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Treemonisha   

 
Uris Theatre , (10/21/1975 - 11/02/1975)
Palace Theatre , (11/04/1975 - 12/14/1975)
First Preview:Oct 15, 1975 Total Previews:6
Opening Date:Oct 21, 1975   
Closing Date:Dec 14, 1975 Total Performances:64

Category: Musical, Opera, Original, Broadway
Setting: Plantation in Arkansas, northeast of the town of Texarkana, 3 or 4 miles from the Red River.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by James M. Nederlander, Joseph Nederlander and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by Adela Holzer, James M. Nederlander and Victor Lurie; Produced by arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company (Chicago and Westport)
Originally produced by The Houston Grand Opera Association
Music by Scott Joplin; Libretto by Scott Joplin; Music orchestrated by Gunther Schuller
Conceived by Frank Corsaro; Directed by Frank Corsaro; Choreographed by Louis Johnson; Assistant Choreographer: James Thurston; Assistant to Mr. Louis: Charles Augins
Scenic Design by Franco Colavecchia; Costume Design by Franco Colavecchia; Lighting Design by Nananne Porcher
General Manager: Nelle Nugent; Company Manager: John Scott
Production Stage Manager: Ben Janney; Stage Manager: Elizabeth Caldwell and Clinton Davis; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Drisin
Musical Supervisor: Gunther Schuller; Conducted by Gunther Schuller; Chorus Contractor: Earl L. Baker; Orchestra Contractor: Charles Russo; Music published by Chappell & Co. Inc.
Master of Properties: Barry-Robert Molitch
Artistic Consultant: Vera Brodsky Lawrence; General Press Representative: Michael Alpert and Marilynn LeVine; Press Representative: Joshua Ellis; Production Associate: Marian Kinsella; Production Associate to Mr. Colavecchia: Grethe Holby; Dance Captain: James Thurston
Cast
Betty Allen Monisha
Ned's wife
Carmen Balthrop Treemonisha
Ned's adopted daughter
Curtis Rayam Remus
Raymond Bazemore Simon
Dorceal Duckens Luddud
Ben Harney Zodzetrick
Kenneth Hicks Andy
Cora Johnson Lucy
The Louis Johnson Dance Theatre Treemonisha Dancer
Edward Pierson Parson Alltalk
Dwight Ransom Cephus
Willard White Ned
Earl L. Baker Treemonisha Chorus
Thea Barnes Treemonisha Dancer
Clyde-Jacques Barrett Treemonisha Dancer
Kenneth Bates Treemonisha Chorus
Kathleen Battle
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Treemonisha
Ned's adopted daughter
Alternate
Dwight Baxter Treemonisha Dancer
Renee Brailsford Treemonisha Dancer
Karen Burke Treemonisha Dancer
Barbara Christopher Treemonisha Chorus
Steven Cole Treemonisha Chorus
Ella Eure Treemonisha Chorus
Gregory Gardner Treemonisha Chorus
Reggie Jackson Treemonisha Dancer
Veda Jackson Treemonisha Dancer
Melvin Jordan Treemonisha Chorus
Julia Lema Treemonisha Dancer
Anita Littleman Treemonisha Dancer
Patricia McDermott Treemonisha Chorus
Janette Moody Treemonisha Chorus
Marion Moore Treemonisha Chorus
Vera Moore Treemonisha Chorus
Lorna Myers
Saturday matinees
Monisha
Ned's wife
Alternate
Treemonisha Chorus
Rick Odums Treemonisha Dancer
Glover Parham Treemonisha Chorus
Patricia Pates Treemonisha Chorus
William Penn Treemonisha Chorus
Dwayne Phelps Treemonisha Dancer
Ivson Polk Treemonisha Dancer
Dwight Ransom Treemonisha Chorus
Cornel Richie Treemonisha Chorus
Mabel Robinson Treemonisha Dancer
Patricia Rogers Treemonisha Chorus
Martial Roumain Treemonisha Dancer
Katherine Singleton Treemonisha Dancer
Christine Spencer Treemonisha Chorus
James Thurston Treemonisha Dancer
Walter Turnbull Treemonisha Chorus
Gloria Turner Treemonisha Chorus
Bobby Walker Treemonisha Dancer
Peter Whitehead Treemonisha Chorus
Arthur Williams Treemonisha Chorus
Pamela Wilson Treemonisha Dancer
Barbara Young Treemonisha Chorus
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Scott Joplin; Libretto by Scott Joplin
music by Scott Joplin; lyrics by Scott Joplin
ACT 1Sung By
Overture Orchestra, Zodzetrick and Dancers
The Bag of Luck Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Remus, Ned and Zodzetrick
The Corn-Huskers Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Chorus
We're Goin' Around Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Lucy, Remus, Ned, Chorus and Dancers
The Wreath Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife) and Lucy
The Sacred Tree Monisha (Ned's wife)
Surprise Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter)
Treemonisha's Bringing Up Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Monisha (Ned's wife)
Good Advice Parson Alltalk and Chorus
Confusion Monisha (Ned's wife), Lucy, Remus and Ned
Superstition Simon and Cephus
Treemonisha in Peril Zodzetrick, Simon, Luddud and Cephus
The Frolic of the Bears Dancers
The Wasp Nest Simon and Cephus
The Rescue Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Remus
We Will Rest Awhile Quartet
Going Home Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Remus and Foreman
Aunt Dinah Has Blowed de Horn Chorus and Dancers
ACT 2Sung By
Prelude Orchestra
I Want to See My Child Monisha (Ned's wife) and Ned
Treemonisha's Return Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Remus, Ned and Andy
Wrong Is Never Right Remus and Chorus
Abuse Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Andy
When Villains Ramble Far and Near Ned
Conjuror's Forgiven Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter) and Andy
We Will Trust You As Our Leader Treemonisha (Ned's adopted daughter), Monisha (Ned's wife), Lucy, Ned, Remus, Andy and Chorus
A Real Slow Drag Company
Aunt Dinah Has Blowed de Horn (Reprise)Company