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The Chocolate Soldier   

Jolson's 59th Street Theatre, (1/27/1930 - 2/15/1930)
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Opening Date: Jan 27, 1930    
Closing Date: Feb 15, 1930 Total Performances: 25

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in three acts
Setting: 1885, near the Dragoman Pass, Bulgaria


Production Staff
Produced by Jolson Theatre Musical Comedy Company
Music by Oscar Straus; Book by Rudolph Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson; Book adapted by Stanislaus Stange
Staged by Milton Aborn
Cast
Frances Baviello
Louka
Popoff's servant
Citizeness
Roy Cropper
Major Alexius Spiridoff
member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina
John Dunsmure
Col. Kasimer Popoff
member of the Bulgarian Army
William C. Gordon
Captain Massakroff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Wee Griffin
Stephen
Popoff's servant
Vivian Hart
Mascha
Aurelia's cousin
Alice MacKenzie
Nadina Popoff
Col. Popoff's daughter
Charles Purcell
Lieutenant Bumerli
"The Chocolate Soldier"
Vera Ross
Aurelia Popoff
Nadina's mother
Joel Berloe
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Harold E. Bomgardner
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Angelo Boschediti
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Leonore Brody
Citizeness
Helen Cowan
Citizeness
Elizabeth Crandall
Citizeness
Cosmo D'Almada
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Carl Dews
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Barton Frazier
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Donald Gale
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Thelma Goodwyn
Citizeness
Emily Harris
Citizeness
Susan Hopkins
Citizeness
Genevieve Jagger
Citizeness
Eleanor Jenkins
Citizeness
Corine Jessop
Citizeness
Tybelle Kane
Citizeness
Ida Korost
Citizeness
Gertrude Lindross
Citizeness
John Mangum
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Clara Martens
Citizeness
Marvel Ober
Citizeness
Golda Orleans
Citizeness
Earl Plummer
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Melvin Redden
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Eleanor Richmond
Citizeness
Rita Stonefield
Citizeness
Mary Stuart
Citizeness
Velma Lois Sutton
Citizeness
Mabel Thompson
Citizeness
Sol Trell
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
Gertrude Waldon
Citizeness
Hobson Young
Citizen
Bulgarian Soldier
music by Oscar Straus; lyrics by
ACT 1 Sung By
My Hero Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
Sympathy Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
Seek the Spy Captain Massakroff (member of the Bulgarian Army), Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter), Mascha (Aurelia's cousin), Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother), Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier") and Bulgarian Soldiers
Thank the Lord the War Is Over Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Never Was There Such a Lover Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Major Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina)
The Chocolate Soldier Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
Tale of the Coat Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter), Mascha (Aurelia's cousin), Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother), Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier"), Major Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina) and Col. Kasimer Popoff (member of the Bulgarian Army)
That Would Be Lovely Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
ACT 3 Sung By
Sweetheart Ensemble
Falling in Love Mascha (Aurelia's cousin) and Major Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina)
The Letter Song Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
The Letter Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")