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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 Hugh Stanislaus Stange
Staged by Milton Aborn
Cast
Frances Baviello Louka
Popoff's servant
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
music by Oscar Straus; lyrics by Stanislaus Stange
ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung 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 3Sung 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")