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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 CasselDaphne
George CatlinWong Foo
Maggie DavisSerena
William C. ElkinsHadji
William FosterSemra
Ada GuigesseNettie
Hattie HopkinsVarinoe
Katie JonesAllamo
J. E. LightfootZamish
Hattie McIntoshAunt Callie Parker
Charles H. MooreElder Fowler
Charles L. MooreOmreeka
Alexander RogersShambal Bollasso
Lavinia RogersLucinda
Annie RossTai Tu
Jesse A. ShippThe Affa Negus Tegulet
R. Henri StrangeKing Menelik II
Aida Overton WalkerMiriam
George W. WalkerRastus Johnson
Bert A. WilliamsJasmine Jenkins
Craig WilliamsJames
Lottie WilliamsMiss Primly
music by Bert A. Williams and Will Marion Cook; lyrics by Jesse A. Shipp and Alex Rogers
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Ode to MenelikMale 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 DiedAunt Callie Parker and Chorus
Twilight at Home, Sweet HomeJames
Holiday in the MarketEntire 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 YarabooJasmine 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