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Song of Norway   

 
Imperial Theatre, (8/21/1944 - 4/13/1946)
Broadway Theatre, (4/15/1946 - 9/07/1946)
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Opening Date: Aug 21, 1944    
Closing Date: Sep 07, 1946 Total Performances: 860

Category: Musical, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts, based on the life and music of Edvard Grieg
Setting: Norway, Copenhagen, and Rome, in the 1860s



Production Staff
Produced by Edwin Lester
A New Operetta based on the Life and Music of Edvard Grieg; Musical Adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Book by Milton Lazarus; Based on the play by Homer Curran; Musical Director: Arthur Kay; Additional lyrics by Arthur Kay; Orchestral and Choral Arrangements by Arthur Kay
Book Direction by Charles K. Freeman; Choreography and Singing Ensembles Staged by George Balanchine
Production designed by: Lemuel Ayers; Costume Design by Robert Davison; Lighting Design by Howard Bay
Company Manager: R. Victor Leighton
Production Manager: Peter Bronte; Stage Manager: Dan Brennan
Piano Soloist Louis Teicher; Conducted by Andre S. Brummer Alternate
Settings Supervised by: Carl Kent; Costumes Executed by: Walter Israel
Press Representative: C. P. Greneker; Special Press Representative Francis Robinson
Cast
Sylvia AllenChild
Ann AndreMarghareta
Chorus
Sig ArnoCount Peppi Le Loup
Robert BailesChorus
Robert BernardMaestro Pisoni
Robert BernoffEnsemble
Helena BlissNina Hagerup
Elizabeth BockovenHilda
Chorus
Lewis BolyardInnkeeper
Chorus
Barbara BoudwinSignora Eleanora
Chorus
Mary BradleyChorus
Patti BradyGrima
Frank BrennemanChorus
Lawrence BrooksEdvard Grieg
Betty BurgeEnsemble
Grace CarrollChild
William CarrollEric
Marjorie CastleEnsemble
John ChaloupkaChorus
Dudley ClementsHenrik Ibsen
Shirley ConklinChorus
Kaye ConnorChorus
Alexandra DanilovaChorus
Paul De PoysterMember of the Faculty
Chorus
Audrey DeardenChorus
Kent EdwardsEinar
Jean FaustEnsemble
Milton FeherEnsemble
Pauline GoddardChorus
Cameron GrantButler
Chorus
Audrey GuardMember of the Faculty
Mother Grieg
Alternate
Chorus
Roland GuerardThe Minstrel
Ensemble
Leone HallChorus
Janet HamerSigrid
Harold HaskinEnsemble
Larry HaynesChorus
Hal HortonChorus
Gwen JonesGreta
Nina Hagerup
Alternate
Chorus
Jeanne JonesEnsemble
Raymond KeastRikard Nordraak
Alternate
Chorus
Francis KiernanEnsemble
Walter KingsfordFather Grieg
Eric KristenEnsemble
Jackie LeeHelga
Dorothie LittlefieldAdelina
Ensemble
Karen LundHedwig
Chorus
Gerald MatthewsGunnar
Hal McMurrinChorus
Ewing MitchellMember of the Faculty
Sonya OrlovaMiss Anders
Ensemble
Pat O'RourkeChild
Irra PetinaLouisa Giovanni
Adda PourmelWaitress at Tito's
Ensemble
Yura RadineEnsemble
Carlye RameyEnsemble
Sharon RandallElvera
Chorus
Shannon RandolphChild
Margaret RitterChorus
Ivy ScottMother Grieg
Rosine SedovaWaitress at Tito's
Ensemble
Robert ShaferRikard Nordraak
James StarbuckFreddy
Tito
Ensemble
Gloria StoneEnsemble
Nat StoudenmireEnsemble
Toni StuartEnsemble
Olga SuarezThe Maiden Norway
Ensemble
Sviatoslav ToumineEnsemble
Mary WalkerChorus
Arthur WatersChorus
Nora WhiteMaid
Philip WhiteFather Nordraak
Doreen WilsonFrau Professor Norden
Chorus
Louisa Giovanni
Alternate
Anna WimanEnsemble
Maurice WinthropChorus
Stanley WolfeChorus
Walter YoungChorus
ACT 1 Sung By
The LegendRikard Nordraak
Hill of DreamsNina Hagerup, Edvard Grieg and Rikard Nordraak
Freddy and His FiddleEinar, Sigrid, Freddy and Singing Townspeople
NowLouisa Giovanni and Townspeople
Strange MusicEdvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Midsummer's EveRikard Nordraak and Louisa Giovanni
March of the TrollgersEntire Ensemble
Hymn of BetrothalMother Grieg and Villagers
Strange Music (Reprise) Edvard Grieg, Nina Hagerup and Chorus
Midsummer's Eve (Reprise) Rikard Nordraak, Nina Hagerup and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Papillon
Bon VivantEdvard Grieg, Count Peppi Le Loup, Miss Anders and Girls
Three LovesLouisa Giovanni and Edvard Grieg
Down Your TeaLouisa Giovanni, Faculty and Guests
Nordraak's Farewell (Springtide)Rikard Nordraak
Three Loves (Reprise) Louisa Giovanni, Nina Hagerup and Ensemble
Waltz EternalLadies and Gentlemen
Peer Gynt
I Love YouNina Hagerup
At ChristmastimeFather Grieg, Mother Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Midsummer's Eve (Reprise) Edvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Strange Music (Reprise) Edvard Grieg
The Song of NorwayEdvard Grieg