel Austen and Yankee Belles
White WashSunny Sam and Male Chorus
To-morrowSpecialty and Chorus of Beaus and Belles
Contribution BoxRufus Rastus and Jubilee Chorus
I Just Can't Keep My Eyes Off You
(lyrics by Lester A. Walton)
Angeline Gaillard and Rufus Rastus
To BlazassusEntire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Roll On, Mighty WaveMermaid Chorus
Enough, (That's Enough)Rufus Rastus
All Hail the KingGazabo and Native Chorus
Dogalo (Doggielow)Native Chorus
Meet Me at the Barber ShopKoldo and Double Octette
When Buffalo Bill and His Wild West Show First Came to BaltimoreZamazi and Entire Company