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The Oyster Man   

 
Grand Opera House , (12/16/1907 - circa. 12/21/1907)
Haverly's 14th Street Theatre , (12/30/1907 - 1/04/1908)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Dec 16, 1907   
Closing Date:Jan 04, 1908 Total Performances:

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A spectacular song comedy in two acts
Setting: Baltimore and the Isle of Blazassus
Comments: Originally opened 11/25/1907 at the Yorkville Theatre and closed 11/30/1907 after 10 performances. It played at the Metropolis Theatre from 12/23/1907 until its move to the 14th Street Theatre. In total it played 36 performances.


Production Staff
Produced by Jules Hurtig and Harry Seamon
Book by Flournoy E. Miller and Aubrey L. Lyles; Based on a story by James Halleck Reid; Music by Will Vodery and Ernest Hogan; Lyrics by Henry Creamer; Additional lyrics by Lester A. Walton; Musical Director: Will Vodery
Staged by Ernest Hogan
Costume Design by Will R. Barnes; Scenic Design by Angevine
Cast
Ella Anderson Mrs. Short
Princess Itto
Blanche Arlington Chorus
La La
Ruth Belmont Ponno
Chorus
Beatrice Bowen Chorus
Rose Brown Chorus
Pinkey Cooper Chorus
William Cowen Chorus
Carita Day Angeline Gaillard
Ella Deas Belle Cowan
Lawrence Deas Samuel Austen
Charles Foster Panama Jack
Chorus
John L. Grant Chorus
Delivery
Gus Hall Chorus
Gazabo
Ora Henry Chorus
Mrs. Change
Zamazi
Ernest Hogan Rufus Rastus
Robert A. Kelly Brother Peter Smith
Bertha Lee Chorus
Joseph Lyllard Chorus
George Lynnier Ho Bo
Chorus
James R. Marshall Chorus
Keno
Fred Miller Chorus
Billie Moore Gazook Seventh Eleventh
Chorus
Newell Moore Chorus
Koldo
Florence Osgood Chorus
Gertie Peterson Chorus
Harry Reed Useless
Dagalo
Sophie Reed Chorus
Muriel Ringgold Matilda Jeusharp
Emma Robinson Chorus
Mrs. Pocketbook
Minnie Robinson Chorus
John Rucker Sunny Sam
Louise Salisbury Ba La
Chorus
Annie Smith Chorus
Violet Somers Chorus
Esmerelda Stratham Chorus
Signeto
George Taylor Chorus
Arthur Thomas Chorus
Maggie Thomas Chorus
Mrs. Chinn
Dolly Thorpe Mrs. Chance
Chorus
Frank Tracey Chorus
Al F. Watts Aunt Jemima
William Wilkens Policeman 4-11-44
Watcho
Chorus
Craig Williams Specialty
Greg Williams George Oramos
James Worles Debility
Chorus
Thief
music by Will Vodery and Ernest Hogan; lyrics by Henry Creamer
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Fish Chorus Ensemble
Mina Matilda Jeusharp, Pony Ballet and Chorus
Yankee Doodle Coon Samuel Austen and Yankee Belles
White Wash Sunny Sam and Male Chorus
To-morrow Specialty and Chorus of Beaus and Belles
Contribution Box Rufus Rastus and Jubilee Chorus
I Just Can't Keep My Eyes Off You
(lyrics by Lester A. Walton)
Angeline Gaillard and Rufus Rastus
To Blazassus Entire Company
ACT 2Sung By
Roll On, Mighty Wave Mermaid Chorus
Enough, (That's Enough) Rufus Rastus
All Hail the King Gazabo and Native Chorus
Dogalo (Doggielow) Native Chorus
Meet Me at the Barber Shop Koldo and Double Octette
When Buffalo Bill and His Wild West Show First Came to Baltimore Zamazi and Entire Company