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Abyssinia   

 
Majestic Theatre , (2/20/1906 - 3/17/1906)
West End Theatre , (4/23/1906 - circa. 4/1906)
Grand Opera House , (8/18/1906 - circa. 8/1906)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Feb 20, 1906   
Closing Date:Aug 1906 Total Performances:48

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in one act
Setting: Abyssinia


Production Staff
Produced by Melville B. Raymond
Music by Will Marion Cook and Bert A. Williams; Book by Jesse A. Shipp and Alexander Rogers; Lyrics by Jesse A. Shipp and Alexander Rogers; Additional lyrics by Earle C. Jones; Additional music by James J. Vaughn; Musical Director: James J. Vaughn; Director of vocal music: William C. Elkins
Staged by Alexander Rogers and Jesse A. Shipp; Musical Staging by Aida Overton Walker
Scenic Design by Ernest Albert and Louis C. Young; Costume Design by Eaves
Cast
Aline Cassel Daphne
George Catlin Wong Foo
Maggie Davis Serena
William C. Elkins Hadji
William Foster Semra
Ada Guigesse Nettie
Hattie Hopkins Varinoe
Katie Jones Allamo
J. E. Lightfoot Zamish
Hattie McIntosh Aunt Callie Parker
Charles H. Moore Elder Fowler
Charles L. Moore Omreeka
Alexander Rogers Shambal Bollasso
Lavinia Rogers Lucinda
Annie Ross Tai Tu
Jesse A. Shipp The Affa Negus Tegulet
R. Henri Strange King Menelik II
Aida Overton Walker Miriam
George W. Walker Rastus Johnson
Bert A. Williams Jasmine Jenkins
Craig Williams James
Lottie Williams Miss Primly
music by Bert A. Williams and Will Marion Cook; lyrics by Jesse A. Shipp and Alex Rogers
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Ode to Menelik Male Chorus
Jolly Jungle Boys
(lyrics by Earle C. Jones)
Male Chorus
Ode to the Sun
(lyrics by Earle C. Jones)
Entire Chorus
Where My Forefathers Died Aunt Callie Parker and Chorus
Twilight at Home, Sweet Home James
Holiday in the Market Entire Chorus
Rastus Johnson, U.S.A. Rastus Johnson and Chorus
Answers That You Don't Expect to Get
(lyrics by Earle C. Jones)
Miss Primly
The Lion and the Monk (Die Trying) Miriam and 9 Abyssinian Maids
It's Hard to Find a King Like Me
(music by James J. Vaughn)
Rastus Johnson and Chorus
The Capture of Yaraboo Jasmine Jenkins, Rastus Johnson and Chorus
Here It Comes Again
(lyrics by Earle C. Jones and Alex Rogers)
Jasmine Jenkins
Menelik's Tribute to Queen Tai Tu
Good-Bye, Ethiopia
(music by James J. Vaughn)
Jasmine Jenkins and Rastus Johnson