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The-Merry-Go-Round   

Circle Theatre, (4/25/1908 - 7/18/1908)
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Opening Date: Apr 25, 1908    
Closing Date: Jul 18, 1908 Total Performances: 97

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical Comedy in Two Balmy Breaths from Bohemia
Setting: Mineola; New York City; Cafe La Boheme


Production Staff
Produced by Circle Production Company
Music by Gus Edwards; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Paul West; Featuring "Stupid Mr. Cupid" by Theodore M. Morse and Edward Madden; Lyrics to "The Shop Window Girls" by Will D. Cobb; Featuring "He's A-my Brud" by Fred Fisher and Jesse Lasky
Staged by George Marion; Chorus numbers and dances staged by Joseph C. Smith
Scenic Design by D. Frank Dodge and Matt Morgan; Costume Design by William H. Matthews
Cast
John Cantwell
Ratsy
newsboy
Swiper
a pickpocket
James B. Carson
Richard Niebelung
proprietor of the Cafe Boheme
Mabel Hite
Martha Scraggs
a rural maid-of-all-work
Dorothy Jardon
Mrs. Wheatly Bungalow
a young society widow
Ignacio Martinetti
Casimir de Cliquot
aristocrat by birth and Bohemian by fate
George McKay
Alec Smart
a side-show barker
Bill Graftly
a policeman
James J. Morton
"Hen" Stubbs
a Reuben with Metropolitan tastes
Bobby North
Morris Nosenstein
a promoter of vaudeville sensations
Melville Stewart
Jack Saunders
a young American artist
Maude Adams
Ensemble
Viola Adams
Ensemble
Virginia Adams
Show Girl
Ensemble
Jeannette Alpine
Ensemble
May Barrell
Ensemble
Ellen Beckwith
Show Girl
Ensemble
Edna Belmont
A Fortune Teller
Ensemble
Louise Carter
Samantha Spavin
who keeps boarders
Regina Connelly
Ensemble
Flora Crosbie
Ensemble
Jean Davidson
Ensemble
Rita Dean
Show Girl
Ensemble
Erna Evans
Ensemble
Pearl Gabrielle
Ensemble
Mr. Gibbs
A Farmer
Edythe Graham
Ensemble
Lillian Hazel
Ensemble
May Hopkins
Violet Nearstar
Show Girl
Ensemble
Florence Jackson
Ensemble
Suzanne Johnston
Ensemble
Jim Kane
A Merry-Go-Round Man
Jonathan Keefe
Hiram Spavin
a veteran of the G.A.R.
Ethel Kelly
Ensemble
May Kingdon
Ensemble
Hilda V. Lawrence
Show Girl
Alice Lazar
Show Girl
Ensemble
Jeanne Macpherson
Ensemble
Bobby Manning
Ensemble
Stella Mauray
Ensemble
Vernon Milton
A Farmer
Gypsy Mooney
Ensemble
Julia Mooney
Ensemble
Arthur Morrison
A Side-Show Man
Mae Murray
Ensemble
Rita Perkins
Jeanne Danvray
of the Bohemian set
Marjorie Race
Ensemble
Lillian Rice
Dancing Girl
Mabel Russell
Maggie
of the candy booth
William Sadler
A Glass Eater
Joan Sawyer
Show Girl
William Sissons
A Bearded Lady
Ethel Southgate
A Snake Charmer
Ensemble
Marjorie Stewart
Ensemble
May Thatcher
Show Girl
Ensemble
Fay Tincher
Ensemble
Angie Weimers
Dancing Girl
Ocie Williams
Ensemble
Millie Woods
Ensemble
music by Gus Edwards; lyrics by Paul West
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
It's a Fair Day for a Fair-day Chorus
Rubens on Broadway Alec Smart, Ratsy and Maggie
I Like Them Just Like You, Little Girl Casimir de Cliquot, Swells and Belles
I'm a Two-Horse Fellow in a One-Horse Town "Hen" Stubbs and Company
Stupid Mr. Cupid
(music by Theodore M. Morse; lyrics by Edward Madden)
Martha Scraggs
Betty You're the One Best Bet Ratsy, Dancing Girls and Jockey Shrimps
I Won't Be Home for Dinner Mrs. Wheatly Bungalow
I'm the Captain of the Mineola Guards Jack Saunders and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Shopping Chorus
Have You Seen My Baby? Maggie
I Really Hate to Talk About Myself Martha Scraggs
The Shop Window Girls
(lyrics by Will D. Cobb)
Casimir de Cliquot
In a Studio Mrs. Wheatly Bungalow, Artists and Models
When the Music Starts to Play Jack Saunders
He's A-my Brud
(music by Fred Fisher; lyrics by Jesse Lasky)
Martha Scraggs
(We're the) Orchids of the Opera Opera Goers
Goodbye Old Year, Welcome New Chorus