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Nearly a Hero   

Casino Theatre, (2/24/1908 - 6/06/1908)
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Opening Date: Feb 24, 1908    
Closing Date: Jun 06, 1908 Total Performances: 116

Category: Musical, Farce, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: Residence of Mr. Doolittle; Moreau's costuming establishment; Mr. Doolittle's villa at Seabright

Production Staff
Produced by Sam S. and Lee Shubert, Inc.
Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Edward B. Claypoole and Will Heelan; Music by Seymour Furth; Orchestra under the direction of Oscar Radin; Featuring "I Don't Want to Marry You" and "My Sahara Girl" by Edward B. Claypoole; Lyrics for "My Sahara Girl" by Harry B. Smith; Featuring "I'm So Particular" by Matt Woodward and Louis A. Hirsch; Featuring "I Was a Hero (Too)" by Egbert Van Alstyne and Harry Williams; Featuring "Mary! My Heather Belle" by John B. Lowitz; Featuring songs by Herman Avery Wade
Staged by George Marion and J. C. Huffman; Dances arranged by William Rock
Scenic Design by Arthur Voegtlin and Edward G. Unitt; Costume Design by Castel-Bert and Miss Finch; Men's costumes by Ritchie Harnden and Charles Swarns
Neva AymarEdith
the girl next door
Burrell BarbarettoFred Doolittle
Sam BernardLudwig Knoedler
nearly the hero of the day
Elizabeth BriceFrancine
a French maid
Sam EdwardsJabez Doolittle
with padlocks on his hip pockets
Ethel LeveyAngeline DeVere
a queen of musical comedy
Edgar NortonHarold Percy Montague
Zelda SearsMrs. Doolittle
Marian AlexanderHazel Dayton
Louis AustinSinger/dancer
Jane BrownSinger/dancer
Doris CameronNora Mooney
Miss CarrSinger/dancer
Cyril ChadwickSinger/dancer
William DavisSinger/dancer
Alice EisSinger/dancer
W. F. FairSinger/dancer
R. FranklynPlympton
an English footman
Edith GervanSinger/dancer
Robert Paton GibbsMoreau
a theatrical costumer
Fred GraySinger/dancer
Daisy GreeneMarie
cashier at Moreau's shop
Lillian HarrisGeraldine Murphy
Louis HelieCount Orloff
W. A. HungerfordSinger/dancer
Josephine KernellSinger/dancer
Richard J. KirkwoodSinger/dancer
Alice KnowltonSinger/dancer
Dorothy LancasterSinger/dancer
Rita LancasterSinger/dancer
Ethel LawrenceSinger/dancer
Victor Le RoySinger/dancer
Adelaide LehrSinger/dancer
Ada LewisGwendolyn Doolittle
a matinee girl of romantic dispositions
Samuel LindsaySinger/dancer
Virginia MarshallEstelle Puffenkranz
Violet MooreSinger/dancer
Susan PittHildegarde Jones
Nancy PooleSinger/dancer
Maxine RevillionMarian Love
Franklyn RobertsWade Waters
a bathing master
Katherine RobertsonSinger/dancer
Albertine SargentConnie Moore
Vaughn SargentPussy Foote
W. SlickSinger/dancer
Edith WarnerSinger/dancer
Dorothy WatsonLaura Lee
Ethel WheelerSinger/dancer
music by Seymour Furth; lyrics by Will Heelan and Edward B. Claypoole
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
BridgeMrs. Doolittle
After Office HoursFred Doolittle and Chorus
I Don't Want to Marry You
(music by Edward B. Claypoole)
Fred Doolittle and Edith (the girl next door)
(My) Sahara Girl
(music by Edward B. Claypoole; lyrics by Harry B. Smith)
Angeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy)
Waltz and Two-StepAngeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy), Edith (the girl next door) and Gwendolyn Doolittle (a matinee girl of romantic dispositions)
ACT 2 Sung By
Stitch, StitchChorus
Don't You Ever Tell I Told YouMarie (cashier at Moreau's shop) and Chorus
I'm So Particular
(music by Louis A. Hirsch; lyrics by Matt Woodward)
Angeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy)
I Was a Hero (Too)
(music by Egbert Van Alstyne; lyrics by Harry Williams)
Ludwig Knoedler (nearly the hero of the day)
My Washy Washy BeauChorus of Girls
Not ReallyHarold Percy Montague and Girls
Mary! My Heather Belle!
(music by Louis A. Hirsch; lyrics by John B. Lowitz)
Fred Doolittle and Girls
The Queen of Belle PareeAngeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy) and Men
ACT 3 Sung By
I Want a (Fine Little) Steam Yacht
(music by Herman Avery Wade; lyrics by Paul West)
Francine (a French maid) and Chorus
The Drawing LessonOctette
The Walking TourEdith (the girl next door), Marie (cashier at Moreau's shop), Francine (a French maid) and Chorus
A Singer Sang a SongLudwig Knoedler (nearly the hero of the day)