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My Darlin' Aida   

Winter Garden Theatre, (10/27/1952 - 1/10/1953)
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Opening Date: Oct 27, 1952    
Closing Date: Jan 10, 1953 Total Performances: 89

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The first year of the Civil War, on and about General Farrow's plantation, near Memphis, Tennessee.


Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Robert L. Joseph; Associate Producer: Paul Vroom
Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Book by Charles Friedman; Based on "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi; Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek; Musical Director: Franz Allers
Directed by Charles Friedman; Choreographed by Hanya Holm
Scenic Design by Lemuel Ayers; Costume Design by Lemuel Ayers; Lighting Design by Hassard Short; Production Design by Lemuel Ayers
General Manager: Paul Vroom; Company Manager: Clarence Taylor
Production Supervisor: Hassard Short; Production Stage Manager: Ben Kranz; Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Choral Director: Robert Shaw; Music Contractor: Meyer Davis
Press Representative: Karl Bernstein and Harvey Sabinson; Vocal Coach: Elizabeth Westmoreland; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Production Associate: Shirley Bernstein
Cast
Billie Allen
Rebecca
Maid
Dancer
Paula Anderson
Child
Robert Baird
Singer
Gino Baldi
Singer
Muriel Birckhead
Maggie
Singer
Alonzo Bosan
Jason
Denis Bradler
Child
Betty Buday
Dancer
Robert Busch
Steve
Singer
Dorothy Candee
Singer
Stanley Carlson
Mayor Brad Sourby
Benjamin Cassidy
Singer
Jane Copeland
Bettie
Singer
Gail Culberson
Child
Jack Dabdoub
Singer
Nanci Darken
Dancer
Calvin Dash
Singer
Handy
Gloria Davy
Susie
Singer
William Dillard
Adam Brown
Sue Dorris
Bonnie
Singer
Bette Dubro
Matinees
Jessica Farrow
Alternate
George Fisher
Wheat
Singer
Lola Fisher
Laurie
Singer
John Fleming
Frog
Singer
Ruth Anne Fleming
Sis
Singer
Martha Flynn
Aggie
Singer
Paul Gannon
Dancer
Dody Goodman
Dancer
Theresa Green
Choir Soloist
Singer
Bettye Grifin
Dancer
Jacqueline Hairston
Maid
Flower
Dancer
Gordon Hamilton
Magician
Dancer
Arthur Hammond
Singer
Erona Harris
Dancer
Eddie Heim
Dancer
Ed Holleman
Dancer
Charlotte Holloman
Lilly
Singer
Howard Jarrett
Raymond Demarest
Alternate
Ida Johnson
Morning Star
Singer
Louis Johnson
Dancer
Carol Jones
Onnie
Singer
Walter Kelvin
Howie
Singer
Sharyn Kenney
Child
Joan Kruger
Dancer
Carmelita Lanza
Dancer
Elaine Malbin
Evenings
Aida
Alternate
Thornton Marker
Hutch
Singer
Fredye Marshall
Liz
Singer
Ruth McVayne
Dolly
Singer
Olive Moorefield
Lolly
Joe Nash
Dancer
Michelle Newton
Dancer
Walter Nicks
Dancer
William Noble
Singer
Michael O'Carolan
Singer
Paul Olson
Dancer
William Olvis
Raymond Demarest
Alternate
Charles O'Neill
Singer
Robert Price
Singer
Michael Roberts
Singer
Dorothy Sarnoff
Evenings
Jessica Farrow
Alternate
Eileen Schauler
Matinees
Aida
Alternate
Kenneth Schon
General Farrow
Ruth Schumacher
Mary
Singer
Frank Seabolt
Dancer
Joyce Sellinger
Lucy
Singer
William Sutherland
Yancey Hoyt
Major Stanhope
Singer
Joanne Taylor
Mrs. Sourby
Singer
Claude Thompson
Dancer
Edgar Thompson
Singer
Mary Ann Tomlinson
Nellie
Singer
Casper Vecchione
Singer
Robert Watts
Singer
Edward Wellman
Bull
Singer
William Wilderman
Rumford
Lavinia Williams
Zeporah
Maid
Dancer
Doris Wright
Dancer
Ned Wright
Pork
Singer
Robert Yeager
Singer
Vincent Yearwood
Child
music by Giuseppe Verdi; lyrics by Charles Friedman
ACT 1 Sung By
My Darlin' Aida Raymond Demarest
Love Is Trouble Jessica Farrow and Raymond Demarest
Love Is Trouble (Reprise) Aida, Jessica Farrow and Raymond Demarest
Me and Lee General Farrow, Rumford, Raymond Demarest, Aida, Jessica Farrow and Company
Me and Lee (Reprise) The Men
March on for Tennessee Aida
Why Ain't We Free Choir Soloist and Women's Choir
A Jamboree Jessica Farrow and Girls
Letter Duet Aida and Jessica Farrow
Me and Lee (Reprise) The Men
Homecoming Company
When You Grow Up Women and Children
Soldiers' March Men
King Called Cotton Company
Gotta Live Free Adam Brown
Master and Slave (Sextette) Adam Brown, Aida, Raymond Demarest, Jessica Farrow, Rumford, General Farrow and Company
Sing! South! Sing! Company
ACT 2 Sung By
I Want To Pray Jessica Farrow
Alone Aida
Three Stones to Stand On Aida and Adam Brown
You're False Aida and Adam Brown
There'll Have To Be Changes Made Aida and Raymond Demarest
Away Aida and Raymond Demarest
Land of Mine Aida, Raymond Demarest and Adam Brown
I Don't Want You Jessica Farrow and Raymond Demarest
The Trial Jessica Farrow, Rumford and The Knights
You Are My Darlin' Bride Raymond Demarest
Oh, Sky, Goodbye Aida
Why Ain't We Free Aida, Raymond Demarest, Jessica Farrow and Choir