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The Black Crook   

 
Niblo's Garden , (9/12/1866 - 1/04/1868)
First Preview: Total Previews:0
Opening Date:Sep 12, 1866   
Closing Date:Jan 04, 1868 Total Performances:475

Category: Musical, Spectacle, Extravaganza, Original, Broadway
Description: An Original, Grand, Romantic Magical and Spectacular Drama in Four Acts, 17 Scenes.
Setting: Harz Mountains of Germany. 1600.
Comments: Considered to be the first American musical


Production Staff
Produced by Henry C. Jarrett and Harry Palmer; Produced by arrangement with William Wheatley
Written by Charles M. Barras; Lyrics by Theodore Kennick; Music by Thomas Baker; Additional music by George Bicknell; Additional lyrics by Theodore Kennick
Directed by William Wheatley; Ballets directed by David Costa
Scenic Design by Richard Marston, J. E. Hayes, R. S. Smith, D. A. Strong, F. W. Seaver, W. Wallack and Brothers Drew; Costume Design by M. Phillipe and Madame Costa; Gas contrivances by Charles Murray; Calcium lights by Charles Seward
Stage Manager: LJ Vincent
Conducted by Harvey B. Dodworth
Properties and appointments by S. Wallis
Cast
Armande Coryphée
Artois Coryphée
Miss Atkins Sapphire
Stalacta's Attendant
George Atkins Greppo
his drudge
E. Barry Wolfgar
a gypsy ruffian
St. Bertrand Coryphée
J. W. Blaisdell Count Wolfenstein
Marie Bonfanti Parisienne Ballet Troupe
George Boniface Rodolphe
a poor artist
Annie Kemp Bowler Stalacta
Queen of the Golden Realm
Miss. Brown Coralbud
Stalacta's Attendant
J.G. Burnett Von Puffengruntz
the Count's steward
Milly Cavendish Carline
Rose Cheri Coryphée
F. Clark Red Glare
the Recording Demon
Miss Consoll Emeraldine
Stalacta's Attendant
David Costa Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Helene Delval Coryphée
Rose Delval Coryphée
Marie Doche Coryphée
Marie Duclos Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Elise Coryphée
F. Ellis Bruno
his companion
Sharkskin
Amphibea
Mr. Evans Mulletmug
Amphibea
Hernandez Foster Dragonfin
Amphibea
Mr. Gage Yellowscale
Gnome
Guiseppe Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Helene Coryphée
Miss Hodges Garnet
Stalacta's Attendant
E. B. Holmes Zamiel
the arch-fiend
Fleur Jollie Coryphée
Miss Josephine Scintilla
Stalacta's Attendant
Lacroix Coryphée
Mr. Law Pinchback
Gnome
Frank Little Ian
Luisidi Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Marie Coryphée
Giovana Mazzeri Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Louisa Mazzeri Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Miss McLean Amythysta
Stalacta's Attendant
Mr. Miles Splayfoot
Amphibea
C. H. Morton Hertzog
the Black Crook, an alchymist and sorcerer
Rose Morton Amina
betrothed to Rodolphe
Miss Moseley Rubyblossom
Stalacta's Attendant
Nathile Coryphée
Paulina Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Portois Coryphée
Leoni Portois Coryphée
Mr. Pray Stickleback
Amphibea
Mr. Rendle Skuldawelp
familiar to Hertzog
Miss Richardson Crystaline
Stalacta's Attendant
Betty Rigl Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Emily Rigl Coryphée
Rita Sangalli Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Mr. Snowden Cuttlekonk
Amphibea
Mr. Tuttle Nuggetnose
Gnome
Urban Coryphée
H. Weaver Casper
a peasant
Hackletooth
Amphibea
Mr. Webb Golddust
Gnome
Mr. Wells Smelterface
Gnome
Mary Wells Dame Barbara
her foster mother
Mr. West Spangleneck
Gnome
Miss C. Whitlock Rosetta
a peasant
Mr. Willis Eeleye
Amphibea
Zuardi Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Amelie Zuccoli Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Eugenia Zuccoli Parisienne Ballet Troupe
music by Thomas Baker
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Early in the Morning Carline
Naughty, Naughty Man
(music by George Bicknell; lyrics by Theodore Kennick)
Carline
ACT 2Sung By
Flow On, Silver Stream Stalacta (Queen of the Golden Realm)
(The) Power of Love Stalacta (Queen of the Golden Realm)