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The Desert Song   

Uris Theatre, (9/05/1973 - 9/16/1973)
First Preview: Sep 04, 1973 Total Previews: 1
Opening Date: Sep 05, 1973    
Closing Date: Sep 16, 1973 Total Performances: 15

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: The 1930s. Northern Africa.


Production Staff
Produced by Moe Septee; Produced in association with Jack L. Wolgin and Victor H. Potamkin
Music by Sigmund Romberg; Book by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel; Lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel; Dance arrangements by Dorothea Freitag; Featuring songs with lyrics by Edward Smith; Musical Director: Al Cavaliere
Directed by Henry Butler; Choreographed by David Nillo
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Costume Design by Sara Brook; Lighting Design by Clarke Dunham
Production Stage Manager: Lee Murray; Stage Manager: Patricia Drylie
Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc. and Ellen Levene
Cast
Ruby Greene Aspinall
Neri
Marsha Bagwell
Ensemble
Kita Bouroff
Ensemble
Chris Callan
Margot Bonvalet
Lana Caradimas
Ensemble
Jacqueline Clark
Ensemble
Donald Coleman
Ensemble
Bill Collins
Ensemble
Austin Colyer
Ensemble
Kent Cottam
Lt. Davergne
Ensemble
David Cryer
Pierre Birabeau
General Birabeau's son
Osceola Davis
Edith
Ronald De Felice
Ensemble
Jerry Dodge
Benjamin Kidd
Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald
Dennis Dohman
Ensemble
Dick Ensslen
Hadji
Ensemble
Karen Ford
Ensemble
Stanley Grover
Captain Paul Fontaine
Bonnie Hinson
Ensemble
Michael Kermoyan
Ali Ben Ali
Caid of a Riff Tribe
Urylee Leonardos
Ensemble
Violet Ley
Ensemble
William Leyerle
Sgt. Boussac
Jane Lucas
Ensemble
Sandra Mannis
Ensemble
Rita Oney Best
Ensemble
Berdeen Pigorsh
Ensemble
John Ribecchi
Sid El Kar
the Red Shadow's Lieutenant
Gloria Rossi
Azuri
Frederick Sampson III
Palace Guard
Nicholas Scarpinati
Mindar
Ensemble
Brenda Schaffer
Ensemble
Peter Schroeder
Ensemble
Arthur Shaffer
Ensemble
Mandingo Shaka
Hassi
Shepperd Strudwick
General Birabeau
Governor of a French Moroccan Province
Britt Swanson
Susan
General Birabeau's ward
Anthony Tamburello
Ensemble
Carol Jeanne Tenney
on Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Margot Bonvalet
Alternate
David Vogel
Ensemble
David Weatherspoon
Ensemble
Dundi Wright
Ensemble
Gloria Zaglool
Clementina
a Spanish "lady"
Understudy: Bill Collins (Mindar)
music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Prelude, Feasting Song Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
The Riff Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow, Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
Feasting Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
The Riff Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow and Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant)
Margot
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine and Soldiers
Has Anybody Seen my Bennie?
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
Why Did We Marry Soldiers?
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
French Girls
French Military Marching Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet
Romance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet and French Girls
French Military Marching Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
French Girls and Soldiers
Then You Will Know
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet, Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Ensemble
It
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald)
I Want a Kiss
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet and Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son)
It
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
I Want a Kiss
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine and Ensemble
The Desert Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow and Margot Bonvalet
Azuri Dance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Azuri and Azuri Girls
Soft as a Pigeon
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant), Captain Paul Fontaine and Ensemble
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow, Margot Bonvalet and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
My Little Castagnette
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Clementina (a Spanish "lady") and Spanish Girls
Song of the Brass Key
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Clementina (a Spanish "lady") and Spanish Girls
One Good Boy Gone Wrong
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Clementina (a Spanish "lady")
Let Love Go
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe) and Male Ensemble
One Flower in Your Garden
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Male Ensemble
One Alone Red Shadow, Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant), Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe) and Male Ensemble
The Sabre Song Margot Bonvalet and Red Shadow
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet and Red Shadow
One Alone (Reprise) Red Shadow and Male Ensemble
The Desert Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet
It (Reprise)
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
Dance of Triumph Azuri
One Alone (Reprise) Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Margot Bonvalet
   
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