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The Oyster Man   

Grand Opera House, (12/16/1907 - circa. 12/21/1907)
Haverly's 14th Street Theatre, (12/30/1907 - 1/04/1908)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 16, 1907    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1908 Total Performances:

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A spectacular song comedy in two acts
Setting: Baltimore and the Isle of Blazassus
Comments: Originally opened 11/25/1907 at the Yorkville Theatre and closed 11/30/1907 after 10 performances. It played at the Metropolis Theatre from 12/23/1907 until its move to the 14th Street Theatre. In total it played 36 performances.



Production Staff
Produced by Jules Hurtig and Harry Seamon
Book by Flournoy E. Miller and Aubrey L. Lyles; Based on a story by James Halleck Reid; Music by Will Vodery and Ernest Hogan; Lyrics by Henry Creamer; Additional lyrics by Lester A. Walton; Musical Director: Will Vodery
Staged by Ernest Hogan
Costume Design by Will R. Barnes; Scenic Design by Angevine
Cast
Ella Anderson
Mrs. Short
Princess Itto
Blanche Arlington
Chorus
La La
Ruth Belmont
Ponno
Chorus
Beatrice Bowen
Chorus
Rose Brown
Chorus
Pinkey Cooper
Chorus
William Cowen
Chorus
Carita Day
Angeline Gaillard
Ella Deas
Belle Cowan
Lawrence Deas
Samuel Austen
Charles Foster
Panama Jack
Chorus
John L. Grant
Chorus
Delivery
Gus Hall
Chorus
Gazabo
Ora Henry
Chorus
Mrs. Change
Zamazi
Ernest Hogan
Rufus Rastus
Robert A. Kelly
Brother Peter Smith
Bertha Lee
Chorus
Joseph Lyllard
Chorus
George Lynnier
Ho Bo
Chorus
James R. Marshall
Chorus
Keno
Fred Miller
Chorus
Billie Moore
Gazook Seventh Eleventh
Chorus
Newell Moore
Chorus
Koldo
Florence Osgood
Chorus
Gertie Peterson
Chorus
Harry Reed
Useless
Dagalo
Sophie Reed
Chorus
Muriel Ringgold
Matilda Jeusharp
Emma Robinson
Chorus
Mrs. Pocketbook
Minnie Robinson
Chorus
John Rucker
Sunny Sam
Louise Salisbury
Ba La
Chorus
Annie Smith
Chorus
Violet Somers
Chorus
Esmerelda Stratham
Chorus
Signeto
George Taylor
Chorus
Arthur Thomas
Chorus
Maggie Thomas
Chorus
Mrs. Chinn
Dolly Thorpe
Mrs. Chance
Chorus
Frank Tracey
Chorus
Al F. Watts
Aunt Jemima
William Wilkens
Policeman 4-11-44
Watcho
Chorus
Craig Williams
Specialty
Greg Williams
George Oramos
James Worles
Debility
Chorus
Thief
music by Will Vodery and Ernest Hogan; lyrics by Henry Creamer
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Fish Chorus Ensemble
Mina Matilda Jeusharp, Pony Ballet and Chorus
Yankee Doodle Coon Samuel Austen and Yankee Belles
White Wash Sunny Sam and Male Chorus
To-morrow Specialty and Chorus of Beaus and Belles
Contribution Box Rufus Rastus and Jubilee Chorus
I Just Can't Keep My Eyes Off You
(lyrics by Lester A. Walton)
Angeline Gaillard and Rufus Rastus
To Blazassus Entire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Roll On, Mighty Wave Mermaid Chorus
Enough, (That's Enough) Rufus Rastus
All Hail the King Gazabo and Native Chorus
Dogalo (Doggielow) Native Chorus
Meet Me at the Barber Shop Koldo and Double Octette
When Buffalo Bill and His Wild West Show First Came to Baltimore Zamazi and Entire Company