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The Desert Song   

 
City Center, (1/08/1946 - 2/16/1946)
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Opening Date: Jan 08, 1946    
Closing Date: Feb 16, 1946 Total Performances: 45

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: Northern Africa.



Production Staff
Produced by Russell Lewis and Howard Young
Libretto by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel; Music by Sigmund Romberg; Musical Director: Waldemar Guterson
Staged by Sterling Halloway; Choreographed by Aida Broadbent
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
Company Manager: Emmett Callahan
Stage Manager: Michael Jeffrey
Press Representative: Helen Hoerle
Cast
Barbara BaileyMardi
Jean BartelClementina
a Spanish "lady"
William BowersSentinel
George BurnsonAli Ben Ali
Caid of a Riff Tribe
Walter CasselPierre Birabeau
General Birabeau's son
Richard CharlesSid El Kar
the Red Shadow's Lieutenant
ClarissaAzuri
Wilton ClaryCaptain Paul Fontaine
Joseph ClaudioSergeant La Vergne
Louis DeMagnusNogi
Keith GinglesAhmed
Jack GoodeBenjamin Kidd
Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald
Florette HillierYvette
Richard HughesHarem Guard
Lester MatthewsGeneral Birabeau
Governor of a French Moroccan Province
Sherry O'NeilSusan
General Birabeau's ward
Betina OrthFlorette
Tamara PageEdith
Thayer RobertsHassi
Antonio RovanoSergeant DuBassac
Paul RuthRiff Runner
Dorothy SandlinMargot Bonvalet
Jack SaundersOmar
Maria TaweelYvonne
Edward WellmanMindar
music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
High on a Hill
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Chorus
The Riff Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son), Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
Margot
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine and Soldiers
I'll Be a Buoyant Girl
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Susan (General Birabeau's ward) and Edith
Why Did We Marry Soldiers?
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Girls
French Military Marching Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet, Girls and Soldiers
Romance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet
Then You Will Know
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet, Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Ensemble
I Want a Kiss
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet, Captain Paul Fontaine, Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Chorus
TropicsBenjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
The Desert Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet and Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son)
Morocco Dance of MarriageAzuri, Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Dancing Girls
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Margot Bonvalet
ACT 2 Sung By
My Little Castagnette
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Harem Girls
Song of the Brass Key
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Clementina (a Spanish "lady") and Girls
One Good Boy Gone Wrong
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Clementina (a Spanish "lady")
Eastern and Western Love
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son), Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant), Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe) and Men
Let Love Go
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe)
One Flower in Your Garden
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant)
One AlonePierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son)
The Sabre SongMargot Bonvalet and Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son)
FarewellPierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Riffs
Tropics (Reprise) Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald), Susan (General Birabeau's ward) and Dancing Girls