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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: 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 Aspinall Neri
Marsha Bagwell Ensemble
Kita Bouroff Ensemble
Chris Callan Margot Vonvalet
Lana Caradimas Ensemble
Jacqueline Clark Ensemble
Donald Coleman Ensemble
Bill Collins Ensemble
Austin Colyer Ensemble
Kent Cottam Lt. Davergne
Ensemble
David Cryer Pierre Birabeau
General Birabeau's son
Osceola Davis Edith
Ronald De Felice Ensemble
Jerry Dodge Benjamin Kidd
Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald
Dennis Dohman Ensemble
Dick Ensslen Hadji
Ensemble
Karen Ford Ensemble
Stanley Grover Captain Paul Fontaine
Bonnie Hinson Ensemble
Michael Kermoyan Ali Ben Ali
Caid of a Riff Tribe
Urylee Leonardos Ensemble
Violet Ley Ensemble
William Leyerle Sgt. Boussac
Jane Lucas Ensemble
Sandra Mannis Ensemble
Rita Oney Best Ensemble
Berdeen Pigorsh Ensemble
John Ribecchi Sid El Kar
the Red Shadow's Lieutenant
Gloria Rossi Azuri
Frederick Sampson III Palace Guard
Nicholas Scarpinati Mindar
Ensemble
Brenda Schaffer Ensemble
Peter Schroeder Ensemble
Arthur Shaffer Ensemble
Mandingo Shaka Hassi
Shepperd Strudwick General Birabeau
Governor of a French Moroccan Province
Britt Swanson Susan
General Birabeau's ward
Anthony Tamburello Ensemble
Carol Jeanne Tenney
on Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Margot Vonvalet Alternate
David Vogel Ensemble
David Weatherspoon Ensemble
Dundi Wright Ensemble
Gloria Zaglool Clementina
a Spanish "lady"
Understudy: Bill Collins (Mindar)
music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Prelude, Feasting Song Sid 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 Vonvalet
Romance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Vonvalet 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 Vonvalet, 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 Vonvalet 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 Vonvalet
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 Vonvalet and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung 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 Alone Red Shadow, Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant), Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe) and Male Ensemble
The Sabre Song Margot Vonvalet and Red Shadow
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Vonvalet 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 Vonvalet
It (Reprise)
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
Dance of Triumph Azuri
One Alone (Reprise)Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Margot Vonvalet