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The-Merry-Go-Round   

 
Circle Theatre, (4/25/1908 - 7/18/1908)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Apr 25, 1908    
Closing Date: Jul 18, 1908 Total Performances: 97

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical Comedy in Two Balmy Breaths from Bohemia
Setting: Mineola; New York City; Cafe La Boheme



Production Staff
Produced by Circle Production Company
Music by Gus Edwards; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Paul West; Featuring "Stupid Mr. Cupid" by Theodore M. Morse and Edward Madden; Lyrics to "The Shop Window Girls" by Will D. Cobb; Featuring "He's A-my Brud" by Fred Fisher and Jesse Lasky
Staged by George Marion; Chorus numbers and dances staged by Joseph C. Smith
Scenic Design by D. Frank Dodge and Matt Morgan; Costume Design by William H. Matthews
Cast
John CantwellRatsy
newsboy
Swiper
a pickpocket
James B. CarsonRichard Niebelung
proprietor of the Cafe Boheme
Mabel HiteMartha Scraggs
a rural maid-of-all-work
Dorothy JardonMrs. Wheatly Bungalow
a young society widow
Ignacio MartinettiCasimir de Cliquot
aristocrat by birth and Bohemian by fate
George McKayAlec Smart
a side-show barker
Bill Graftly
a policeman
James J. Morton"Hen" Stubbs
a Reuben with Metropolitan tastes
Bobby NorthMorris Nosenstein
a promoter of vaudeville sensations
Melville StewartJack Saunders
a young American artist
Maude AdamsEnsemble
Viola AdamsEnsemble
Virginia AdamsShow Girl
Ensemble
Jeannette AlpineEnsemble
May BarrellEnsemble
Ellen BeckwithShow Girl
Ensemble
Edna BelmontA Fortune Teller
Ensemble
Louise CarterSamantha Spavin
who keeps boarders
Regina ConnellyEnsemble
Flora CrosbieEnsemble
Jean DavidsonEnsemble
Rita DeanShow Girl
Ensemble
Erna EvansEnsemble
Pearl GabrielleEnsemble
Mr. GibbsA Farmer
Edythe GrahamEnsemble
Lillian HazelEnsemble
May HopkinsViolet Nearstar
Show Girl
Ensemble
Florence JacksonEnsemble
Suzanne JohnstonEnsemble
Jim KaneA Merry-Go-Round Man
Jonathan KeefeHiram Spavin
a veteran of the G.A.R.
Ethel KellyEnsemble
May KingdonEnsemble
Hilda V. LawrenceShow Girl
Alice LazarShow Girl
Ensemble
Jeanne MacphersonEnsemble
Bobby ManningEnsemble
Stella MaurayEnsemble
Vernon MiltonA Farmer
Gypsy MooneyEnsemble
Julia MooneyEnsemble
Arthur MorrisonA Side-Show Man
Mae MurrayEnsemble
Rita PerkinsJeanne Danvray
of the Bohemian set
Marjorie RaceEnsemble
Lillian RiceDancing Girl
Mabel RussellMaggie
of the candy booth
William SadlerA Glass Eater
Joan SawyerShow Girl
William SissonsA Bearded Lady
Ethel SouthgateA Snake Charmer
Ensemble
Marjorie StewartEnsemble
May ThatcherShow Girl
Ensemble
Fay TincherEnsemble
Angie WeimersDancing Girl
Ocie WilliamsEnsemble
Millie WoodsEnsemble
music by Gus Edwards; lyrics by Paul West
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
It's a Fair Day for a Fair-dayChorus
Rubens on BroadwayAlec Smart (a side-show barker), Ratsy (newsboy) and Maggie (of the candy booth)
I Like Them Just Like You, Little GirlCasimir de Cliquot (aristocrat by birth and Bohemian by fate), Swells and Belles
I'm a Two-Horse Fellow in a One-Horse Town"Hen" Stubbs (a Reuben with Metropolitan tastes) and Company
Stupid Mr. Cupid
(music by Theodore M. Morse; lyrics by Edward Madden)
Martha Scraggs (a rural maid-of-all-work)
Betty You're the One Best BetRatsy (newsboy), Dancing Girls and Jockey Shrimps
I Won't Be Home for DinnerMrs. Wheatly Bungalow (a young society widow)
I'm the Captain of the Mineola GuardsJack Saunders (a young American artist) and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
ShoppingChorus
Have You Seen My Baby?Maggie (of the candy booth)
I Really Hate to Talk About MyselfMartha Scraggs (a rural maid-of-all-work)
The Shop Window Girls
(lyrics by Will D. Cobb)
Casimir de Cliquot (aristocrat by birth and Bohemian by fate)
In a StudioMrs. Wheatly Bungalow (a young society widow), Artists and Models
When the Music Starts to PlayJack Saunders (a young American artist)
He's A-my Brud
(music by Fred Fisher; lyrics by Jesse Lasky)
Martha Scraggs (a rural maid-of-all-work)
(We're the) Orchids of the OperaOpera Goers
Goodbye Old Year, Welcome NewChorus