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Earl Carroll's Vanities [1931]   

Earl Carroll Theatre, (8/27/1931 - circa. 2/1932)
44th Street Theatre, (2/29/1932 - 4/09/1932)
First Preview: Total Previews: 0
Opening Date: Aug 27, 1931    
Closing Date: Apr 09, 1932 Total Performances: 300

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
Comments: This production marked the beginning of the use of light designers, rather than mere electricians. Because of the Depression, Carroll's idea was to attract a large audience at a cheap price (mass market). He charged $3 for top seats.



Production Staff
Produced by Earl Carroll
Music by Burton Lane; Book by Ralph Spence and Eddie Welch; Lyrics by Harold Adamson; Musical Director: Ray Kavanaugh; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino; Additional music by Cliff Friend, Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill, Vincent Rose, Maurice Ravel and Hyman Grossman; Featuring songs with lyrics by Cliff Friend, Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill, Vincent Rose, Nathaniel Lief and Max Lief; Featuring songs by Larry Besson
Directed by Earl Carroll; Staged by Edgar MacGregor; Choreographed by George Hale; Ballets by Gluck Sandor; Conceived and assembled by Earl Carroll
Scenic Design by Vincente Minnelli and Hugh Willoughby; Costume Design by Vincente Minnelli and Charles Le Maire
Special Effects by Professor Tax Teuber
Cast
Lucille Adair

Irene Ahlberg

Louise Allen

Doris Andress

Helen Arlen

Audrey Arlington

Violet Arnold

George Bailey

Arthur Barry

William Barton

Charles Benjamin

Brooks Berkwich

Renee Bonnie

Ernest Brown

Samuel Brown

Fred Byer

Marian Carew

Claire Carter

Irving Carter

Dan Carthe

Peter Clark

Julius Corsack

Betty Dell

William Demarest

Mickey Devine

Jack Durant

William Dyas

Marcelle Edwards

Herbert Ellis

Maryjo Engers

Collette Francis

Genie Fursa

Howard Garvin

John George

Dolores Grant

Harriet Hagman

Marion Harcke

Albert Harris

William Hart

John Hilliman

Agatha Hoff

Edgar Hughes

Vivian Keefer

Alice Kerwin

Sunny Kest

Nelda Kincaid

Glenfield Knight

Dorothy Knowlton

Anderson Lewis

Helen Lynd

Martha Mackay

Will Mahoney

Irving Mangott

Lois Maye

Charles V. Maynard

Ferne McAllister

Theresa Meredith

Ida Michaels

Frank Miller

Woods Miller

Villi Milli

Frank Mitchell

Julia Mooney

Jane Moxon

Rosemary Murphy

Al Norman

Helen Oakes

Olive Olsen

Gay Orlova

Lucille Page

Edythe Paige

Shirley Parshall

Irma Philbin

Paul H. Phillips

Louise Porach

Lydia Resh

Lorna Rodionoff

Rooney Ensemble

Lillian Roth

Norman C. Rucker

Enrique do los Ruelos

Frank Schegar

Betty Schleindl

Alie Sellier

The Slate Brothers

Betty Sundmark

Jacqueline Swift

James Tamm

Thermein Ensemble

Jasper Thomas

Phil Thomas

George Turner

Beryl Wallace

Florence Ward

Milton Watson

Eileen Wenzel

Raymond Young

music by Burton Lane; lyrics by Harold Adamson
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1
It's Great To Be in Love
(music by Cliff Friend; lyrics by Cliff Friend)
Have a Heart
Going to Town With Me
Tonight or Never
(music by Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill and Vincent Rose; lyrics by Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill and Vincent Rose)
The Mahoneyphone
Bolero
(music by Maurice Ravel)
ACT 2
Masks and Hands
Love Came into My Heart
Dance of the Dinosaur
(music by Hyman Grossman)
I'm Back in Circulation
(music by Michael H. Cleary; lyrics by Max Lief and Nathaniel Lief)
Parasols on Parade
(music by Larry Besson ; lyrics by Clifford Adams)
Oh My Yes
(I've Got) Ants in My Pants
(music by Cliff Friend; lyrics by Cliff Friend)
Heigh Ho the Gang's All Here