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Strike Up the Band   

Times Square Theatre, (1/14/1930 - 6/28/1930)
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Opening Date: Jan 14, 1930    
Closing Date: Jun 28, 1930 Total Performances: 191

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around the Horace J. Fletcher Chocolate Works and Switzerland

Production Staff
Produced by Edgar Selwyn
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Morrie Ryskind; Based on a libretto by George S. Kaufman; Musical Director: Hilding Anderson
Directed by Alexander Leftwich; Choreographed by George Hale
Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey; Costume Design by Charles LeMaire
Featuring the Orchestra of Red Nichols; Members of Red Nichols' Orchestra Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Dorsey and Jack Teagarden
Virginia Barnes
in the dream
Robert Bentley
Richard K. Sloane
Ethel Britton
in the dream
Doris Carson
Anne Draper
Bobby Clark
Man About Town
Colonel Holmes
in the dream
Dudley Clements
Horace J. Fletcher
Joyce Coles
Premiere Danseuse
in the dream
Walter Fairmont
in the dream
Jerry Goff
Jim Townsend
Ethel Kenyon
Myra Meade
Maurice Lapue
Herr Konrad
in the dream
Paul McCullough
Man About Town
in the dream
Marion Miller
Doris Dumme
in the dream
Blanche Ring
Mrs. Grace Draper
Margaret Schilling
Joan Fletcher
Gordon Smith
Timothy Harper
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1 Sung By
Fletcher's American Chocolate Choral Society Timothy Harper, Richard K. Sloane and Horace J. Fletcher
I Mean to Say Timothy Harper and Anne Draper
Typical Self-Made American Horace J. Fletcher, Jim Townsend and Yes-Men
Soon Joan Fletcher and Jim Townsend
A Man of High Degree Entire Company
The Unofficial Spokesman Colonel Holmes (in the dream) and Company
Three Cheers for the Union Company
This Could Go On For Years Company
If I Became President Colonel Holmes (in the dream) and Mrs. Grace Draper
Soon (Reprise) Joan Fletcher and Jim Townsend
(What's the Use of) Hanging Around with You? Timothy Harper and Anne Draper
He Knows Milk Jim Townsend, Joan Fletcher, Richard K. Sloane, Horace J. Fletcher and Ensemble
Strike Up the Band Jim Townsend, Entire Company and Red Nichols and His Band
ACT 2 Sung By
In the Rattle of the Battle Company
Military Dancing Drill Company
Mademoiselle from New Rochelle Colonel Holmes (in the dream), Gideon (in the dream) and Swiss Girls
I've Got a Crush on You Timothy Harper and Anne Draper
(How About a Boy) Like Me? Mrs. Grace Draper, Colonel Holmes (in the dream), Gideon (in the dream) and Horace J. Fletcher
Official Resume Ensemble
Ring a Ding Dong Bell (Ding Dong) Bridesmaids and Company