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The Shoo-Fly Regiment   

 
Grand Opera House , (6/03/1907 - 6/08/1907)
Bijou Theatre , (8/06/1907 - 8/17/1907)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Jun 03, 1907   
Closing Date:Aug 17, 1907 Total Performances:23

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: Acts I and III: Lincolnville Institute in Alabama. Act II: Philippines.


Production Staff
Produced by Melville B. Raymond
Music by J. Rosamond Johnson; Book by Bob Cole; Lyrics by James W. Johnson; Musical Director: James Reese Europe; Lyrics for "On the Gay Luneta" and "Who Do You Love?" by Robert Cole; Music and Lyrics for "If Adam Hadn't Seen the Apple Tree" by Robert Cole; Lyrics for "Li'l Gal" by Paul Laurence Dunbar; Music for "On the Gay Luneta" by James Reese Europe
Staged by Bob Cole; Luneta dances arranged by Siren Nevarro
Costume Design by Siren Nevarro; Settings by Ernest Albert
Cast
Bob Cole Hunter Wilson
janitor, Lincolnville Institute
Wesley Jenkins Brother Doolittle
"Bode Edjicashun"
J. Rosamond Johnson Edward Jackson
a graduate of Tuskegee
Sam Lucas Brother Doless
"Bode Edjicashun"
Siren Nevarro Grizelle
a Filipino dancer
Arthur Ray Napoleon Bonaparte Lumpkins
the snowball
Andrew Tribble Ophelia
the village pride
Fannie Wise Rose Maxwell
the professor's daughter
Herbert Amos A Filipino Spy
Frank De Lyons Williamson
a blacksmith
Mollie Dill Dilsey Lumpkins
a widow with a family
Henry Gant Uncle July Jackson
Ned's father
Nettie Glenn Virginia
Ned's sister
Anna Cook Pankey Martha Jones
lady principal
Theodore Pankey Lieutenant Dixon
Co. G., 54th U.S.V.
William Phelps Orderly
Co. H., 54th U.S.V.
J. T. Porter Mailman
Lincolnville Post Office
Arthur Ray Randolf
a farmer
Arthur Talbot Professor Maxwell
principal of Lincolnville Institute
Elizabeth Williams Aunt Phoebe Jackson
Ned's mother
music by J. Rosamond Johnson; lyrics by James Weldon Johnson
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
De Bo'd of Education Brother Doolittle ("Bode Edjicashun") and Brother Doless ("Bode Edjicashun")
The Little Choo-Choo, Gee-Gee Edward Jackson (a graduate of Tuskegee) and Hunter Wilson (janitor, Lincolnville Institute)
Just How Much I Love You Edward Jackson (a graduate of Tuskegee)
If Adam Hadn't Seen the Apple Tree
(music by Robert Cole; lyrics by Robert Cole)
Hunter Wilson (janitor, Lincolnville Institute) and Picks
I'll Always Love Old Dixie Martha Jones (lady principal) and Girls
Run, Brudder Rabbit, Run Napoleon Bonaparte Lumpkins (the snowball) and Ophelia (the village pride)
ACT 2Sung By
Southland Edward Jackson (a graduate of Tuskegee), Martha Jones (lady principal) and Male Chorus
Li'l Gal
(lyrics by Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Edward Jackson (a graduate of Tuskegee) and Chorus
The Ghost of Deacon Brown Hunter Wilson (janitor, Lincolnville Institute) and Chorus
On the Gay Luneta
(music by James Reese Europe; lyrics by Robert Cole)
Lieutenant Dixon (Co. G., 54th U.S.V.) and Chorus
Lemmons Hunter Wilson (janitor, Lincolnville Institute)
ACT 3Sung By
We've Been to Boston Town Company
Who Do You Love?
(lyrics by Robert Cole)
Napoleon Bonaparte Lumpkins (the snowball) and Ophelia (the village pride)
Floating Down the Nile Edward Jackson (a graduate of Tuskegee)
Down in the Philippines Hunter Wilson (janitor, Lincolnville Institute) and Grizelle (a Filipino dancer)
The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground Entire Company