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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
Sylvia Allen Child
Ann Andre Marghareta
Sig Arno Count Peppi Le Loup
Robert Bailes Chorus
Robert Bernard Maestro Pisoni
Robert Bernoff Ensemble
Helena Bliss Nina Hagerup
Elizabeth Bockoven Hilda
Lewis Bolyard Innkeeper
Barbara Boudwin Signora Eleanora
Mary Bradley Chorus
Patti Brady Grima
Frank Brenneman Chorus
Lawrence Brooks Edvard Grieg
Betty Burge Ensemble
Grace Carroll Child
William Carroll Eric
Marjorie Castle Ensemble
John Chaloupka Chorus
Dudley Clements Henrik Ibsen
Shirley Conklin Chorus
Kaye Connor Chorus
Alexandra Danilova Chorus
Paul De Poyster Member of the Faculty
Audrey Dearden Chorus
Paul DePoyster Chorus
Kent Edwards Einar
Jean Faust Ensemble
Milton Feher Ensemble
Pauline Goddard Chorus
Cameron Grant Butler
Audrey Guard Member of the Faculty
Mother Grieg Alternate
Roland Guerard The Minstrel
Leone Hall Chorus
Janet Hamer Sigrid
Harold Haskin Ensemble
Larry Haynes Chorus
Hal Horton Chorus
Gwen Jones Greta
Nina Hagerup Alternate
Jeanne Jones Ensemble
Raymond Keast Rikard Nordraak Alternate
Francis Kiernan Ensemble
Walter Kingsford Father Grieg
Eric Kristen Ensemble
Jackie Lee Helga
Dorothie Littlefield Adelina
Karen Lund Hedwig
Gerald Matthews Gunnar
Hal McMurrin Chorus
Ewing Mitchell Member of the Faculty
Sonya Orlova Miss Anders
Pat O'Rourke Child
Irra Petina Louisa Giovanni
Adda Pourmel Waitress at Tito's
Yura Radine Ensemble
Carlye Ramey Ensemble
Sharon Randall Elvera
Shannon Randolph Child
Margaret Ritter Chorus
Ivy Scott Mother Grieg
Rosine Sedova Waitress at Tito's
Robert Shafer Rikard Nordraak
James Starbuck Freddy
Gloria Stone Ensemble
Nat Stoudenmire Ensemble
Toni Stuart Ensemble
Olga Suarez The Maiden Norway
Sviatoslav Toumine Ensemble
Mary Walker Chorus
Arthur Waters Chorus
Nora White Maid
Philip White Father Nordraak
Doreen Wilson Frau Professor Norden
Louisa Giovanni Alternate
Anna Wiman Ensemble
Maurice Winthrop Chorus
Stanley Wolfe Chorus
Walter Young Chorus
ACT 1Sung By
The Legend Rikard Nordraak
Hill of Dreams Nina Hagerup, Edvard Grieg and Rikard Nordraak
Freddy and His Fiddle Einar, Sigrid, Freddy and Singing Townspeople
Now Louisa Giovanni and Townspeople
Strange Music Edvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Midsummer's Eve Rikard Nordraak and Louisa Giovanni
March of the Trollgers Entire Ensemble
Hymn of Betrothal Mother Grieg and Villagers
Strange Music (Reprise)Edvard Grieg, Nina Hagerup and Chorus
Midsummer's Eve (Reprise)Rikard Nordraak, Nina Hagerup and Chorus
ACT 2Sung By
Bon Vivant Edvard Grieg, Count Peppi Le Loup, Miss Anders and Girls
Three Loves Louisa Giovanni and Edvard Grieg
Down Your Tea Louisa Giovanni, Faculty and Guests
Nordraak's Farewell (Springtide) Rikard Nordraak
Three Loves (Reprise)Louisa Giovanni, Nina Hagerup and Ensemble
Waltz Eternal Ladies and Gentlemen
Peer Gynt
I Love You Nina Hagerup
At Christmastime Father Grieg, Mother Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Midsummer's Eve (Reprise)Edvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Strange Music (Reprise)Edvard Grieg
The Song of Norway Edvard Grieg