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The Girl Behind the Counter   

 
Herald Square Theatre, (10/01/1907 - 6/06/1908)
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Opening Date: Oct 01, 1907    
Closing Date: Jun 06, 1908 Total Performances: 282

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: "The Universal," an American department store in London; The "Jardin de Paris," at Hammersmith.



Production Staff
Produced by Sam S. and Lee Shubert, Inc. and Lew M. Fields
Music by Howard Talbot; Book by Leedham Bantock and Arthur Anderson; Freely adapted and reconstructed by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Arthur Anderson; Featuring "Much Obliged to You" by Benjamin Hapgood Burt; Featuring "When You Steal a Kiss or Two" by Kenneth S. Clark; Featuring "The Cherry in the Glass" by Paul Lincke and Will D. Cobb; Featuring songs with lyrics by Lilla Cayley Robinson
Produced under the direction of J. C. Huffman and Julian Mitchell
Scenic Design by Arthur Voegtlin; Costume Design by William H. Matthews
Conducted by William E. MacQuinn
Cast
George BebanHenri Duval
manager
Vernon CastleJohn Blobbs
waiter at the Jardin de Paris
Hon. Aubrey Battersea
friend of Lord Gushington
Hawkins
waiter
Louise DresserMillie Mostyn
overlady at "The Universal"
Connie EdissMrs. Henry Schniff
formerly Mrs. Willoughby
Lotta FaustNinette Valois
of the millinery department
Lew M. FieldsHenry Schniff
a soldier of misfortune
Denman MaleyLord Augustine Gushington
familiarly known as "Gussie"
Ignacio MartinettiDudley Cheatham
cashier
May NaudainWinnie Willoughby
Mrs. Schniff's daughter
Joseph RatliffCharley Chetwynd
a self-made young millionaire
Topsy SiegristSusie Scraggs
assistant cashier
Mae AllenHattie Tryon
shopper
Nan BrennanKitty Ermine
shopper
Gladys BrowneHope Gonne
saleslady
May BurnettLady Stonybroke
patron
Daisy CarsonTessie Temple
cash girl
Claire CassclesDottie Styles
shopper
Sebastian CassieTompkins
waiter
Erminie ClarkRhode Rimple
cash girl
Vincent CooperPonsonby
a chauffeur
Lillian DevereSallie Sample
cash girl
Ida DoergeVera Leight
saleslady
Radford D'OrsayLouis
booth attendant
Richard FanningSimkins
waiter
Lottie FremontMrs. Crossley-Shoppington
Jane GrantMrs. Mark Down
patron
Josephine HarrimanWinnie Wimple
cash girl
Frances HarrisMrs. Uneeda Wafer
patron
Elizabeth HawmanEnsemble
Louise HawmanEnsemble
Viola HopkinsMrs. Canby Dunn
patron
Ruth HumphriesThe Hon. Eunice Byington
patron
Bettine LeFevreRita Ruffhouse
saleslady
Beatrice LiddellEnsemble
Molly MackTessie Tardington
saleslady
Dorothy MarloweEnsemble
Edith Ethel McBrideMrs. M. Whittington
J.J. McDonaldFrancois
booth attendant
Seppie McNeilEnsemble
Olive MentonLady Cheapington-Jones
patron
Ethel MillardIda Knowington
saleslady
Charles MitchellJohn L. Fitz Corbet
"Patsy" MitchellMaggie
of the wrapping department
Mitchell & Durante
Hubert NevilleLord Rumbold
friend of Lord Gushington
Lillian RaymondGrace Church
saleslady
Elsa ReinhardtLottie Munn
shopper
John ReinhardtJean
booth attendant
Ada RobertsonEnsemble
Madge RobertsonMaida Mantell
saleslady
Reina SwiftWilla Ketchum
saleslady
Joseph TorpeyBliffkins
waiter
Helen TurnerDaisy Lyons
shopper
A. Van SantPierre
booth attendant
Winifred VaughanLady Bargyn-Hunter
patron
Marion WhitneyTrixie Coates
shopper
Dorothy WilliamsMrs. C.O.D. Billings
patron
Anna C. WilsonWinnie Fellows
saleslady
J. J. YoungsDeBelleville
porter for Millie Mostyn
music by Howard Talbot; lyrics by Arthur Anderson
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
The Entreprising FrenchmanHenri Duval (manager) and Chorus
FlirtingDudley Cheatham (cashier) and Susie Scraggs (assistant cashier)
Eh? Ah? Oh!Mrs. Henry Schniff (formerly Mrs. Willoughby)
ShoppingShoppers and Chorus
(The Best I Get Is) 'Much Obliged to You
(music by Benjamin Hapgood Burt; lyrics by Benjamin Hapgood Burt)
Millie Mostyn (overlady at "The Universal")
The Bandbox GirlNinette Valois (of the millinery department) and Pony Ballet
Won't You Buy?Winnie Willoughby (Mrs. Schniff's daughter) and Charley Chetwynd (a self-made young millionaire)
ACT 2 Sung By
FrivolityThe Pony Ballet
I Want to Marry a Man (I Mean to Marry a Man)Winnie Willoughby (Mrs. Schniff's daughter)
The Glow-Worm (Replaced "I Want to Marry a Man" after opening )
(music by Paul Lincke; lyrics by Lilla Cayley Robinson)
Winnie Willoughby (Mrs. Schniff's daughter)
(Any Time You're) Passing ByMillie Mostyn (overlady at "The Universal")
When You Steal a Kiss or Two (Making Love)
(music by Kenneth S. Clark; lyrics by Kenneth S. Clark)
Ninette Valois (of the millinery department)
The Cherry in the Glass
(music by Paul Lincke; lyrics by Will D. Cobb)
Charley Chetwynd (a self-made young millionaire)
Now I've Married a MillionaireMrs. Henry Schniff (formerly Mrs. Willoughby)
The Way of TradeSusie Scraggs (assistant cashier), Dudley Cheatham (cashier), The Pony Ballet and Chorus