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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: 1885, near the Dragoman Pass, Bulgaria


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 Andes Lieutenant Bumerli
"The Chocolate Soldier"
Henry Calvin Captain Massakroff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Billy Gilbert Col. Kasimer Popoff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Gloria Hamilton Mascha
Aurelia's cousin
Michael Mann Stephen
Popoff's servant
Frances McCann Nadina Popoff
Col. Popoff's daughter
Ernest McChesney Major Alexius Spiridoff
member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina
Francisco Moncion Premiere Dancer
Mary Ellen Moylan Premiere Danseuse
Muriel O'Malley Aurelia Popoff
Nadina's mother
Anna Wiman Katrina
Popoff's servant
Tony Award®
winner 1947 Best Costume Design [winner]
Lucinda Ballard
Theatre World
nominee 1947 Award [recipient]
Keith Andes
music by Oscar Straus; lyrics by Stanislaus Stange
ACT 1Sung By
We Are Marching Through the Night Men's Ensemble
Lonely Women Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter), Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother) and Mascha (Aurelia's cousin)
My Hero Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
The Chocolate Soldier Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
Sympathy Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier") and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
Seek the Spy Captain 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
Finale Aurelia Popoff (Nadina's mother), Mascha (Aurelia's cousin) and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
ACT 2Sung By
Bulgaria Victorious Singing Ensemble
Thank the Lord the War Is Over Major 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 Dance Premiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
After Today Major Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina) and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
Forgive Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
Tale of the Coat Col. 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 Love Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier") and Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter)
Finale Act 2 Entire Company
ACT 3Sung By
Waltz Ballet Premiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
Just a Connoisseur Col. Kasimer Popoff (member of the Bulgarian Army), Singers and Dancers
The Letter Song Nadina Popoff (Col. Popoff's daughter) and Lieutenant Bumerli ("The Chocolate Soldier")
After Today (reprise)/That Would Be Lovely Major Alexius Spiridoff (member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina) and Mascha (Aurelia's cousin)
After Today Gala Polka Premiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
Finale Entire Company