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The Chocolate Soldier   

 
Erlanger's Theatre , (9/21/1931 - 10/03/1931)
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Opening Date:Sep 21, 1931   
Closing Date:Oct 03, 1931 Total Performances:16

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in three acts
Setting: 1885, near the Dragoman Pass, Bulgaria


Production Staff
Produced by The Civic Light Opera Company
Based on the original German book and lyrics of Rudolph Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson; Based on the play "Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw; Music by Oscar Straus; American Book by Hugh Stanislaus Stange; American Lyrics by Hugh Stanislaus Stange; Musical Director: Louis Kroll
Staged by Milton Aborn
Costume Design by Brooks
Art Direction by Charles Baatz
Cast
Ann Carey Aurelia Popoff
Nadina's mother
Roy Cropper Major Alexius Spiridoff
member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina
Hal Forde Col. Kasimer Popoff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Vivian Hart Mascha
Aurelia's cousin
Detmar Poppen Captain Massakroff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Charles Purcell Lieutenant Bumerli
"The Chocolate Soldier"
Vivienne Segal Nadina Popoff
Col. Popoff's daughter
Theo Van Tassell Premiere Dancer
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
ACT 2Sung By
Thank the Lord the War Is Over Ensemble
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")