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The Cat's in the Larder     or, The Maid with a Parasol

Resumed in Repertory throughout season ending 06/05/1841.

Olympic Theatre, (12/23/1840 - 1/24/1841)
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Opening Date: Dec 23, 1840    
Closing Date: Jan 24, 1841 Total Performances: 27

Category: Musical, Burlesque,Opera, Original, Broadway
Description: A Burlesque, Operatic Burletta on "La Gazza Ladra, or The Maid of Palaiseau," in One Act, 5 Scenes.
Setting: New York and its environs.

Production Staff
Music arranged by George Loder; Written by James Henry Horncastle; Based after the opera by Gioacchino Rossini
Stage Arrangements by William Mitchell
Scenic Design by Mr. Bengough
William Mitchell
Fernando Villyebilly
an old soldier of the U.S. Army
Mr. Clarke
Mr. Roche's clerk embodying the old adage
Mr. Cunningham
Fitzfritto Velscore
Master of the "Friends Retreat" hotel
Mr. William Edwin
Mr. Leary Roche
a Justice of the Peace
Mr. George Graham
Ikey Ikey
a clock-maker; very distant relation to Stan Slick
Le Petit Inconnu
The Tom Cat
Mr. Roberts
a gentleman of color and waiter at the hotel
Mr. Russell
William Velscore
Fitzfritto's son vacated for the vacation
Mrs. Timm
a bar-maid, daughter of Villyebilly
Miss Turnbull
Miss Kookensnivey
a young lady wot dances
Mrs. Watts
Mrs. Fitzfritto Velscore
a shrewd woman, but a bitter shrew

Opening Chorus (Air of 'Let's haste to the wedding') (Let us haste to the wedding) Chorus
Recitative (Air of 'Di pacer mi balza il cor') (Deep in the chair) Janetta
Aria (Air of 'Oh, you will come today') Janetta
Song (Air of 'Clar de Kitchen') (Clocks, clocks, clocks, who'll buy my clocks?) Ikey Ikey
Song (Air from 'PAUL AND VIRGINIA') (What sound strikes my ear?) Janetta
Dance (The Xaleo de Xeres) Miss Kookensnivey
Grand Scena (Air of 'Bow, wow, wow!') (Last night, just as the sun, behind) Fernando Villyebilly
Ballad (Air of 'My Pretty Jane') (My pretty Jane, my bar-maid Jane) Mr. Leary Roche
Song (Air of 'She wore a wreath of roses') (He wore upon his person) Janetta
Trio (Air of 'Oh nume benefico') (Thank fate; I am hither sent [Air changes to 'Mrs. Sneak and I']) Fernando Villyebilly, Mr. Leary Roche and Janetta
Sestette and Grand Chorus (Airs from LA GAZZA LADRA) (Oh hear a red-rosed feather) Fernando Villyebilly, Mr. Leary Roche, Ikey Ikey, Janetta and Chorus
Ballad (Air of 'The Bridal Ring') (I dreamed, last night of my early days) Mr. Leary Roche
Trio (Air of 'Hark! Tis the Indian Drum') (Yes like the Indian drum) Janetta, Mr. Leary Roche and William Velscore
Song (Air of 'Kelvin Grove') (Yes, I'll haste to Centre Street) Fernando Villyebilly
Finale, Solos and Chorus (Airs of LA GAZZA LADRA) (Farewell, Janetta's sorrow) All