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The Merry Countess   

Casino Theatre, (8/20/1912 - 12/14/1912)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Aug 20, 1912    
Closing Date: Dec 14, 1912 Total Performances: 135

Category: Musical, Comedy, Opera, Original, Broadway
Description: A comic opera in three acts
Setting: A fashionable watering place in Austria


Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Music by Johann Strauss; Book by Gladys Unger; Lyrics by Arthur Anderson; Based on "Le Reveillon" by Ludovic Halévy; Based on the operette "Die Fledermaus" by: Carl Haffner and Richard Genee; Based on "Le Reveillon" by: Henri Meilhac; Musical Director: Oscar Radin; Featuring songs by Joseph H. McKeon
Choreographed by Emile Agoust; Staged by Charles A. Maynard; Production Supervised by Melville Ellis
Costume Design by Melville Ellis; Scenic Design by R.C. McCleery and Terraine
Cast
Miss. Arthur
Chorus
A. W. Baskcomb
Mattoni
Betty Berry
Chorus
Mr. Bogart
Chorus
Josephine Brandell
Sidi
Lorraine Bright
Chorus
Mildred Bright
Chorus
F Brown
Chorus
H Brown
Chorus
Martin Brown
Prince Orloffsky
Mabel Burnege
Minna
H. Collins
Chorus
Jose Collins
Countess Rosalinda Cliquot
Chorus
Corgene Dare
Chorus
Mlle. Dazie
Premiere Danseuse
Miss DeAragon
Chorus
Mr. Diamond
Chorus
Rozsika Dolly
Felice
Yansci Dolly
Adele
Vyvyen Donner
Faustine
Chorus
Ninon Dudley
Melanie
Chorus
Robert Dunlap
Chorus
Miss Dunn
Chorus
Maurice Farkoa
Gabor Szabo
a Hungarian
Frank Farrington
Neirstiner
Deputy Governor
Irving Feiner
Chorus
Robert Feuhrer
Leopold
Tiger to Prince Orloffsky
Claude Flemming
Dr. Berncastler
Miss Fonteny
Chorus
Madeline Frain
Chorus
Mr. Frenac
Chorus
Warner Gault
Chorus
Marion George
Felicita
Chorus
James Georgi
Joseph
Estelle Grayce
Natalie
Chorus
Miss Hall
Chorus
Henry Hanft
Chorus
Mr. Holmer
Chorus
Forrest Huff
Count Max Cliquot
Violet Jewell
Chorus
Mr. Klein
Chorus
B. Lang
Chorus
Irving Lavitz
Chorus
Miss Lawlor
Chorus
Violet Lorraine
Chorus
Hermine
George Lyman
A Warden
Franz
Miss Lyons
Chorus
Miss MacDonald
Chorus
Arthur Miller
Ernest
Chorus
Miss Grayce
Chorus
Miss Miuller
Chorus
Blixie Murrie
Chorus
B. Nodraer
Chorus
Oscar
Mr. O'Rourke
Chorus
C. Peckard
Chorus
Sabine
M. Peckard
Chorus
Arthur Pepe
Wilhelm
Chorus
Evelyn Provost
Irma
Miss Randolph
Chorus
Miss Raymond
Chorus
Frank Ross
Inspector of Police
Alfred
Chorus
Juanita Russell
Fritzie
Chorus
Mr. Sack
Chorus
Mona Sartoris
Chorus
Dorothy Sayce
Chorus
Dorothy Scherer
Chorus
Tom A. Shale
Hochheimer
Governor of the New Age Prison
Stone Sommerfield
Chorus
Mr. Summerville
Chorus
Mr. Trentini
Chorus
Fritzi Von Busing
Ilka
a Parlormaid
Mr. Whitcomb
Chorus
Sue Young
Doreen
Chorus
music by Johann Strauss; lyrics by Arthur Anderson
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Serenade Gabor Szabo
Letter Song Ilka
ACT 2 Sung By
Prince Orloffsky's Ballet Premiere Danseuse and Ballet
Czardas Countess Rosalinda Cliquot
ACT 3 Sung By
Jail Birds
(music by Melville Ellis; lyrics by Martin Brown)
Felice and Chorus
The Blue Danube (Just That You Are You) Gabor Szabo and Mattoni
Must We Say Goodbye?
(music by Joseph H. McKeon and Arthur Gutman; lyrics by Joseph H. McKeon and Arthur Gutman)
Countess Rosalinda Cliquot and Gabor Szabo