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Earl Carroll's Vanities [1931]   

 
Earl Carroll Theatre , (8/27/1931 - circa. 2/1932)
44th Street Theatre , (2/29/1932 - 4/09/1932)
First Preview: Total Previews:0
Opening Date:Aug 27, 1931   
Closing Date:Apr 09, 1932 Total Performances:300

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
Comments: This production marked the beginning of the use of light designers, rather than mere electricians. Because of the Depression, Carroll's idea was to attract a large audience at a cheap price (mass market). He charged $3 for top seats.


Production Staff
Produced by Earl Carroll
Music by Burton Lane; Book by Ralph Spence and Eddie Welch; Lyrics by Harold Adamson; Musical Director: Ray Kavanaugh; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino; Additional music by Cliff Friend, Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill, Vincent Rose, Maurice Ravel and Hyman Grossman; Featuring songs with lyrics by Cliff Friend, Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill, Vincent Rose, Nathaniel Lief and Max Lief; Featuring songs by Larry Besson
Directed by Earl Carroll; Staged by Edgar MacGregor; Choreographed by George Hale; Ballets by Gluck Sandor; Conceived and assembled by Earl Carroll
Scenic Design by Vincente Minnelli and Hugh Willoughby; Costume Design by Vincente Minnelli and Charles Le Maire
Special Effects by Professor Tax Teuber
Cast
Lucille Adair
Irene Ahlberg
Louise Allen
Doris Andress
Helen Arlen
Audrey Arlington
Violet Arnold
George Bailey
Arthur Barry
William Barton
Charles Benjamin
Brooks Berkwich
Renee Bonnie
Ernest Brown
Samuel Brown
Fred Byer
Marian Carew
Claire Carter
Irving Carter
Dan Carthe
Peter Clark
Julius Corsack
Betty Dell
William Demarest
Mickey Devine
Jack Durant
William Dyas
Marcelle Edwards
Herbert Ellis
Maryjo Engers
Collette Francis
Genie Fursa
Howard Garvin
John George
Dolores Grant
Harriet Hagman
Marion Harcke
Albert Harris
William Hart
John Hilliman
Agatha Hoff
Edgar Hughes
Vivian Keefer
Alice Kerwin
Sunny Kest
Nelda Kincaid
Glenfield Knight
Dorothy Knowlton
Anderson Lewis
Helen Lynd
Martha Mackay
Will Mahoney
Irving Mangott
Lois Maye
Charles V. Maynard
Ferne McAllister
Theresa Meredith
Ida Michaels
Frank Miller
Woods Miller
Villi Milli
Frank Mitchell
Julia Mooney
Jane Moxon
Rosemary Murphy
Al Norman
Helen Oakes
Olive Olsen
Gay Orlova
Lucille Page
Edythe Paige
Shirley Parshall
Irma Philbin
Paul H. Phillips
Louise Porach
Lydia Resh
Lorna Rodionoff
Rooney Ensemble
Lillian Roth
Norman C. Rucker
Enrique do los Ruelos
Frank Schegar
Betty Schleindl
Alie Sellier
The Slate Brothers
Betty Sundmark
Jacqueline Swift
James Tamm
Thermein Ensemble
Jasper Thomas
Phil Thomas
George Turner
Beryl Wallace
Florence Ward
Milton Watson
Eileen Wenzel
Raymond Young
music by Burton Lane; lyrics by Harold Adamson
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1
It's Great To Be in Love
(music by Cliff Friend; lyrics by Cliff Friend)
Have a Heart
Going to Town With Me
Tonight or Never
(music by Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill and Vincent Rose; lyrics by Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill and Vincent Rose)
The Mahoneyphone
Bolero
(music by Maurice Ravel)
ACT 2
Masks and Hands
Love Came into My Heart
Dance of the Dinosaur
(music by Hyman Grossman)
I'm Back in Circulation
(music by Michael H. Cleary; lyrics by Max Lief and Nathaniel Lief)
Parasols on Parade
(music by Larry Besson ; lyrics by Clifford Adams)
Oh My Yes
(I've Got) Ants in My Pants
(music by Cliff Friend; lyrics by Cliff Friend)
Heigh Ho the Gang's All Here