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Tom Jones   

 
Astor Theatre , (11/11/1907 - 1/04/1908)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Nov 11, 1907   
Closing Date:Jan 04, 1908 Total Performances:65

Category: Musical, Comedy, Opera, Original, Broadway
Description: An opera in three acts
Setting: Squire Western's; Inn at Upton; Ranelagh Gardens


Production Staff
Produced by Henry W. Savage
Orchestra under the direction of Herman Perlet; Music by Edward German; Libretto by Robert Courtneidge and A. M. Thompson; Lyrics by Charles H. Taylor; Based on the novel by Henry Fielding; Lyrics for "King Neptune" by Basil Hood
Produced under the personal direction of Edward German and Robert Courtneidge; Dances arranged by Dave Marion
Scenic Design by Walter Burridge; Costume Design by Mme. Herman; Lighting Design by Joseph Wilson
Cast
Laura Butler Lady Bellaston
a lady of quality
Louise Gunning Sophia
Western's daughter
William Norris Benjamin Patridge
Gertrude Quinlan Honour
maid to Sophia
Van Rensselaer Wheeler Tom Jones
a foundling
Miss Aubrey A Farmer's Daughter
Odette Bourdeaux A Farmer's Daughter
Letty Wheatcroft
Sophia's friend
E.W. Bowman Soldier
Pimlott
Western's friend
Miss Bownes A Squire's Daughter
John Bunny Gregory
Western's servant
Florence Burdett Hostess
of the Inn at Upton
Miss Carroll A Squire's Daughter
E.A. Clark Farmer
Tony
Western's friend
Miss Crantzell A Squire's Daughter
T.D. Crittenden Highwayman
Miss Curtis A Squire's Wife
A Lady of Quality
Whitlock Davis
M. Edwardes Squire
Marjorie Fairbanks Bessie Wiseacre
Sophia's friend
A Lady of Quality
M. Fay Farmer
M. Fenton Squire
E. P. Foster Soldier
Squire Cloddy
Western's friend
M. Fougerard Farmer
John Frolisch Waiter
Squire
Bernard Gorcey Grizzle
Western's servant
Anna Hall Peggy
waiting maid
A Farmer's Daughter
M. Hammond Squire
Soldier
John Hassan Squire
Colonel Wilcox
William Herman Post Boy
M. Kearns Farmer
Charles Kingsland Tom Edwardes
Squire
Soldier
Miss Lang A Farmer's Daughter
Miss Leslie A Squire's Wife
Madge Marston Etoff
Lady Bellaston's maid
Louise Meyers Rosie Lucas
A Farmer's Daughter
Henry Norman Squire Western
Miss Norton A Farmer's Daughter
E.J. Oden Highwayman
Percy Parsons Officer
M. Pearson Farmer
Albert Pellaton Mr. Allworthy
a Somersetshire magistrate
Miss Peters A Squire's Daughter
Grace Rankin A Squire's Wife
Evelyn Smith Betty
waiting maid
A Squire's Wife
A Lady of Quality
Miss J. Standish A Squire's Daughter
Miss M. Standish A Squire's Wife
Miss Stoner A Squire's Daughter
M. Supraner Farmer
M. Terry Squire
Lucy Tonge Susan
serving maid at Upton
Vaughan Trevor Blifil
Allworthy's nephew
Henry Turpin Dobbin
Western's servant
Miss Vernon A Squire's Daughter
Miss Von deMuehlen A Squire's Daughter
Miss Weeks A Squire's Daughter
A Lady of Quality
Banning Willis Colonel Hamstead
Soldier
music by Edward German; lyrics by Charles H. Taylor
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Don't You Find the Weather Charming? Chorus
On a January Morning (in Zummersetscheer) Squire Western and Chorus
West Country Lad Tom Jones (a foundling) and Chorus
I Wonder Sophia (Western's daughter)
Wisdom Says 'Festina Lente Sophia (Western's daughter), Honour (maid to Sophia) and Tom Jones (a foundling)
The Barley Mow Honour (maid to Sophia), Gregory (Western's servant), Betty (waiting maid), Peggy (waiting maid), Dobbin (Western's servant) and Grizzle (Western's servant)
Here's a Paradox for Lovers (Madrigal) Sophia (Western's daughter), Honour (maid to Sophia), Tom Jones (a foundling) and Mr. Allworthy (a Somersetshire magistrate)
For Aye, My Love
ACT 2Sung By
Hurry, Bustle Hostess (of the Inn at Upton) and Officer
Benjamin Partridge, a Person of Parts Benjamin Patridge and Chorus
Dream o' Day Jill Sophia (Western's daughter)
Uncle John Tappit Gregory (Western's servant) and Chorus
My Lady's Coach Has Been Attacked Hostess (of the Inn at Upton) and Chorus
Let's Be Merry Honour (maid to Sophia), Benjamin Patridge and Gregory (Western's servant)
Love Maketh the Heart a Garden Fair
ACT 3Sung By
Glass of Fashion
All for a Green Ribbon Honour (maid to Sophia) and Male Chorus
Beguile, Beguile, with Music Sweet Sophia (Western's daughter)
King Neptune
(lyrics by Basil Hood)
Benjamin Patridge and Chorus
Hark, The Merry Marriage Bells