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Strike Up the Band   

 
Times Square Theatre , (1/14/1930 - 6/28/1930)
First Preview: Total Previews:
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
Cast
Virginia Barnes Soisette
in the dream
Chorus
Robert Bentley Richard K. Sloane
Ethel Britton Suzette
in the dream
Chorus
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 Sergeant
in the dream
Chorus
Jerry Goff Jim Townsend
Ethel Kenyon Myra Meade
Maurice Lapue Doctor
Herr Konrad
in the dream
Paul McCullough Man About Town
Gideon
in the dream
Marion Miller Doris Dumme
in the dream
Chorus
Blanche Ring Mrs. Grace Draper
Margaret Schilling Joan Fletcher
Gordon Smith Timothy Harper
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung 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