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Magdalena   

Ziegfeld Theatre, (9/20/1948 - 12/04/1948)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 20, 1948    
Closing Date: Dec 04, 1948 Total Performances: 88

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A courtyard of a chapel near the Magdalena River; Little Black Mouse Cafe, Paris; boat landing at the Muzo Village; Shrine of the Madonna; the Singing Tree; in and around General Carabana's hacienda
Comments: Set in 1912



Production Staff
Presented by Homer Curran; Produced by Edwin Lester
Music by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Book by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan and Homer Curran; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Musical Director: Arthur Kay
Staged by Jules Dassin; Choreographed by Jack Cole; Assistant Choreographer: Gwen Verdon and George Martin
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Howard Bay
Choral Director: Robert Zeller
Dance Captain: Matt Mattox
Cast
Lucy Andonian
Singer
Ralph Angell
Singer
Marion Begin
Singer
Jean Bishop
Singer
Arthur Brey
Singer
Betty Brusher
Conchita
Singer
Libby Burke
Dancer
Rita Charise
Dancer
Fred Cuelar
Child
Gene Curtsinger
The Old One
Peter De Bear
Child
Trudy DeLuz
Singer
Sofia Derue
Singer
Norma Doggett
Dancer
Jeanne Eisen
Singer
Stephen Esail
Singer
Peter Fields
Manuel
Betty Flannagan
Singer
Kahler Flock
Singer
Martha Flynn
Singer
Vera Ford
Singer
Tommy Gleason
Singer
Ralph Graves
Servant
Soldier
Marie Groscup
Bailadora
Dancer
Audrey Guard
Singer
Hugo Haas
General Carabana
Ferdinand Hilt
Major Blanco
John Huck
Singer
Robert Hudson
Singer
Betty Huff
Chanteuse
John King
Singer
Patrick Kirk
Child
Patricia Kirkland
Chico
Phyllis Kramer
Singer
Gwenn LaKind
Singer
Judy Landon
Dancer
Dale Lefler
Dancer
Ross Lynch
Singer
Christine Matsios
Cigarette Girl
Singer
Matt Mattox
Dancer
Joe Mazzolini
Singer
Mary Menzies
Dancer
Robert Meser
Soldier
Servant
Bill Miller
Dancer
Lorraine Miller
Danseuse
Dancer
Verne Miller
Dancer
Carl Milletaire
Doctor Lopez
Maurice Monte
Servant
Soldier
Leonard Morganthaler
Juan
Joan Morton
Dancer
Melva Niles
Solis
Gerhard Pechner
Padre Josef
Irra Petina
Teresa
Theresa Piper
Singer
John Raitt
Pedro
Roy Raymond
Singer
Major Domo
Henry Reese
Ramon
Sue Remos
Dancer
Stanley Roseman
Singer
Michael Sandin
Dancer
Dorothy Sarnoff
Maria
John Schickling
Zoggie
Michael Scrittorale
Dancer
Ralph Smith
Dancer
Paul Steffen
Dancer
Leonard Taylor
Singer
Robert Thompson
Dancer
Rosarita Varela
Child
Arthur Veiga
Soldier
Servant
Mary Wood
Singer
ACT 1 Sung By
Women Weaving Ensemble and Padre Josef
Petacal Solis, Ramon, Dancers and Ensemble
The Seed of God Padre Josef, Dancers and Ensemble
The Omen Bird (Teru Teru) Maria, Dancers and Ensemble
My Bus and I Pedro and Ensemble
The Emerald Maria and Pedro
The Civilized People General Carabana, Danseuse, Zoggie and Ensemble
Food for Thought Teresa and Ensemble
Come to Columbia Teresa, General Carabana and Ensemble
Plan It by the Planets Teresa, Zoggie and Ensemble
Bon Soir, Paris Teresa
Travel, Travel, Travel Teresa, General Carabana, Major Blanco, Zoggie and Ensemble
Magdalena The Old One
The Broken Pianolita Bailador, Dancers and Ensemble
Greeting Children
River Song Maria and Ensemble
Chivor Dance Dancers
My Bus and I (Reprise) Pedro, Teresa, Major Blanco and Children
The Forbidden Orchid Maria and Pedro
ACT 2 Sung By
Ceremonial Bailadora, Danseuse, The Old One, Dancers and Ensemble
The Singing Tree Ramon, Solis and Ensemble
Lost Maria and Pedro
Freedom! Pedro and Ensemble
Vals de Espana Bailadora, Bailador and Dancers
The Emerald (Reprise) Pedro
Piece de Resistance Teresa and General Carabana
The Broken Bus Pedro
The Seed of God (Reprise) Padre Josef, Maria, Pedro, Ramon, Solis and Ensemble