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Fioretta   

 
Earl Carroll Theatre , (2/05/1929 - 5/11/1929)
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Opening Date:Feb 05, 1929   
Closing Date:May 11, 1929 Total Performances:111

Category: Musical, Romantic Comedy, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around Venice, 18th Century
Comments: Earl Carroll's first attempt at a "book" musical. At the time, the most expensive flop in history, costing his backer, Mrs. Anne Weightman Penfield $350,000. Carroll cast his girlfriend, Dorothy Knapp, as the star even though she couldn't sing. Knapp did not sing at all and was panned by the critics.


Production Staff
Produced by Earl Carroll
Music by George Babgy and G. Romilli; Book by Earl Carroll; Book adapted by Charlton Andrews; Lyrics by George Babgy and G. Romilli; Additional lyrics by Grace Henry, Jo Trent and Billy Rose; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino; Musical Director: Han Fredhoven
Choreographed by Leroy Prinz; Production Supervised by Earl Carroll; Staged by Clifford Brooke and Edgar J. MacGregor
Scenic Design by Clark Robinson; Costume Design by William H. Matthews and Charles LeMaire
Cast
Dorothy Knapp Fioretta Pepoli
Violet Arnold Ensemble
Lionel Atwill Count Matteo Di Brozzo
Faith Bacon Ensemble
Paul Banker Ensemble
Vic Banks Soldier
William Billinghurst Ensemble
Jack Boggs Ensemble
Lilian Bond Rosamanda
Ensemble
Jay Brennan Caponetti
Fanny Brice Marchesa Vera Di Livio
Dorothy Britton Ensemble
Leo Bronson Ensemble
Louise Brooks Lucetta
Ensemble
Catherine Clark Ensemble
G. Davison Clark Captain of the Guard
Charles Columbus Another Harlequin
Elsie Connor Beatrice
Ensemble
Dorothy Corrigan Ensemble
Dorice Covert Ensemble
Rita Crane Guiseppa
Ensemble
Evelyn Crowell Dancer from Paris
Ensemble
Frank Cullen Giacomo
Ensemble
Frances Delacy Ensemble
Sylvia Derby Ensemble
Leon Dumbadse Ensemble
Leon Errol Julio Pepoli
Jackson Fairchild Turnkey
Ensemble
Stuart N. Farrington Corporal
Frank Fiore Enrico
Dorothea Frank Ensemble
Geranium Geranium
David Gerry Paulo
Ensemble
Harry Goldberg Tito
Ensemble
Betty Goodwin Ensemble
Gean Greenwald Bishop
Ensemble
Giovanni Guerreri Luigi
Roy Hansen Ensemble
Marion Harcke Ensemble
Angeline Hassel Ensemble
Virginia Hawkins Ensemble
George Houston Orsino (Count di Rovani)
Charles Howard Marquis Filippo Di Livio
Stanley Howard Ensemble
Margaret Joyce Ensemble
Theo Karle Duke of Venice
Nelda Kincaid Ensemble
Carol Kingsbury Spanish Ambassador's Daughter
Ensemble
Martin Le Roy Ensemble
Bob Lee Ensemble
Jack Leps Ensemble
August Lindauer Roberto
Wallace Magill Another Bishop
Ensemble
Margaret Manners Lady from Milan
Ensemble
John Marlowe Ensemble
Doris Maye Ensemble
Russell McLelland Ensemble
Ida Michaels Ensemble
Odessa Morgan Ensemble
Alphonso Mullarkey A Herald
Ensemble
Armin Muller Ensemble
Ordoni Muzzi Ensemble
Charles Naylor Ensemble
Leo Pardello Ugo
Ruth Patterson Ensemble
Elsie Pedrick Lady from Pisa
Ensemble
Irma Philbin Lady from Naples
Ensemble
Rae Powell Ensemble
John Roland Ensemble
Leonard Ross Ensemble
Louis Ruff Ensemble
Albert Sanchez Ensemble
Blanche Satchell Lady from Rome
Ensemble
Hugh Saunders Ensemble
Sidney Schlesser Marco
Ensemble
Rose Shaw Ensemble
Martin Sheppard Sergeant
Ensemble
Autumn Simms Ensemble
Nelson Snow Harlequin
Rita Stone Ensemble
Clement Taylor Jester
Ensemble
Peggy Taylor Rosa
Ernest Tello Ensemble
Benjamin Tilberg Ensemble
Leonard Trion Pietro
Costanza Venturella Ensemble
Ethel Jane Walker Duchess of Venice
Dow Walling Ensemble
J. Allen Ware Ensemble
Vivian Wilson Silvia
Ensemble
John Zimmerman Ensemble
music by G. Romilli and George Bagby; lyrics by G. Romilli and George Bagby
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1
Pierrot and Pierrette
Blade of Mine
(lyrics by Grace Henry and Jo Trent)
Orsino (Count di Rovani)
Carnival of Venice Harlequin and Another Harlequin
Coronation of the Queen Ensemble
Dream Boat
(lyrics by Grace Henry and Jo Trent)
Orsino (Count di Rovani) and Fioretta Pepoli
Roses of Red
Wicked Old Village of Venice Marchesa Vera Di Livio, Caponetti and Marquis Filippo Di Livio
Carissima
(lyrics by Grace Henry)
Orsino (Count di Rovani)
Wedding of Fioretta Ensemble
ACT 2
Chant of the Monks Monks
Little Flower
In My Gondola
My Heart Belongs to You
(lyrics by Grace Henry and Jo Trent)
Duchess of Venice
Soliloquy of the Minister Count Matteo Di Brozzo
Alone With You Duchess of Venice and Count Matteo Di Brozzo
Fioretta