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The Desert Song   

 
Uris Theatre, (9/05/1973 - 9/16/1973)
First Preview: Sep 04, 1973 Total Previews: 1
Opening Date: Sep 05, 1973    
Closing Date: Sep 16, 1973 Total Performances: 15

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: The 1930s. Northern Africa.



Production Staff
Produced by Moe Septee; Produced in association with Jack L. Wolgin and Victor H. Potamkin
Music by Sigmund Romberg; Book by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel; Lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel; Dance arrangements by Dorothea Freitag; Featuring songs with lyrics by Edward Smith; Musical Director: Al Cavaliere
Directed by Henry Butler; Choreographed by David Nillo
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Costume Design by Sara Brook; Lighting Design by Clarke Dunham
Production Stage Manager: Lee Murray; Stage Manager: Patricia Drylie
Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc. and Ellen Levene
Cast
Ruby Greene AspinallNeri
Marsha BagwellEnsemble
Kita BouroffEnsemble
Chris CallanMargot Bonvalet
Lana CaradimasEnsemble
Jacqueline ClarkEnsemble
Donald ColemanEnsemble
Bill CollinsEnsemble
Austin ColyerEnsemble
Kent CottamLt. Davergne
Ensemble
David CryerPierre Birabeau
General Birabeau's son
Osceola DavisEdith
Ronald De FeliceEnsemble
Jerry DodgeBenjamin Kidd
Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald
Dennis DohmanEnsemble
Dick EnsslenHadji
Ensemble
Karen FordEnsemble
Stanley GroverCaptain Paul Fontaine
Bonnie HinsonEnsemble
Michael KermoyanAli Ben Ali
Caid of a Riff Tribe
Urylee LeonardosEnsemble
Violet LeyEnsemble
William LeyerleSgt. Boussac
Jane LucasEnsemble
Sandra MannisEnsemble
Rita Oney BestEnsemble
Berdeen PigorshEnsemble
John RibecchiSid El Kar
the Red Shadow's Lieutenant
Gloria RossiAzuri
Frederick Sampson IIIPalace Guard
Nicholas ScarpinatiMindar
Ensemble
Brenda SchafferEnsemble
Peter SchroederEnsemble
Arthur ShafferEnsemble
Mandingo ShakaHassi
Shepperd StrudwickGeneral Birabeau
Governor of a French Moroccan Province
Britt SwansonSusan
General Birabeau's ward
Anthony TamburelloEnsemble
Carol Jeanne Tenney
on Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Margot Bonvalet
Alternate
David VogelEnsemble
David WeatherspoonEnsemble
Dundi WrightEnsemble
Gloria ZagloolClementina
a Spanish "lady"
Understudies: Bill Collins (Mindar)
music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Prelude, Feasting SongSid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
The Riff Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow, Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
Feasting Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
The Riff Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow and Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant)
Margot
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine and Soldiers
Has Anybody Seen my Bennie?
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
Why Did We Marry Soldiers?
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
French Girls
French Military Marching Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet
Romance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet and French Girls
French Military Marching Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
French Girls and Soldiers
Then You Will Know
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet, Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Ensemble
It
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald)
I Want a Kiss
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet and Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son)
It
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
I Want a Kiss
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine and Ensemble
The Desert Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow and Margot Bonvalet
Azuri Dance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Azuri and Azuri Girls
Soft as a Pigeon
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant), Captain Paul Fontaine and Ensemble
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow, Margot Bonvalet and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
My Little Castagnette
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Clementina (a Spanish "lady") and Spanish Girls
Song of the Brass Key
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Clementina (a Spanish "lady") and Spanish Girls
One Good Boy Gone Wrong
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Clementina (a Spanish "lady")
Let Love Go
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe) and Male Ensemble
One Flower in Your Garden
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Male Ensemble
One AloneRed Shadow, Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant), Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe) and Male Ensemble
The Sabre SongMargot Bonvalet and Red Shadow
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet and Red Shadow
One Alone (Reprise) Red Shadow and Male Ensemble
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet
It (Reprise)
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
Dance of TriumphAzuri
One Alone (Reprise) Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Margot Bonvalet