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Rio Rita   

 
Ziegfeld Theatre, (2/02/1927 - circa. 12/25/1927)
Lyric Theatre, (12/26/1927 - circa. 3/11/1928)
Majestic Theatre, (3/12/1928 - 4/07/1928)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Feb 02, 1927    
Closing Date: Apr 07, 1928 Total Performances: 494

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Mexico and Texas



Production Staff
Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson; Music by Harry Tierney; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy; Musical Director: Oscar Bradley; Music orchestrated by Frank Parry
Staged by John Harwood; Choreographed by Sammy Lee and Albertina Rasch; Production Supervised by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Costume Design by John W. Harkrider; Scenic Design by Joseph Urban
At the Piano: Muriel Pollock and Constance Mering
Cast
Ada-MayDolly
Avis AdairEnsemble
Mary AlterEnsemble
Melba AlterEnsemble
George AnezEnsemble
Martha AnnEnsemble
Alfred ArnoldEnsemble
Antonio ArreolaEnsemble
Mabel BaadeEnsemble
Margie BailyEnsemble
Anita BantonEnsemble
Pauline BartlettEnsemble
Elma BayerEnsemble
Elsie BehrensEnsemble
Marion BendaConchita
Ensemble
Carol BergmanEnsemble
Jose BetancourtEnsemble
Virginia BiddleEnsemble
Peggy BlakeLolita
Victor BragamonteEnsemble
Alcides BrisenoEnsemble
Katherine BurkeMontezuma's Daughter
George ButlerEnsemble
CamilleEnsemble
Al ClairReporter
Helen C. CliveCarmen
ColletteHerminia
Suzanne ConroyEnsemble
Peggy CornellEnsemble
Jean CrittendenEnsemble
Audrey DaleEnsemble
Fred DaltonGrim Gomez
Myrna DarbyMargarita
Ensemble
Agatha DeBussyEnsemble
Naomi deMusieEnsemble
Helen DerbyEnsemble
Dorothy DickersonEnsemble
Jennie DolovaEnsemble
Donald DouglasSergeant Wilkins
Kay EnglishSantiago
Ensemble
Rass EricksonEnsemble
Carlos EstradaEnsemble
Lucien FarlandEnsemble
Elaine FieldEnsemble
Janet FlynnEnsemble
Noel FrancisKatie Bean
Helene GardnerEnsemble
Gladys GladRaquel
Ensemble
Margaret GodsworthyEnsemble
Portia GraftonEnsemble
Ann HardmanEnsemble
Mignon HawkesEnsemble
Josephine HayesEnsemble
Gabriel HerreraEnsemble
Owen HerveyEnsemble
Charles HollyEnsemble
Harriet HughesEnsemble
Yvonne HughesEnsemble
Theresa HyleEnsemble
Alf JamesDavalos
Naomi JohnsonEnsemble
Ivanelle LaddEnsemble
Lavergne LambertEnsemble
Valerie LennoxEnsemble
Mildred LunnayEnsemble
Cookie LunsfordEnsemble
Lottie MarcyEnsemble
Marjorie-May MartinEnsemble
Earl MarvinEnsemble
Robert MathewsEnsemble
Dorothy MayEnsemble
Charles McClellandEnsemble
Betty McHughEnsemble
Frances MildernEnsemble
Florence MillerEnsemble
Alma MooreEnsemble
Vivian MorganEnsemble
Franciska MuellerEnsemble
Gladys MurphyEnsemble
J. Harold MurrayJim
Vincente MurtadoEnsemble
Leo NashEnsemble
Henry NelthroppEnsemble
Bill OteroEnsemble
Walter PalmEnsemble
Dorothy PattersonEnsemble
Molly PeckEnsemble
Walter PetrieRoberto Ferguson
Jack PhillipsEnsemble
Rita PischelEnsemble
Margaret PurpleEnsemble
Harry RatcliffeSergeant McGinn
Louise RichardsonEnsemble
Joseph RogersEnsemble
Pedro RubinEscamillo
Rosemary RyderEnsemble
A. SafanowEnsemble
Vincent SerranoGeneral Enrique Joselito Esteban
Madeline SheldonEnsemble
Lillian ShieldsEnsemble
Al SmallEnsemble
Jack SpinellyEnsemble
Douglas SteadEnsemble
Marion StrasmickEnsemble
Norma TaylorEnsemble
Morris TepperEnsemble
Ethelind TerryRio Rita
Edward TheopoldEnsemble
Jack ThompsonEnsemble
Raymond TobenEnsemble
Francisco TorresEnsemble
Peggy UdellEnsemble
Manuel ValdespinoEnsemble
Bernice VardenEnsemble
Richard VernonEnsemble
Juan VillasanaEl Patron
Rosemary WallaceEnsemble
Florence WareEnsemble
Clarentine WayneEnsemble
Jean WayneEnsemble
Nondas WayneEnsemble
Dorothy WegmanJuanita
Ensemble
Maxine WellsEnsemble
John WernerEnsemble
Amy West Ensemble
Bert WheelerChick Bean
Marion WilsonEnsemble
Ann WoodsEnsemble
Robert WoolseyEd Lovett
Philomena YvsockaEnsemble
M. ZahariaEnsemble
Frank ZoltEnsemble
music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
ACT 1 Sung By
Siesta Time (in San Lucar)Chorus
The Best Little Lover in TownEd Lovett
SweetheartsRio Rita and Ensemble
River SongRio Rita and Ensemble
Are You There?Dolly and Chick Bean
Rio RitaJim and Rio Rita
March of the RangersJim, Sergeant McGinn, Sergeant Wilkins and Rangers
The Spanish ShawlCarmen and Serenaders
The Charra DanceEscamillo and Albertina Rasch Dancers
The KinkajouDolly and Ensemble
If You're in Love, You'll WaltzRio Rita and Jim
Out on the LooseChick Bean, Glorified Girls, Dancing Girls and Albertina Rasch Dancers
ACT 2 Sung By
Yo Ho and a Bottle of RumZiegfeld Dancers
Following the Sun AroundJim
I Can Speak EspanolDolly and Ed Lovett
Montezuma's DaughterRio Rita and Albertina Rasch Dancers
The Jumping BeanDolly, Ziegfeld Dancers and Albertina Rasch Dancers
MoonshineChick Bean