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Nearly a Hero   

 
Casino Theatre , (2/24/1908 - 6/06/1908)
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Opening Date:Feb 24, 1908   
Closing Date:Jun 06, 1908 Total Performances:116

Category: Musical, Farce, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: Residence of Mr. Doolittle; Moreau's costuming establishment; Mr. Doolittle's villa at Seabright


Production Staff
Produced by Sam S. and Lee Shubert, Inc.
Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Edward B. Claypoole and Will Heelan; Music by Seymour Furth; Orchestra under the direction of Oscar Radin; Featuring "I Don't Want to Marry You" and "My Sahara Girl" by Edward B. Claypoole; Lyrics for "My Sahara Girl" by Harry B. Smith; Featuring "I'm So Particular" by Matt Woodward and Louis A. Hirsch; Featuring "I Was a Hero (Too)" by Egbert Van Alstyne and Harry Williams; Featuring "Mary! My Heather Belle" by John B. Lowitz; Featuring songs by Herman Avery Wade
Staged by George Marion and J. C. Huffman; Dances arranged by William Rock
Scenic Design by Arthur Voegtlin and Edward G. Unitt; Costume Design by Castel-Bert and Miss Finch; Men's costumes by Ritchie Harnden and Charles Swarns
Cast
Neva Aymar Edith
the girl next door
Burrell Barbaretto Fred Doolittle
Sam Bernard Ludwig Knoedler
nearly the hero of the day
Elizabeth Brice Francine
a French maid
Sam Edwards Jabez Doolittle
with padlocks on his hip pockets
Ethel Levey Angeline DeVere
a queen of musical comedy
Edgar Norton Harold Percy Montague
Zelda Sears Mrs. Doolittle
Marian Alexander Hazel Dayton
Louis Austin Singer/dancer
Jane Brown Singer/dancer
Doris Cameron Nora Mooney
Miss Carr Singer/dancer
Cyril Chadwick Singer/dancer
William Davis Singer/dancer
Alice Eis Singer/dancer
W. F. Fair Singer/dancer
R. Franklyn Plympton
an English footman
Edith Gervan Singer/dancer
Robert Paton Gibbs Moreau
a theatrical costumer
Fred Gray Singer/dancer
Daisy Greene Marie
cashier at Moreau's shop
Lillian Harris Geraldine Murphy
Louis Helie Count Orloff
W. A. Hungerford Singer/dancer
Josephine Kernell Singer/dancer
Richard J. Kirkwood Singer/dancer
Alice Knowlton Singer/dancer
Dorothy Lancaster Singer/dancer
Rita Lancaster Singer/dancer
Ethel Lawrence Singer/dancer
Victor Le Roy Singer/dancer
Adelaide Lehr Singer/dancer
Ada Lewis Gwendolyn Doolittle
a matinee girl of romantic dispositions
Samuel Lindsay Singer/dancer
Virginia Marshall Estelle Puffenkranz
Violet Moore Singer/dancer
Susan Pitt Hildegarde Jones
Nancy Poole Singer/dancer
Maxine Revillion Marian Love
Franklyn Roberts Wade Waters
a bathing master
Katherine Robertson Singer/dancer
Albertine Sargent Connie Moore
Vaughn Sargent Pussy Foote
W. Slick Singer/dancer
Edith Warner Singer/dancer
Dorothy Watson Laura Lee
Ethel Wheeler Singer/dancer
music by Seymour Furth; lyrics by Will Heelan and Edward B. Claypoole
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Bridge Mrs. Doolittle
After Office Hours Fred Doolittle and Chorus
I Don't Want to Marry You
(music by Edward B. Claypoole)
Fred Doolittle and Edith (the girl next door)
(My) Sahara Girl
(music by Edward B. Claypoole; lyrics by Harry B. Smith)
Angeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy)
Waltz and Two-Step Angeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy), Edith (the girl next door) and Gwendolyn Doolittle (a matinee girl of romantic dispositions)
ACT 2Sung By
Stitch, Stitch Chorus
Don't You Ever Tell I Told You Marie (cashier at Moreau's shop) and Chorus
I'm So Particular
(music by Louis A. Hirsch; lyrics by Matt Woodward)
Angeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy)
I Was a Hero (Too)
(music by Egbert Van Alstyne; lyrics by Harry Williams)
Ludwig Knoedler (nearly the hero of the day)
My Washy Washy Beau Chorus of Girls
Not Really Harold Percy Montague and Girls
Mary! My Heather Belle!
(music by Louis A. Hirsch; lyrics by John B. Lowitz)
Fred Doolittle and Girls
The Queen of Belle Paree Angeline DeVere (a queen of musical comedy) and Men
ACT 3Sung By
I Want a (Fine Little) Steam Yacht
(music by Herman Avery Wade; lyrics by Paul West)
Francine (a French maid) and Chorus
The Drawing Lesson Octette
The Walking Tour Edith (the girl next door), Marie (cashier at Moreau's shop), Francine (a French maid) and Chorus
A Singer Sang a Song Ludwig Knoedler (nearly the hero of the day)