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The Yeomen of the Guard    The Merryman and His Maid

Martin Beck Theatre, (9/20/1934 - 12/01/1934)
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Opening Date: Sep 20, 1934    
Closing Date: Dec 01, 1934 Total Performances: 11

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: Tower Green. 16th Century.
Comments: Opened 9/20/34; closed 9/22/34 after 4 perfs.; re-opened 10/29/34, closed 10/31/34 after 4 perfs; re-opened 11/30/34; closed 12/01/34 for 4 perfs.

Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Isidore Godfrey
Directed by James McRobbie Gordon
Costume Design by Percy Anderson
John Dean
Leonard Meryll
Muriel Dickson
Elsie Maynard
Marjorie Eyre
Phoebe Meryll
Darrell Fancourt
Sergeant Meryll
Kathleen Frances
Dorothy Gill
Dame Carruthers
Sydney Granville
Wilfred Shadbolt
Martyn Green
Jack Point
Samuel Mooney
Second Yeoman
C. William Morgan
First Citizen
Derek Oldham
Colonel Fairfax
Leslie Rands
Sir Richard Cholmondeley
Frank Steward
Second Citizen
Robert Wilson
First Yeoman
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
When a maiden loves she sits and sighs Phoebe Meryll
Tower Warders, under orders People and Warders
This is the autumn of our life Solo Warder
When our gallant Norman foes Dame Carruthers and Warders
Alas! I waver to and fro Phoebe Meryll, Leonard Meryll and Sergeant Meryll
Is life a boon? Colonel Fairfax
Here's a man of jollity Chorus
I have a song to sing, O! Elsie Maynard and Jack Point
How say you, maiden, will you wed? Elsie Maynard, Jack Point and Sir Richard Cholmondeley
I've jibe and joke and quip and crank Jack Point
'Tis done! I am a bride! Elsie Maynard
Were I thy bride Phoebe Meryll
Oh, Sergeant Meryll, is it true-
ACT 2 Sung By
Night has spread her pall once more Chorus
Warders are ye? Dame Carruthers
Oh! a private buffoon is a lighthearted loon Jack Point
Hereupon we're both agreed Jack Point and Wilfred Shadbolt
Free from his fetters grim Colonel Fairfax
Strange adventure! Kate, Dame Carruthers, Colonel Fairfax and Sergeant Meryll
Hark! What was that, sir? Elsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll, Dame Carruthers, Colonel Fairfax, Wilfred Shadbolt, Jack Point, Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Sergeant Meryll and Chorus
A man who would woo a fair maid Elsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll and Colonel Fairfax
When a wooer goes a-wooing Elsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll, Colonel Fairfax and Jack Point
Rapture! Rapture! Dame Carruthers and Sergeant Meryll
Comes the pretty young bride