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Song of Norway   

Imperial Theatre, (8/21/1944 - 4/13/1946)
Broadway Theatre, (4/15/1946 - 9/07/1946)
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Opening Date: Aug 21, 1944    
Closing Date: Sep 07, 1946 Total Performances: 860

Category: Musical, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts, based on the life and music of Edvard Grieg
Setting: Norway, Copenhagen, and Rome, in the 1860s


Production Staff
Produced by Edwin Lester
A New Operetta based on the Life and Music of Edvard Grieg; Musical Adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Book by Milton Lazarus; Based on the play by Homer Curran; Musical Director: Arthur Kay; Additional lyrics by Arthur Kay; Orchestral and Choral Arrangements by Arthur Kay
Book Direction by Charles K. Freeman; Choreography and Singing Ensembles Staged by George Balanchine
Production designed by Lemuel Ayers; Costume Design by Robert Davison; Lighting Design by Howard Bay
Company Manager: R. Victor Leighton
Production Manager: Peter Bronte; Stage Manager: Dan Brennan
Piano Soloist: Louis Teicher; Conducted by Andre S. Brummer
Settings Supervised by Carl Kent; Costumes Executed by Walter Israel
Press Representative: C. P. Greneker; Special Press Representative: Francis Robinson
Cast
Sylvia Allen
Child
Ann Andre
Marghareta
Chorus
Sig Arno
Count Peppi Le Loup
Robert Bailes
Chorus
Robert Bernard
Maestro Pisoni
Robert Bernoff
Ensemble
Helena Bliss
Nina Hagerup
Elizabeth Bockoven
Hilda
Chorus
Lewis Bolyard
Innkeeper
Chorus
Barbara Boudwin
Signora Eleanora
Chorus
Mary Bradley
Chorus
Patti Brady
Grima
Frank Brenneman
Chorus
Lawrence Brooks
Edvard Grieg
Betty Burge
Ensemble
Grace Carroll
Child
William Carroll
Eric
Marjorie Castle
Ensemble
John Chaloupka
Chorus
Dudley Clements
Henrik Ibsen
Shirley Conklin
Chorus
Kaye Connor
Chorus
Alexandra Danilova
Chorus
Paul De Poyster
Member of the Faculty
Chorus
Audrey Dearden
Chorus
Kent Edwards
Einar
Jean Faust
Ensemble
Milton Feher
Ensemble
Pauline Goddard
Chorus
Cameron Grant
Butler
Chorus
Audrey Guard
Member of the Faculty
Mother Grieg
Alternate
Chorus
Roland Guerard
The Minstrel
Ensemble
Leone Hall
Chorus
Janet Hamer
Sigrid
Harold Haskin
Ensemble
Larry Haynes
Chorus
Hal Horton
Chorus
Gwen Jones
Greta
Nina Hagerup
Alternate
Chorus
Jeanne Jones
Ensemble
Raymond Keast
Rikard Nordraak
Alternate
Chorus
Francis Kiernan
Ensemble
Walter Kingsford
Father Grieg
Eric Kristen
Ensemble
Jackie Lee
Helga
Dorothie Littlefield
Adelina
Ensemble
Karen Lund
Hedwig
Chorus
Gerald Matthews
Gunnar
Hal McMurrin
Chorus
Ewing Mitchell
Member of the Faculty
Sonya Orlova
Miss Anders
Ensemble
Pat O'Rourke
Child
Irra Petina
Louisa Giovanni
Adda Pourmel
Waitress at Tito's
Ensemble
Yura Radine
Ensemble
Carlye Ramey
Ensemble
Sharon Randall
Elvera
Chorus
Shannon Randolph
Child
Margaret Ritter
Chorus
Ivy Scott
Mother Grieg
Rosine Sedova
Waitress at Tito's
Ensemble
Robert Shafer
Rikard Nordraak
James Starbuck
Freddy
Tito
Ensemble
Gloria Stone
Ensemble
Nat Stoudenmire
Ensemble
Toni Stuart
Ensemble
Olga Suarez
The Maiden Norway
Ensemble
Sviatoslav Toumine
Ensemble
Mary Walker
Chorus
Arthur Waters
Chorus
Nora White
Maid
Philip White
Father Nordraak
Doreen Wilson
Frau Professor Norden
Chorus
Louisa Giovanni
Alternate
Anna Wiman
Ensemble
Maurice Winthrop
Chorus
Stanley Wolfe
Chorus
Walter Young
Chorus
ACT 1 Sung By
The Legend Rikard Nordraak
Hill of Dreams Nina Hagerup, Edvard Grieg and Rikard Nordraak
Freddy and His Fiddle Einar, Sigrid, Freddy and Singing Townspeople
Now Louisa Giovanni and Townspeople
Strange Music Edvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Midsummer's Eve Rikard Nordraak and Louisa Giovanni
March of the Trollgers Entire Ensemble
Hymn of Betrothal Mother Grieg and Villagers
Strange Music (Reprise) Edvard Grieg, Nina Hagerup and Chorus
Midsummer's Eve (Reprise) Rikard Nordraak, Nina Hagerup and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Papillon
Bon Vivant Edvard Grieg, Count Peppi Le Loup, Miss Anders and Girls
Three Loves Louisa Giovanni and Edvard Grieg
Down Your Tea Louisa Giovanni, Faculty and Guests
Nordraak's Farewell (Springtide) Rikard Nordraak
Three Loves (Reprise) Louisa Giovanni, Nina Hagerup and Ensemble
Waltz Eternal Ladies and Gentlemen
Peer Gynt
I Love You Nina Hagerup
At Christmastime Father Grieg, Mother Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Midsummer's Eve (Reprise) Edvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup
Strange Music (Reprise) Edvard Grieg
The Song of Norway Edvard Grieg