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The-Merry-Go-Round   

 
Circle Theatre , (4/25/1908 - 7/18/1908)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Apr 25, 1908   
Closing Date:Jul 18, 1908 Total Performances:97

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical Comedy in Two Balmy Breaths from Bohemia
Setting: Mineola; New York City; Cafe La Boheme


Production Staff
Produced by Circle Production Company
Music by Gus Edwards; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Paul West; Featuring "Stupid Mr. Cupid" by Theodore M. Morse and Edward Madden; Lyrics to "The Shop Window Girls" by Will D. Cobb; Featuring "He's A-my Brud" by Fred Fisher and Jesse Lasky
Staged by George Marion; Chorus numbers and dances staged by Joseph C. Smith
Scenic Design by D. Frank Dodge and Matt Morgan; Costume Design by William H. Matthews
Cast
John Cantwell Ratsy
newsboy
Swiper
a pickpocket
James B. Carson Richard Niebelung
proprietor of the Cafe Boheme
Mabel Hite Martha Scraggs
a rural maid-of-all-work
Dorothy Jardon Mrs. Wheatly Bungalow
a young society widow
Ignacio Martinetti Casimir de Cliquot
aristocrat by birth and Bohemian by fate
George McKay Alec Smart
a side-show barker
Bill Graftly
a policeman
James J. Morton "Hen" Stubbs
a Reuben with Metropolitan tastes
Bobby North Morris Nosenstein
a promoter of vaudeville sensations
Melville Stewart Jack Saunders
a young American artist
Maude Adams Ensemble
Viola Adams Ensemble
Virginia Adams Show Girl
Ensemble
Jeannette Alpine Ensemble
May Barrell Ensemble
Ellen Beckwith Show Girl
Ensemble
Edna Belmont A Fortune Teller
Ensemble
Louise Carter Samantha Spavin
who keeps boarders
Regina Connelly Ensemble
Flora Crosbie Ensemble
Jean Davidson Ensemble
Rita Dean Show Girl
Ensemble
Erna Evans Ensemble
Pearl Gabrielle Ensemble
Mr. Gibbs A Farmer
Edythe Graham Ensemble
Lillian Hazel Ensemble
May Hopkins Violet Nearstar
Show Girl
Ensemble
Florence Jackson Ensemble
Suzanne Johnston Ensemble
Jim Kane A Merry-Go-Round Man
Jonathan Keefe Hiram Spavin
a veteran of the G.A.R.
Ethel Kelly Ensemble
May Kingdon Ensemble
Hilda V. Lawrence Show Girl
Alice Lazar Show Girl
Ensemble
Jeanne Macpherson Ensemble
Bobby Manning Ensemble
Stella Mauray Ensemble
Vernon Milton A Farmer
Gypsy Mooney Ensemble
Julia Mooney Ensemble
Arthur Morrison A Side-Show Man
Mae Murray Ensemble
Rita Perkins Jeanne Danvray
of the Bohemian set
Marjorie Race Ensemble
Lillian Rice Dancing Girl
Mabel Russell Maggie
of the candy booth
William Sadler A Glass Eater
Joan Sawyer Show Girl
William Sissons A Bearded Lady
Ethel Southgate A Snake Charmer
Ensemble
Marjorie Stewart Ensemble
May Thatcher Show Girl
Ensemble
Fay Tincher Ensemble
Angie Weimers Dancing Girl
Ocie Williams Ensemble
Millie Woods Ensemble
music by Gus Edwards; lyrics by Paul West
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
It's a Fair Day for a Fair-day Chorus
Rubens on Broadway Alec Smart (a side-show barker), Ratsy (newsboy) and Maggie (of the candy booth)
I Like Them Just Like You, Little Girl Casimir de Cliquot (aristocrat by birth and Bohemian by fate), Swells and Belles
I'm a Two-Horse Fellow in a One-Horse Town "Hen" Stubbs (a Reuben with Metropolitan tastes) and Company
Stupid Mr. Cupid
(music by Theodore M. Morse; lyrics by Edward Madden)
Martha Scraggs (a rural maid-of-all-work)
Betty You're the One Best Bet Ratsy (newsboy), Dancing Girls and Jockey Shrimps
I Won't Be Home for Dinner Mrs. Wheatly Bungalow (a young society widow)
I'm the Captain of the Mineola Guards Jack Saunders (a young American artist) and Company
ACT 2Sung By
Shopping Chorus
Have You Seen My Baby? Maggie (of the candy booth)
I Really Hate to Talk About Myself Martha Scraggs (a rural maid-of-all-work)
The Shop Window Girls
(lyrics by Will D. Cobb)
Casimir de Cliquot (aristocrat by birth and Bohemian by fate)
In a Studio Mrs. Wheatly Bungalow (a young society widow), Artists and Models
When the Music Starts to Play Jack Saunders (a young American artist)
He's A-my Brud
(music by Fred Fisher; lyrics by Jesse Lasky)
Martha Scraggs (a rural maid-of-all-work)
(We're the) Orchids of the Opera Opera Goers
Goodbye Old Year, Welcome New Chorus