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A Hero Is Born   

 
Adelphi Theatre, (10/01/1937 - 11/27/1937)
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Opening Date: Oct 01, 1937    
Closing Date: Nov 27, 1937 Total Performances: 50

Category: Musical, Extravaganza, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and about the Castle of Pantouflia
Comments: Performed Tuesday-Saturday evenings, and a Sunday matinee.



Production Staff
Produced by Federal Theatre Project of The WPA
Music by A. Lehman Engel; Written by Theresa Helburn; from a fairy tale by Andrew Lang; Lyrics by Agnes Morgan; Musical Director: Alexander Saron; Music orchestrated by Alexander Saron
Staged by Agnes Morgan; Production Supervised by Edward Goodman
Scenic Design by Tom Adrian Cracraft; Costume Design by Alexander Jones
Cast
Alfredo AllegroA Courier from the Duke of Kinbabbles
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Hugh BanksGossiping Guest
Eleanora BarrieThe Fairy of the Sword
Gossiping Guest
Eleanor BenediktThe Blue Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mary BerkeleyDuchess of Kinbabbles
Elizabeth BilencovaThe Purple Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
Doan BorupBaron Grouchogg
James BradleighGossiping Guest
Ione BrightThe Armored Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Ronald BroganFirst Young Buck
Gossiping Guest
Marjorie BrownLady Kathleena
Robert BruceCount Piffledown
Walter BurkeA Gentleman of Uncertain Age
Time
William
Peter ByrneA Manservant
Camelia CampbellThe Rainbow Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Other Guest
John ChristianAntonio
a Page
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Delancey ClevelandA Servant
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Clay CodyGaston's Chef
James CoyleFirst Under Cook
An Unexpected Vistior
Louis CrugerAnother Servitor
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Muni DiamondA Gourmet
Gossiping Guest
Jack EganAlfredo
a Page
Second Young Buck
Gossiping Guest
David EntonA Prankster
John FarmanGaston
The Proprietor
Singing Escort
Elinor FlynnThe Gray Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
A Guest Who Loves Dancing
Edward ForbesChief Steward
Tom GreenwayAnother Servitor
A Prankster
Anthony GreyAnother Servant
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mollie HakimOrchestral Trio
Charles HendersonAn Inebriated Patron
Lord Chief Justice
Paul JacchiaSon
Gossiping Guest
Jane JonsonThe Silver Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Clarence KaneSecond Under Cook
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Toccoa LauderLadies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
George Le SoirLord Kelso
Drue LeytonLady Rosalind
Claire LillisGossiping Guest
Robert LoweLadies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Seymour MalmudeLadies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Isabel MarlynThe Fairy of Flame
Other Guest
John McCormackAnother Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Lewis McMichaelAnother Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
John McNultyA Retainer of Baron Grouchogg
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
Albert McWilliamsLadies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
A Footman
Helen MorrowLady Molinda
Beatrice OlsonThe White Fairy
A Lady Who Does
Gossiping Guest
William PhelpsZoroaster
Visitor's Brother
George ProbertA Gentleman Who Should Know Better
Janet RathbunLady Piffledown
Harry ReddingViscount Piffle
David ResnikoffNicolo
a Page
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Duke of Kinbabbles
Ethel ReynoldsLadies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Frances RitchieA Royal Nurse
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mary RothThe Bubble Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Charles MacLean SavagePaterfamilias
Gossiping Guest
Jack ShipmanAnother Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Lillian ShrewsburyLadies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Harry SothernThomas Benson
Raymond SouthwickChief Cook
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Sylvia St. JohnLadies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Minnie StanleyThe Black Fairy
Ben StarkieH.R.H. Prince Prigio
Lillian SteeleThe Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir
Mater Familiar
Donald StewartA Herald
Gossiping Guest
Louise SwansonThe Star Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Viola SwayneGossiping Guest
Frederic TozereH.M. The King
Marie ValdezOrchestral Trio
William VaughanTony
June VictorOrchestral Trio
Agnes WilliamsA Royal Nurse
Gossiping Guest
Sidney WilliamsGourmet's Crony
Other Guest
Jennie WrenThe Golden Fairy
Daughter
Gossiping Guest
Margaret WycherlyH.M. Queen of Pantouoflia
music by A. Lehman Engel; lyrics by Agnes Morgan
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Tra la laChief Steward, A Servant, Another Servant, Five more Servitors, Alfredo (a Page), Antonio (a Page), Son and Nicolo (a Page)
Matters CulinaryChief Cook, First Under Cook and Second Under Cook
Fiddle Dee DeeH.M. The King and H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia
The Royal MarchH.M. The King, H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia and Servants
Music in the AirThe Fairy of Flame, The Rainbow Fairy, The Golden Fairy, The Star Fairy, The Silver Fairy, The Purple Fairy, The Fairy of the Sword, The Bubble Fairy, The White Fairy, The Gray Fairy, The Armored Fairy, The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir, The Blue Fairy and The Black Fairy
Magic GiftsThe Fairy of Flame, The Rainbow Fairy, The Golden Fairy, The Star Fairy, The Silver Fairy, The Purple Fairy, The Fairy of the Sword, The Bubble Fairy, The White Fairy, The Gray Fairy, The Armored Fairy, The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir, The Blue Fairy, The Black Fairy and Orchestral Trio
Christening MusicOrchestra
A Question of Gait
(lyrics by Thomas Burke)
A Gentleman of Uncertain Age (Time) and Men's Ensemble
Woe Is MeLady Molinda and Lady Kathleena
Feline WisdomZoroaster
Off to GlucksteinThe Pantoufflian Court
Keeping Priglio CompanyOrchestra
Keeping Priglio Company (Reprise) Orchestra
The Secret of SuccessGaston (The Proprietor)
We BelieveLady Rosalind and H.R.H. Prince Prigio
ACT 2 Sung By
CombatThe Elements
A Love-Lorn MaidChief Steward
They SayGossiping Guests
The Best Dance of AllGaston (The Proprietor)
The Best Dance of All (Reprise) Gaston (The Proprietor) and Gossiping Guests
The Song of PriglioGuests of Lord Kelso
Important AnnouncementH.M. The King
Hurrah for LifeGuests of Lord Kelso
Priglio Don't KnowH.M. The King, Lady Molinda, Lady Kathleena, An Unexpected Vistior and Zoroaster
The Last WordLady Rosalind