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Magdalena   

 
Ziegfeld Theatre , (9/20/1948 - 12/04/1948)
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Opening Date:Sep 20, 1948   
Closing Date:Dec 04, 1948 Total Performances:88

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A courtyard of a chapel near the Magdalena River; Little Black Mouse Cafe, Paris; boat landing at the Muzo Village; Shrine of the Madonna; the Singing Tree; in and around General Carabana's hacienda
Comments: Set in 1912


Production Staff
Presented by Homer Curran; Produced by Edwin Lester
Music by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Book by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan and Homer Curran; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Musical Director: Arthur Kay
Staged by Jules Dassin; Choreographed by Jack Cole; Assistant Choreographer: Gwen Verdon and George Martin
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Howard Bay
Choral Director: Robert Zeller
Dance Captain: Matt Mattox
Cast
Lucy Andonian Singer
Ralph Angell Singer
Marion Begin Singer
Jean Bishop Singer
Arthur Brey Singer
Betty Brusher Conchita
Singer
Libby Burke Dancer
Rita Charise Dancer
Fred Cuelar Child
Gene Curtsinger The Old One
Peter De Bear Child
Trudy DeLuz Singer
Sofia Derue Singer
Norma Doggett Dancer
Jeanne Eisen Singer
Stephen Esail Singer
Peter Fields Manuel
Betty Flannagan Singer
Kahler Flock Singer
Martha Flynn Singer
Vera Ford Singer
Tommy Gleason Singer
Ralph Graves Servant
Soldier
Marie Groscup Bailadora
Dancer
Audrey Guard Singer
Hugo Haas General Carabana
Ferdinand Hilt Major Blanco
John Huck Singer
Robert Hudson Singer
Betty Huff Chanteuse
John King Singer
Patrick Kirk Child
Patricia Kirkland Chico
Phyllis Kramer Singer
Gwenn LaKind Singer
Judy Landon Dancer
Dale Lefler Dancer
Ross Lynch Singer
Christine Matsios Cigarette Girl
Singer
Matt Mattox Dancer
Joe Mazzolini Singer
Mary Menzies Dancer
Robert Meser Soldier
Servant
Bill Miller Dancer
Lorraine Miller Danseuse
Dancer
Verne Miller Dancer
Carl Milletaire Doctor Lopez
Maurice Monte Servant
Soldier
Leonard Morganthaler Juan
Joan Morton Dancer
Melva Niles Solis
Gerhard Pechner Padre Josef
Irra Petina Teresa
Theresa Piper Singer
John Raitt Pedro
Roy Raymond Singer
Major Domo
Henry Reese Ramon
Sue Remos Dancer
Stanley Roseman Singer
Michael Sandin Dancer
Dorothy Sarnoff Maria
John Schickling Zoggie
Michael Scrittorale Dancer
Ralph Smith Dancer
Paul Steffen Dancer
Leonard Taylor Singer
Robert Thompson Dancer
Rosarita Varela Child
Arthur Veiga Soldier
Servant
Mary Wood Singer
ACT 1Sung By
Women Weaving Ensemble and Padre Josef
Petacal Solis, Ramon, Dancers and Ensemble
The Seed of God Padre Josef, Dancers and Ensemble
The Omen Bird (Teru Teru) Maria, Dancers and Ensemble
My Bus and I Pedro and Ensemble
The Emerald Maria and Pedro
The Civilized People General Carabana, Danseuse, Zoggie and Ensemble
Food for Thought Teresa and Ensemble
Come to Columbia Teresa, General Carabana and Ensemble
Plan It by the Planets Teresa, Zoggie and Ensemble
Bon Soir, Paris Teresa
Travel, Travel, Travel Teresa, General Carabana, Major Blanco, Zoggie and Ensemble
Magdalena The Old One
The Broken Pianolita Bailador, Dancers and Ensemble
Greeting Children
River Song Maria and Ensemble
Chivor Dance Dancers
My Bus and I (Reprise)Pedro, Teresa, Major Blanco and Children
The Forbidden Orchid Maria and Pedro
ACT 2Sung By
Ceremonial Bailadora, Danseuse, The Old One, Dancers and Ensemble
The Singing Tree Ramon, Solis and Ensemble
Lost Maria and Pedro
Freedom! Pedro and Ensemble
Vals de Espana Bailadora, Bailador and Dancers
The Emerald (Reprise)Pedro
Piece de Resistance Teresa and General Carabana
The Broken Bus Pedro
The Seed of God (Reprise)Padre Josef, Maria, Pedro, Ramon, Solis and Ensemble