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Show Boat   Tour  

Opening Date: March 11, 1997    
Closing Date: December 6, 1998

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, National Tour
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Natchez, on the Mississippi River, on the Cotton Blossom, and Chicago. 1887-1927.

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Produced by Livent (U.S.) Inc.
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel 'Show Boat' by Edna Ferber; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and William David Brohn; Dance arrangements by David Krane; Musical Director: Derek Bate
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Susan Stroman
Production Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Associate Scenic Design: Peter Baran; Associate Lighting Design: Dawn Chiang
General Manager: Randy Buck; Company Manager: Frank Lott; Associate Co. Mgr: Jeff Pluth
Technical Supervisor: Kent McKay; Production Stage Manager: Harold Goldfaden; Stage Manager: Kathleen E. Purvis
Production Musical Supervisor: Jeffrey Huard; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Conducted by Derek Bate
Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell
General Press Representative: Terence Womble; Dance Captain: Rennie Wilkinson; Photographer: Catherine Ashmore; Additional Photography: Michael Cooper
Tom Bosley
Cap'n Andy
Debbie de Coudreaux
Karen Morrow
Sarah Pfisterer
John Ruess
Gaylord Ravenal
Gretha Boston
John Clonts
M. Elizabeth O'Neill
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Cymbals
The Show Boat Ensemble
André Solomon-Glover
Beverly Ward
Kirby Ward
Glen Andersen
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Bass Trombone, Tuba
Craig Ashton
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Drums
The Show Boat Ensemble
Vanessa Ayers
The Show Boat Ensemble
Jeff Bannon
The Show Boat Ensemble
Susan Barna
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Flute & Piccolo
Leslie Becker
The Show Boat Ensemble
Elizabeth Beeler
The Show Boat Ensemble
Tiffanie Bell
The Show Boat Ensemble
Moses Braxton, Jr.
The Show Boat Ensemble
Sara Brenner
The Show Boat Ensemble
Raquela Burt
The Show Boat Ensemble
Patti Butler
The Show Boat Ensemble
Roosevelt A. Credit
The Show Boat Ensemble
Earl DeForest
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Clarinet
Natasha Fuller
The Show Boat Ensemble
Lorna Hampson
The Show Boat Ensemble
David Earl Hart
The Show Boat Ensemble
Cynthia Leigh Heim
The Show Boat Ensemble
Ellen Horst
Mother Superior
The Show Boat Ensemble
Maurice House
The Show Boat Ensemble
Raymond Jordan
The Show Boat Ensemble
Todd M. Kryger
The Show Boat Ensemble
Michel La Flèche
The Show Boat Ensemble
Marvin Lowe
The Show Boat Ensemble
Richie McCall
The Show Boat Ensemble
Rodney Meeks
The Show Boat Ensemble
Louise-Marie Mennier
The Show Boat Ensemble
Scott Mikita
The Show Boat Ensemble
Darryl Maurice Mopkins
The Show Boat Ensemble
Catherine Pollard
The Show Boat Ensemble
Darcy Pulliam
Old Lady on the Levee
The Show Boat Ensemble
Janelle A. Robinson
The Show Boat Ensemble
Michael Scott
Jim Greene
The Show Boat Ensemble
Darick Spaans
The Show Boat Ensemble
Julian Thorn
The Show Boat Ensemble
George Troia
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Trombone
Paige Tuddenham
The Show Boat Ensemble
Katherine Valentine
The Show Boat Ensemble
Chris Warren
The Show Boat Ensemble
Michelle E. White
The Show Boat Ensemble
Sarah Wiercioch
Young Kim
Dathan B. Williams
The Show Boat Ensemble
Ralph Williams
The Show Boat Ensemble
Darlene B. Young
The Show Boat Ensemble
Swings: Franz C. Alderfer, David Dannehl, John Vincent Leggio, Gillian Luttrell, Tysh Nelson, Rennie Wilkinson and Ron Wilson
Understudies: Craig Ashton (Gaylord Ravenal), Vanessa Ayers (Queenie), Leslie Becker (Ellie), Elizabeth Beeler (Magnolia), Moses Braxton, Jr. (Joe), Sara Brenner (Kim), Raquela Burt (Julie), Patti Butler (Julie), John Clonts (Gaylord Ravenal), David Earl Hart (Charlie, Drunk, Jim Greene, Pete, Steve, Windy), Cynthia Leigh Heim (Ellie), Ellen Horst (Landlady, Old Lady on the Levee, Parthy), John Vincent Leggio (Frank), Marvin Lowe (Joe), Gillian Luttrell (Julie), Scott Mikita (Jim Greene), Tysh Nelson (Dottie, Lottie), Jackie Olesko (Young Kim), Darcy Pulliam (Mother Superior, Parthy), Janelle A. Robinson (Queenie), Michael Scott (Backwoodsman, Cap'n Andy, Steve, Vallon, Vallon), Darick Spaans (Frank), Katherine Valentine (Magnolia), Rennie Wilkinson (Dottie, Ellie, Kim, Lottie) and Ralph Williams (Cap'n Andy)
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Cotton Blossom
(music by Jerome Kern and Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Oscar Hammerstein II)
Stevedores, Gals and Townspeople
Cap'n Andy's Ballyhoo Cap'n Andy, Parthy, the Showboat Troupe, Stevedores, Gals and Townspeople
Where's the Mate for Me? Gaylord Ravenal
Make Believe Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man River Joe and Stevedores
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Julie, Queenie, Joe, Magnolia and Ensemble
Till Good Luck Comes My Way Gaylord Ravenal, Pete, Frank and Townsmen
Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun Queenie, Stevedores and Gals
I Have the Room Above Her Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Life Upon the Wicked Stage Ellie and Townswomen
Queenie's Ballyhoo Queenie, Stevedores and Gals
You Are Love Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
The Wedding Celebration Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Why Do I Love You? Parthy and Company
Dandies on Parade City Folk
Alma Redemptoris Mater Choir
Ol' Man River (Reprise) Joe
(lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse and P. G. Wodehouse)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise) Magnolia
Goodbye, My Lady Love
(music by Joseph E. Howard and Joseph E. Howard; lyrics by Joseph E. Howard and Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the Ball
(music by Charles K. Harris and Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris and Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia and Ensemble
Ol' Man River (Reprise) Joe
Dance Away the Night Magnolia
Kim's Charleston Kim, Parthy and Company
Act Two Finale Joe and Company
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Nov 25, 1998 - Dec 6, 1998 Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI
Oct 23, 1998 - Nov 15, 1998 Murat Centre Indianapolis, IN
Sep 25, 1998 - Oct 17, 1998 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Aug 21, 1998 - Sep 20, 1998 Benedum Center Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 21, 1998 - Aug 9, 1998 Uihlein Hall At Marcus Center Milwaukee, WI
Jun 16, 1998 - Jul 11, 1998 Sacramento Community Center Theater Sacramento, CA
Apr 14, 1998 - Jun 7, 1998 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Mar 10, 1998 - Mar 22, 1998 Majestic Theatre - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Nov 12, 1997 - Jan 4, 1998 Forrest Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Oct 7, 1997 - Nov 2, 1997 ASU Gammage Tempe, AZ
Aug 26, 1997 - Sep 27, 1997 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 3, 1997 - Aug 14, 1997 Wang Theatre at the Boch Center Boston, MA
Mar 11, 1997 - May 18, 1997 Masonic Temple Theatre Detroit, MI