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The Chocolate Soldier   

 
New Century Theatre, (3/12/1947 - 5/10/1947)
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Opening Date: Mar 12, 1947    
Closing Date: May 10, 1947 Total Performances: 69

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in three acts
Setting: Popoff's house, situated in a small town in Bulgaria. Last century.



Production Staff
Produced by John H. Del Bondio and Hans Bartsch
Music by Oscar Straus and Jay Blackton; Book by Rudolph Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson; Revised by Guy Bolton; American version by Stanislaus Stange; Revised and additional lyrics by Bernard Hanighen; Music orchestrated by Jay Blackton; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Based on "Arms and the Man" by Bernard Shaw
Staged by Felix Brentano; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard
Cast
Keith AndesLieutenant Bumerli
"The Chocolate Soldier"
Henry CalvinCaptain Massakroff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Billy GilbertCol. Kasimer Popoff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Gloria HamiltonMascha
Aurelia's cousin
Michael MannStephen
Popoff's servant
Frances McCannNadina Popoff
Col. Popoff's daughter
Ernest McChesneyMajor Alexius Spiridoff
member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina
Francisco MoncionPremiere Dancer
Mary Ellen MoylanPremiere Danseuse
Muriel O'MalleyAurelia Popoff
Nadina's mother
Anna WimanKatrina
Popoff's servant
Tony Award®
winner 1947 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Lucinda Ballard
Theatre World
winner 1947 Award [recipient] 
  Keith Andes
music by Oscar Straus; lyrics by
ACT 1 Sung By
We Are Marching Through the NightMen's Ensemble
Lonely WomenNadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter), Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother) and Mascha (Aurelia's cousin)
My HeroNadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
The Chocolate SoldierNadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
SympathyLieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier") and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
Seek the SpyCaptain Massakroff (member of the Bulgarian Army), Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter), Mascha (Aurelia's cousin), Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother), Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier") and Men's Ensemble
FinaleAurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother), Mascha (Aurelia's cousin) and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
ACT 2 Sung By
Bulgaria VictoriousSinging Ensemble
Thank the Lord the War Is OverMajor Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina), Mascha (Aurelia's cousin), Col. Kasimer Popoff (member of the Bulgarian Army), Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother) and Singing Ensemble
Slavic DancePremiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
After TodayMajor Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina) and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
ForgiveNadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
Tale of the CoatCol. Kasimer Popoff (member of the Bulgarian Army), Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter), Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother), Mascha (Aurelia's cousin), Major Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
Falling in LoveLieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier") and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
Finale Act 2Entire Company
ACT 3 Sung By
Waltz BalletPremiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
Just a ConnoisseurCol. Kasimer Popoff (member of the Bulgarian Army), Singers and Dancers
The Letter SongNadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
After Today (reprise)/That Would Be LovelyMajor Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina) and Mascha (Aurelia's cousin)
After Today Gala PolkaPremiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
FinaleEntire Company