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The Yeomen of the Guard    The Merryman and His Maid

Shubert Theatre, (10/03/1955 - 10/05/1955)
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Opening Date: Oct 03, 1955    
Closing Date: Oct 05, 1955 Total Performances: 8

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: Tower Green. 16th Century.

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 Robert A. Gibson
Scenic Design by Peter Goffin; Costume Design by Peter Goffin
General Manager: Frederic Lloyd; Company Manager: Les Appleby
Stage Manager: Jerome Stephens, Herbert Newby and Harry Haste
Press Representative: Gerald Goode
Donald Adams
Sergeant Meryll
John Banks
Second Yeoman
Ann Drummond-Grant
Dame Carruthers
John Fryatt
Leonard Meryll
Muriel Harding
Elsie Maynard
Lawson Johnson
First Citizen
Maureen Melvin
Fisher Morgan
Wilfred Shadbolt
Leonard Osborn
Colonel Fairfax
Peter Pratt
Jack Point
John Reed
Second Citizen
Frederick Sinden
First Yeoman
Alan Styler
Sir Richard Cholmondeley
Joyce Wright
Phoebe Meryll
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
When a maiden loves she sits and sighs ((Introduction and Song)) Phoebe Meryll
Tower Warders, under orders ((Double Chorus)) People and Warders
This is the autumn of our life Solo Warder
When our gallant Norman foes ((Song with Chorus)) Dame Carruthers and Warders
Alas! I waver to and fro ((Trio)) Phoebe Meryll, Leonard Meryll and Sergeant Meryll
Is life a boon? ((Song)) Colonel Fairfax
Here's a man of jollity ((Entrance of Crowd, Elsie and Point)) Chorus
I have a song to sing, O! ((Duet)) Elsie Maynard and Jack Point
How say you, maiden, will you wed? ((Trio)) Elsie Maynard, Jack Point and Sir Richard Cholmondeley
I've jibe and joke and quip and crank ((Song)) Jack Point
'Tis done! I am a bride! ((Recitative and Song)) Elsie Maynard
Were I thy bride ((Song)) Phoebe Meryll
Oh, Sergeant Meryll, is it true- ((Finale))
ACT 2 Sung By
Night has spread her pall once more ((Chorus)) Chorus
Warders are ye? ((Solo)) Dame Carruthers
Oh! a private buffoon is a lighthearted loon ((Song)) Jack Point
Hereupon we're both agreed ((Duet)) Jack Point and Wilfred Shadbolt
Free from his fetters grim ((Ballad)) Colonel Fairfax
Strange adventure! ((Quartet)) Kate, Dame Carruthers, Colonel Fairfax and Sergeant Meryll
Hark! What was that, sir? ((Scene)) 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 ((Trio)) Elsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll and Colonel Fairfax
When a wooer goes a-wooing ((Quartet)) Elsie Maynard, Phoebe Meryll, Colonel Fairfax and Jack Point
Rapture! Rapture! ((Duet)) Dame Carruthers and Sergeant Meryll
Comes the pretty young bride ((Finale))