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The Girl Behind the Counter   

 
Herald Square Theatre , (10/01/1907 - 6/06/1908)
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Opening Date:Oct 01, 1907   
Closing Date:Jun 06, 1908 Total Performances:282

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: "The Universal," an American department store in London; The "Jardin de Paris," at Hammersmith.


Production Staff
Produced by Sam S. and Lee Shubert, Inc. and Lew M. Fields
Music by Howard Talbot; Book by Leedham Bantock and Arthur Anderson; Freely adapted and reconstructed by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Arthur Anderson; Featuring "Much Obliged to You" by Benjamin Hapgood Burt; Featuring "When You Steal a Kiss or Two" by Kenneth S. Clark; Featuring "The Cherry in the Glass" by Paul Lincke and Will D. Cobb; Featuring songs with lyrics by Lilla Cayley Robinson
Produced under the direction of J. C. Huffman and Julian Mitchell
Scenic Design by Arthur Voegtlin; Costume Design by William H. Matthews
Conducted by William E. MacQuinn
Cast
George Beban Henri Duval
manager
Vernon Castle John Blobbs
waiter at the Jardin de Paris
Hon. Aubrey Battersea
friend of Lord Gushington
Hawkins
waiter
Louise Dresser Millie Mostyn
overlady at "The Universal"
Connie Ediss Mrs. Henry Schniff
formerly Mrs. Willoughby
Lotta Faust Ninette Valois
of the millinery department
Lew M. Fields Henry Schniff
a soldier of misfortune
Denman Maley Lord Augustine Gushington
familiarly known as "Gussie"
Ignacio Martinetti Dudley Cheatham
cashier
May Naudain Winnie Willoughby
Mrs. Schniff's daughter
Joseph Ratliff Charley Chetwynd
a self-made young millionaire
Topsy Siegrist Susie Scraggs
assistant cashier
Mae Allen Hattie Tryon
shopper
Nan Brennan Kitty Ermine
shopper
Gladys Browne Hope Gonne
saleslady
May Burnett Lady Stonybroke
patron
Daisy Carson Tessie Temple
cash girl
Claire Casscles Dottie Styles
shopper
Sebastian Cassie Tompkins
waiter
Erminie Clark Rhode Rimple
cash girl
Vincent Cooper Ponsonby
a chauffeur
Lillian Devere Sallie Sample
cash girl
Ida Doerge Vera Leight
saleslady
Radford D'Orsay Louis
booth attendant
Richard Fanning Simkins
waiter
Lottie Fremont Mrs. Crossley-Shoppington
Jane Grant Mrs. Mark Down
patron
Josephine Harriman Winnie Wimple
cash girl
Frances Harris Mrs. Uneeda Wafer
patron
Elizabeth Hawman Ensemble
Louise Hawman Ensemble
Viola Hopkins Mrs. Canby Dunn
patron
Ruth Humphries The Hon. Eunice Byington
patron
Bettine LeFevre Rita Ruffhouse
saleslady
Beatrice Liddell Ensemble
Molly Mack Tessie Tardington
saleslady
Dorothy Marlowe Ensemble
Edith Ethel McBride Mrs. M. Whittington
J.J. McDonald Francois
booth attendant
Seppie McNeil Ensemble
Olive Menton Lady Cheapington-Jones
patron
Ethel Millard Ida Knowington
saleslady
Charles Mitchell John L. Fitz Corbet
"Patsy" Mitchell Maggie
of the wrapping department
Mitchell & Durante
Hubert Neville Lord Rumbold
friend of Lord Gushington
Lillian Raymond Grace Church
saleslady
Elsa Reinhardt Lottie Munn
shopper
John Reinhardt Jean
booth attendant
Ada Robertson Ensemble
Madge Robertson Maida Mantell
saleslady
Reina Swift Willa Ketchum
saleslady
Joseph Torpey Bliffkins
waiter
Helen Turner Daisy Lyons
shopper
A. Van Sant Pierre
booth attendant
Winifred Vaughan Lady Bargyn-Hunter
patron
Marion Whitney Trixie Coates
shopper
Dorothy Williams Mrs. C.O.D. Billings
patron
Anna C. Wilson Winnie Fellows
saleslady
J. J. Youngs DeBelleville
porter for Millie Mostyn
music by Howard Talbot; lyrics by Arthur Anderson
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
The Entreprising Frenchman Henri Duval (manager) and Chorus
Flirting Dudley Cheatham (cashier) and Susie Scraggs (assistant cashier)
Eh? Ah? Oh! Mrs. Henry Schniff (formerly Mrs. Willoughby)
Shopping Shoppers and Chorus
(The Best I Get Is) 'Much Obliged to You
(music by Benjamin Hapgood Burt; lyrics by Benjamin Hapgood Burt)
Millie Mostyn (overlady at "The Universal")
The Bandbox Girl Ninette Valois (of the millinery department) and Pony Ballet
Won't You Buy? Winnie Willoughby (Mrs. Schniff's daughter) and Charley Chetwynd (a self-made young millionaire)
ACT 2Sung By
Frivolity The Pony Ballet
I Want to Marry a Man (I Mean to Marry a Man) Winnie Willoughby (Mrs. Schniff's daughter)
The Glow-Worm (Replaced "I Want to Marry a Man" after opening )
(music by Paul Lincke; lyrics by Lilla Cayley Robinson)
Winnie Willoughby (Mrs. Schniff's daughter)
(Any Time You're) Passing By Millie Mostyn (overlady at "The Universal")
When You Steal a Kiss or Two (Making Love)
(music by Kenneth S. Clark; lyrics by Kenneth S. Clark)
Ninette Valois (of the millinery department)
The Cherry in the Glass
(music by Paul Lincke; lyrics by Will D. Cobb)
Charley Chetwynd (a self-made young millionaire)
Now I've Married a Millionaire Mrs. Henry Schniff (formerly Mrs. Willoughby)
The Way of Trade Susie Scraggs (assistant cashier), Dudley Cheatham (cashier), The Pony Ballet and Chorus