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A Hero Is Born   

Adelphi Theatre, (10/01/1937 - 11/27/1937)
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Opening Date: Oct 01, 1937    
Closing Date: Nov 27, 1937 Total Performances: 50

Category: Musical, Extravaganza, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and about the Castle of Pantouflia
Comments: Performed Tuesday-Saturday evenings, and a Sunday matinee.



Production Staff
Produced by Federal Theatre Project of The WPA
Music by A. Lehman Engel; Written by Theresa Helburn; from a fairy tale by Andrew Lang; Lyrics by Agnes Morgan; Musical Director: Alexander Saron; Music orchestrated by Alexander Saron
Staged by Agnes Morgan; Production Supervised by Edward Goodman
Scenic Design by Tom Adrian Cracraft; Costume Design by Alexander Jones
Cast
Alfredo Allegro
A Courier from the Duke of Kinbabbles
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Hugh Banks
Gossiping Guest
Eleanora Barrie
The Fairy of the Sword
Gossiping Guest
Eleanor Benedikt
The Blue Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mary Berkeley
Duchess of Kinbabbles
Elizabeth Bilencova
The Purple Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
Doan Borup
Baron Grouchogg
James Bradleigh
Gossiping Guest
Ione Bright
The Armored Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Ronald Brogan
First Young Buck
Gossiping Guest
Marjorie Brown
Lady Kathleena
Robert Bruce
Count Piffledown
Walter Burke
A Gentleman of Uncertain Age
Time
William
Peter Byrne
A Manservant
Camelia Campbell
The Rainbow Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Other Guest
John Christian
Antonio
a Page
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
DeLancey Cleveland
A Servant
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Clay Cody
Gaston's Chef
James Coyle
First Under Cook
An Unexpected Vistior
Louis Cruger
Another Servitor
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Muni Diamond
A Gourmet
Gossiping Guest
Jack Egan
Alfredo
a Page
Second Young Buck
Gossiping Guest
David Enton
A Prankster
John Farman
Gaston
The Proprietor
Singing Escort
Elinor Flynn
The Gray Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
A Guest Who Loves Dancing
Edward Forbes
Chief Steward
Tom Greenway
Another Servitor
A Prankster
Anthony Grey
Another Servant
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mollie Hakim
Orchestral Trio
Charles Henderson
An Inebriated Patron
Lord Chief Justice
Paul Jacchia
Son
Gossiping Guest
Jane Jonson
The Silver Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Clarence Kane
Second Under Cook
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Toccoa Lauder
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
George Le Soir
Lord Kelso
Drue Leyton
Lady Rosalind
Claire Lillis
Gossiping Guest
Robert Lowe
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Seymour Malmude
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Isabel Marlyn
The Fairy of Flame
Other Guest
John McCormack
Another Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Lewis McMichael
Another Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
John McNulty
A Retainer of Baron Grouchogg
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Other Guest
Albert McWilliams
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
A Footman
Helen Morrow
Lady Molinda
Beatrice Olson
The White Fairy
A Lady Who Does
Gossiping Guest
William Phelps
Zoroaster
Visitor's Brother
George Probert
A Gentleman Who Should Know Better
Janet Rathbun
Lady Piffledown
Harry Redding
Viscount Piffle
David Resnikoff
Nicolo
a Page
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Duke of Kinbabbles
Ethel Reynolds
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Frances Ritchie
A Royal Nurse
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Mary Roth
The Bubble Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Charles MacLean Savage
Paterfamilias
Gossiping Guest
Jack Shipman
Another Servitor
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Lillian Shrewsbury
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Harry Sothern
Thomas Benson
Raymond Southwick
Chief Cook
Gaston's Waiter
Gossiping Guest
Sylvia St. John
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Minnie Stanley
The Black Fairy
Ben Starkie
H.R.H. Prince Prigio
Lillian Steele
The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir
Mater Familiar
Donald Stewart
A Herald
Gossiping Guest
Louise Swanson
The Star Fairy
Ladies and Gentlemen and Servants of the Court
Gossiping Guest
Viola Swayne
Gossiping Guest
Frederic Tozere
H.M. The King
Marie Valdez
Orchestral Trio
William Vaughan
Tony
June Victor
Orchestral Trio
Agnes Williams
A Royal Nurse
Gossiping Guest
Sidney Williams
Gourmet's Crony
Other Guest
Jennie Wren
The Golden Fairy
Daughter
Gossiping Guest
Margaret Wycherly
H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia
music by A. Lehman Engel; lyrics by Agnes Morgan
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Tra la la Chief Steward, A Servant, Another Servant, Five more Servitors, Alfredo, Antonio, Son and Nicolo
Matters Culinary Chief Cook, First Under Cook and Second Under Cook
Fiddle Dee Dee H.M. The King and H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia
The Royal March H.M. The King, H.M. Queen of Pantouoflia and Servants
Music in the Air The Fairy of Flame, The Rainbow Fairy, The Golden Fairy, The Star Fairy, The Silver Fairy, The Purple Fairy, The Fairy of the Sword, The Bubble Fairy, The White Fairy, The Gray Fairy, The Armored Fairy, The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir, The Blue Fairy and The Black Fairy
Magic Gifts The Fairy of Flame, The Rainbow Fairy, The Golden Fairy, The Star Fairy, The Silver Fairy, The Purple Fairy, The Fairy of the Sword, The Bubble Fairy, The White Fairy, The Gray Fairy, The Armored Fairy, The Fairy of Le Rouge et Noir, The Blue Fairy, The Black Fairy and Orchestral Trio
Christening Music Orchestra
A Question of Gait
(lyrics by Thomas Burke)
A Gentleman of Uncertain Age and Men's Ensemble
Woe Is Me Lady Molinda and Lady Kathleena
Feline Wisdom Zoroaster
Off to Gluckstein The Pantoufflian Court
Keeping Priglio Company Orchestra
Keeping Priglio Company (Reprise) Orchestra
The Secret of Success Gaston
We Believe Lady Rosalind and H.R.H. Prince Prigio
ACT 2 Sung By
Combat The Elements
A Love-Lorn Maid Chief Steward
They Say Gossiping Guests
The Best Dance of All Gaston
The Best Dance of All (Reprise) Gaston and Gossiping Guests
The Song of Priglio Guests of Lord Kelso
Important Announcement H.M. The King
Hurrah for Life Guests of Lord Kelso
Priglio Don't Know H.M. The King, Lady Molinda, Lady Kathleena, An Unexpected Vistior and Zoroaster
The Last Word Lady Rosalind