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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 1 Sung 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 2 Sung 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 3 Sung 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)
   
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