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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
Neva Aymar
the girl next door
Burrell Barbaretto
Fred Doolittle
Sam Bernard
Ludwig Knoedler
nearly the hero of the day
Elizabeth Brice
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
Jane Brown
Doris Cameron
Nora Mooney
Miss Carr
Cyril Chadwick
William Davis
Alice Eis
W. F. Fair
R. Franklyn
an English footman
Edith Gervan
Robert Paton Gibbs
a theatrical costumer
Fred Gray
Daisy Greene
cashier at Moreau's shop
Lillian Harris
Geraldine Murphy
Louis Helie
Count Orloff
W. A. Hungerford
Josephine Kernell
Richard J. Kirkwood
Alice Knowlton
Dorothy Lancaster
Rita Lancaster
Ethel Lawrence
Victor Le Roy
Adelaide Lehr
Ada Lewis
Gwendolyn Doolittle
a matinee girl of romantic dispositions
Samuel Lindsay
Virginia Marshall
Estelle Puffenkranz
Violet Moore
Susan Pitt
Hildegarde Jones
Nancy Poole
Maxine Revillion
Marian Love
Franklyn Roberts
Wade Waters
a bathing master
Katherine Robertson
Albertine Sargent
Connie Moore
Vaughn Sargent
Pussy Foote
W. Slick
Edith Warner
Dorothy Watson
Laura Lee
Ethel Wheeler
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)