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The Golden Apple   

Alvin Theatre, (4/20/1954 - 8/07/1954)
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Opening Date: Apr 20, 1954    
Closing Date: Aug 07, 1954 Total Performances: 125

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in Two Acts
Setting: The State of Washington between 1900 and 1910.
Comments: Transferred from off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre (opened March 11, 1954 for 48 performances). During the off-Broadway run, Geraldine Viti played the role of Mrs. Juniper, Nola Day played the role of Mother Hare, and Larry Chelsi played the role of Patroclus; the rest of the cast was identical to that which opened on Broadway.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr. and Roger L. Stevens; Produced in association with T. Edward Hambleton and Norris Houghton
Originally produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director; Norris Houghton: Co-Founder)
Book by John La Touche; Music by Jerome Moross; Lyrics by John La Touche; Orchestral arrangements by Jerome Moross and Hershy Kay; Musical Director: Hugh Ross
Directed by Norman Lloyd; Choreography and Musical Numbers Staged by Hanya Holm
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Klaus Holm; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Make-Up Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill; General Manager of the Phoenix Theatre: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Robert Woods; Company Stage Manager: Thelma Chandler
Musical Coordinator: Max Marlin; Assistant Conductor: Ben Steinberg
Press Representative: Samuel J. Friedman
Kaye Ballard
Stephen Douglass
Priscilla Gillette
Jack Whiting
Hector Charybdis
Shannon Bolin
Mrs. Juniper
Martha Larrimore
Mother Hare
Jonathan Lucas
Dean Michener
Portia Nelson
Miss Minerva Oliver
Bibi Osterwald
Lovey Mars
Helen Ahola
Local Girl
Santo Anselmo
Local Boy
Sara Bettis
Local Girl
Peter De Mayo
Crandall Diehl
Maurice Edwards
Dorothy Etheridge
Local Girl
Nelle Fisher
Local Girl
Robert Flavelle
Bob Gay
Local Boy
Murray Gitlin
Gary Gordon
Doc MacCahan
Ed Grace
Local Boy
Dee Harless
Local Girl
Janet Hayes
Local Girl
David Hooks
Martin Keane
Lois McCauley
Local Girl
Barton Mumaw
Ann Needham
Local Girl
Bill Nuss
Local Boy
Julian Patrick
Charles Post
Local Boy
Don Redlich
Joli Roberts
Local Girl
Marten Sameth
Arthur Schoep
Local Boy
Frank Seabolt
Captain Mars
Jere Stevens
Local Girl
Jerry Stiller
Mayor Juniper
Tao Strong
Local Girl
Standby: Geraldine Viti (Helen, Lovey Mars, Mrs. Juniper)
Understudies: Helen Ahola (Miss Minerva Oliver), Sara Bettis (Mother Hare), Crandall Diehl (Agamemnon), Janet Hayes (Penelope), Barton Mumaw (Paris), Julian Patrick (Ulysses), Arthur Schoep (Menelaus) and Tao Strong (Local Girl)
Theatre World
winner 1954 Award [recipient]
Jonathan Lucas
music by Jerome Moross; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1 Sung By
Nothin Ever Happens in Angel's Roost Helen, Lovey Mars, Mrs. Juniper and Miss Minerva Oliver
My Love Is On the Way Penelope
The Heroes Come Home The Company
It Was a Glad Adventure Ulysses and the Heroes
Come Along Boys The Heroes and Ensemble
It's the Going Home Together Ulysses and Penelope
Helen Is Always Willing The Heroes
Introducin' Mr. Paris Paris and Ensemble
Lazy Afternoon Helen and Paris
ACT 2 Sung By
My Picture in the Papers Helen, Paris and Male Ensemble
Wildflowers Penelope
Store-bought Suit Ulysses
Goona-Goona Lovey Mars
Doomed, Doomed, Doomed Miss Minerva Oliver
Circe, Circe Circe, Mother Hare and the Ensemble