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The Swing Mikado   

 
New Yorker Theatre, (3/01/1939 - 4/29/1939)
44th Street Theatre, (5/01/1939 - 5/20/1939)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Mar 01, 1939    
Closing Date: May 20, 1939 Total Performances: 86

Category: Musical, All Black Cast, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Coral Island in the Pacific.



Production Staff
Produced by Federal Theatre Project of The WPA
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Based on "The Mikado" by W. S. Gilbert; Conceived by Harry Minturn; Swing orchestrations by Charles Levy; Swing arrangments by Gentry Warden; Vocal Director: Viola Hill; Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
Directed by Harry Minturn; Choreographed by Sammy Dyer; Assistant Choreographer: Hazel Davis
Scenic Design by Clive A. Rickabaugh; Costume Design by John Pratt; Lighting Design by Oscar Ryan
Company Manager: George Morley
Stage Manager: Dan Seymour
Lyrics adapted by Harry Minturn; Conducted by Edward Wurtzebach
Press Representative: Campbell B. Casad
Cast
Deloise AlexanderDancer
Chorus
Jack ArnoldChorus
James ArnoldQuintet
Oarsman
Asa BarnesDancer
Chorus
George BatemanQuintet
Body-Guard
Chorus
Alfred BeanDancer
John BeanDancer
Alice BiddixDancer
Chorus
Gladys BoucreeYum-Yum
Wilma BowenDancer
Chorus
Paul BradneyDancer
Chorus
Alice BrooksDancer
Chorus
Marion BrooksDancer
Chorus
Clara BrownChorus
William BurnsQuintet
Fan-Bearer
Chorus
Lloyd CabbellChorus
Georgia CarpenterChorus
William CarrQuintet
Fan-Bearer
Chorus
Mabel CarterPeep-Bo
Geraldine ClarkDancer
Chorus
Joseph ClarkOarsman
Chorus
Samuel ClarkOarsman
Chorus
Maurice CooperNanki-Poo
Abie CrawfordChorus
Margaret CrossChorus
Frankie FambroPitti-Sing
Edward FractionThe Mikado
William FranklinPooh-Bah
Isabel FutrellChorus
Ashton GorhamQuintet
Body-Guard
Chorus
Percy GraceDancer
Chorus
Herman GreeneKo-Ko
Willard GreggChorus
James HarrisDancer
Chorus
Helen HowardChorus
John HughesOarsman
Chorus
Charles JohnsonChorus
Elvira JohnsonChorus
Tillie JohnsonChorus
Harry JonesChorus
Rebecca JonesChorus
Martin LoganDancer
Chorus
Rose LongChorus
Raymond LoweOarsman
Chorus
Martin LucasChorus
Scott ManningOarsman
Chorus
Harry MitchellChorus
Ronald MontgomeryChorus
Vivian MorrisonChorus
Lulubelle MosbyDancer
Chorus
Eddie Mae NanceDancer
Shelby NicholsChorus
Vivian ParkerChorus
Hettie ReedChorus
Emmett RichardsonChorus
Irwin RichardsonChorus
Ernest RobertsChorus
James SmithDancer
Albert StanleyChorus
Clara StricklandDancer
Chorus
Mercedes TaliaferroChorus
Mabel WalkerKatisha
Theodore WardChorus
Lewis WhitePish-Tush
Paul WilliamsChorus
Woody WilsonDancer
Chorus
Ernest WoodsonChorus
Jack WrightDancer
Chorus
Beatrice YancyDancer
Chorus
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
A Wandering MinstrelNanki-Poo and Male Chorus
Our Great MikadoPish-Tush and Male Chorus
Young Man DespairPooh-Bah, Pish-Tush and Nanki-Poo
Behold the Lord High ExecutionerKo-Ko and Male Chorus
I've Got a Little ListKo-Ko and Male Chorus
Three Little Maids from SchoolYum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Peep-Bo and Girls Chorus
So Pardon UsYum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Peep-Bo, Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush and Girls Chorus
Were You Not to Ko-Ko PlightedYum-Yum and Nanki-Poo
I Am So ProudKo-Ko, Pooh-Bah and Pish-Tush
ACT 2 Sung By
Braid the Raven HairPitti-Sing and Girls Chorus
Moon Song (The Moon and I)Yum-Yum and Quintet
MadrigalYum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush
Here's a How-de-doYum-Yum, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko
The MikadoKatisha and The Mikado
I'm the Emperor of JapanThe Mikado and Chorus
The Criminal CriedKo-Ko, Pitti-Sing and Pooh-Bah
A Is HappyThe Mikado, Pooh-Bah, Pitti-Sing, Ko-Ko and Katisha
Flowers That Bloom in the SpringPitti-Sing, Ko-Ko, Katisha, Pooh-Bah, Nanki-Poo, Dancers and Quintet
TitwillowKo-Ko
There Is Beauty in the Bellows of the BlastKatisha and Ko-Ko