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Banjo Eyes   

Hollywood Theatre, (12/25/1941 - 4/12/1942)
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Opening Date: Dec 25, 1941    
Closing Date: Apr 12, 1942 Total Performances: 126

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: Carver Greeting Card Company; Bar in midtown hotel; Mabel's room; The Dream Heights; Erwin's home, Jackson Heights; Camp Dixon; Belmont Park.

Production Staff
Produced by Albert Lewis
Music by Vernon Duke; Book by Joseph Quillan and Izzy Ellinson; Lyrics by John La Touche; Additional lyrics by Harold Adamson; Based on "Three Men on a Horse" by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott; "We Did It Before" by Charles Tobias and Cliff Friend; Orchestrations supervised by Domenico Savino; Music arranged by Domenico Savino and Charles L. Cooke; Vocal arrangements by Buck Warnick; The De Marco's arrangements by Alan Moran; Featuring songs by George Sumner
Staged by Hassard Short; Dances by Charles Walters; Book directed by Albert Lewis; Musical Staging by Hassard Short
Scenic Design by Harry Horner; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Hassard Short; Assistant to Mr. Horner: Arne Lundborg and Carl Kent
General Manager: A. L. Berman; Company Manager: Leon Spachner
General Stage Manager: Frank Hall; Stage Manager: Frank Coletti; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ray Clarke and Bob Sidney
Orchestra under the direction of Ray Sinatra; Music Contractor: Alexander Haas
Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Associate Press Representative: Alfred H. Tamarin
Eddie CantorErwin Trowbridge
Dancing Girl
Ray ArnettBoy
E. J. BlunkallMr. Carver
Betty BoyceDancing Girl
Norma BrownDancing Girl
Audrey ChristieMabel
Pamela CliffordDancing Girl
June ClydeSally Trowbridge
Jimmy CorkeBoy
Kay CoulterDancing Girl
Ronnie CunninghamThe Filly
Sally De MarcoSally De Marco
Tony De MarcoTony De Marco
Doris DowlingDancing Girl
Carle EberleBoy
Clark EgglestonBoy
Carle ErbeleBoy
John ErvinThe General
James FarrellThe Captain
Florence FosterSinging Show Girl
Kate FriedlichDancing Girl
Chick GagnonBoy
Gloria GilbertPerformer
Grace GilrenDancing Girl
Anne GrahamSinging Show Girl
Arthur GrahlBoy
Linda GriffethSinging Show Girl
Miriam GwinnSinging Show Girl
Ray HarrisonBoy
Doug HawkinsQuartet Member
Mitzi HaynesDancing Girl
Peggy Ann HolmesDancing Girl
Virginia HoweDancing Girl
Helene HudsonSinging Show Girl
Dick IrvingBoy
Adele JergensSinging Show Girl
Bill JohnsonCharlie
Ray JohnsonBoy
Adele JurgensSinging Show Girl
Doris KentSinging Show Girl
George LoveseeQuartet Member
Lynn, Royce, and VanyaDancing Trio
Lynn MaloneBoy
Rayford MaloneBoy
Joseph MalvinBoy
Remi MartellBoy
Ray MayerFrankie
Morton Mayo"Banjo Eyes"
Virginia MayoGinger
Girl with "Banjo Eyes"
John McCordBoy
Jack NagleBoy
Leona OlsenDancing Girl
June ReynoldsDancing Girl
George RichmondQuartet Member
Tina RigatDancing Girl
Richard RoberHarry, the Bartender
Sherry ShadburneSinging Show Girl
Phil ShaferQuartet Member
Billy Skipper, Jr.Boy
Puddy SmithDancing Girl
Lionel StanderPatsy
Jacqueline SusannMiss Clark
Shirl ThomasSinging Show Girl
Marie VannemanDancing Girl
Mimi WalthersDancing Girl
Ray WeamerBoy
Evelyn WeissDancing Girl
Audrey WestphalDancing Girl
Tommy WonderTommy
Margie YoungDancing Girl
music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by John La Touche
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Birthday CardShow Girls
Valentine's Day Card
Easter GreetingsDancing Girl
Merry ChristmasThe Quartette
Mother's DaySinging Show Girl
I'll Take the CityErwin Trowbridge, Boys and Girls
The Toast of the Boys at the Post
(music by George Sumner; lyrics by George Sumner)
Mabel and The Quartette
I've Got to Hand It To YouTommy and Dancers
A Nickel to My NameCharlie, The Quartette and Singing Girls
Who Started the RhumbaErwin Trowbridge and "Banjo Eyes"
It Could Only Happen in the Movies
(lyrics by Harold Adamson)
Erwin Trowbridge and Mabel
ACT 2 Sung By
Make With the Feet
(lyrics by Harold Adamson)
Mabel and the De Marcos
We're Having a Baby (My Baby and Me)
(lyrics by Harold Adamson)
Erwin Trowbridge and Sally Trowbridge
Banjo EyesEnsemble
The Yanks Are on the March AgainThe Captain and Boys
Not a Care in the WorldCharlie and Ensemble
We Did It Before, (We'll Do It Again)
(music by Cliff Friend; lyrics by Charles Tobias)
Erwin Trowbridge, The Captain and Boys