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The Chocolate Soldier   

New Century Theatre, (3/12/1947 - 5/10/1947)
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Opening Date: Mar 12, 1947    
Closing Date: May 10, 1947 Total Performances: 69

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An opera bouffe (comic opera) in three acts
Setting: Popoff's house, situated in a small town in Bulgaria. Last century.

Production Staff
Produced by John H. Del Bondio and Hans Bartsch
Music by Oscar Straus and Jay Blackton; Book by Rudolph Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson; Revised by Guy Bolton; American version by Stanislaus Stange; Revised and additional lyrics by Bernard Hanighen; Music orchestrated by Jay Blackton; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Based on "Arms and the Man" by Bernard Shaw
Staged by Felix Brentano; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard
Keith Andes
Lieutenant Bumerli
"The Chocolate Soldier"
Henry Calvin
Captain Massakroff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Billy Gilbert
Col. Kasimer Popoff
member of the Bulgarian Army
Gloria Hamilton
Aurelia's cousin
Michael Mann
Popoff's servant
Frances McCann
Nadina Popoff
Col. Popoff's daughter
Ernest McChesney
Major Alexius Spiridoff
member of the Bulgarian Army, betrothed to Nadina
Francisco Moncion
Premiere Dancer
Mary Ellen Moylan
Premiere Danseuse
Muriel O'Malley
Aurelia Popoff
Nadina's mother
Anna Wiman
Popoff's servant
Tony Award®
winner 1947 Best Costume Design [winner]
Lucinda Ballard
Theatre World
winner 1947 Award [recipient]
Keith Andes
music by Oscar Straus
ACT 1 Sung By
We Are Marching Through the Night Men's Ensemble
Lonely Women Nadina Popoff, Aurelia Popoff and Mascha
My Hero Nadina Popoff
The Chocolate Soldier Nadina Popoff and Lieutenant Bumerli
Sympathy Lieutenant Bumerli and Nadina Popoff
Seek the Spy Captain Massakroff, Nadina Popoff, Mascha, Aurelia Popoff, Lieutenant Bumerli and Men's Ensemble
Finale Aurelia Popoff, Mascha and Nadina Popoff
ACT 2 Sung By
Bulgaria Victorious Singing Ensemble
Thank the Lord the War Is Over Major Alexius Spiridoff, Mascha, Col. Kasimer Popoff, Aurelia Popoff and Singing Ensemble
Slavic Dance Premiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
After Today Major Alexius Spiridoff and Nadina Popoff
Forgive Nadina Popoff and Lieutenant Bumerli
Tale of the Coat Col. Kasimer Popoff, Nadina Popoff, Aurelia Popoff, Mascha, Major Alexius Spiridoff and Lieutenant Bumerli
Falling in Love Lieutenant Bumerli and Nadina Popoff
Finale Act 2 Entire Company
ACT 3 Sung By
Waltz Ballet Premiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
Just a Connoisseur Col. Kasimer Popoff, Singers and Dancers
The Letter Song Nadina Popoff and Lieutenant Bumerli
After Today (reprise)/That Would Be Lovely Major Alexius Spiridoff and Mascha
After Today Gala Polka Premiere Danseuse, Premiere Dancer and Corps de Ballet
Finale Entire Company