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Performed at the Casino Theatre, New York, on January 2nd. 1911.

Characters

NAPOLEON PETTINGHILL Mr. Harry Conor
HON. RICHARD MIRABLES Mr. Harold Vizard
DICK MIRABLES Mr. C. Morton Horne
JIMMY WRAGGE Mr. Norman Blume
PONSONBY DE COUTT WRAGGE   (The Minstrel) Mr. Cyril Chadwick
AUBREY HIPPS Mr. Quentine Tod
EUSTACE HAWS Mr. Jack F. Henry
THOMAS BOLINGBROKE MULLENS Mr. Joe Doner
CUTHBERT CODDINGTON Mr. Charles Brown
GERALD GIFFORD Mr. J. R. Torrens
MR. PINK Mr. A. W. Fleming
YOUNG MICKLETHORPE Mr. Jack Hagner
FOOTMAN Mr. Harry Kelley
ROSALIE Miss Emmy Wehlen
SHEILA WRAGGE Miss Esther Bissett
MRS. PONSONBY DE COUTT WRAGGE Miss Maria Davis
DAISY DIMSEY Miss Laura Jaffray
ISEULT PINCHUM Miss Frances Reeves
EURYANTHE BOWERS Miss Marie Ashton
PRIMROSE FARMILOW Miss Ida Bernard
ELSIE Miss Diane Oste
MOLLY Miss Rosina Henley

Synopsis of Scenery

ACT I -  The Gardens of Tottminster Hall at Stony Stixford in Surrey.
ACT II -  The Dionysian Court, Tottminster Hall.
ACT III -  At the Little Green Inn, on the Brighton Road.

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   The Gardens of Tottminster Hall at Stone Stixford in Surrey.

  • No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Did you ever hear the like of this before?  No, you never heard the like; here's a bride of half-an-hour - says that married life's a bore..."
  • No. 2 - Trio - Aubrey, Eustace and Daisy - "Though up till now but modestly placed, pursuing our art obscurely ... We trust we work with an epicure's taste..."
  • No. 3 - Song - Pettingill - "Some men have never been to Paris; some men have never been to Rome.  Some men have never been to Harrow-on-the-Hill..."
  • No. 4 - Duet - Rosalie and Dick - "To walk a wire I was taught when but a tiny child of five, and really now I think I ought to thank my stars that I'm alive..."
  • No. 5 - Song - Pettingill and Chorus - "It's perfectly hopeless to try and win my daughter fair (his daughter fair) for offers of marriage are pouring in from ev'rywhere."
  • No. 6 - Song - Rosalie and Officers - "No doubt I ought to try to direct a cheerful eye towards a man that I can learn to think of with affection, but ..."
  • No. 7 - Finale Act I - "Dear Mr. Pettingill, dear Mr. Wragge, you're a very interesting pair ... Apropos of what? ... Compliments are not calculated to clear the air..."

ACT II   -   The Dionysian Court, Tottminster Hall.

ACT III   -   At the Little Green Inn, on the Brighton Road.

  • No. 17 - Opening Chorus - "House there!  House there!  Come along and serve the tea.  Now then, must we blow you up with trumpets?  Bring us jam..."
  • No. 18 - Song - Rosalie and Chorus - "Remember, please, if I lack a proper pose, I had no Mamma!  I had Papa, but as ev'rybody knows I don't count Papa! ..."
  • No. 19 - Duet - Pettingill and Minstrel - "Said the dog to the duck: Stop quacking!  Come and have a good old bark, come and chase the cat thro' the garden..."
  • No. 20 - Song - Dick and Chorus - "Convention perhaps would disparage a public proposal of marriage, but there are young ladies demanding particular wooing..."
  • No. 21 - Song - Pettingill - "A very pretty story with a moral at the end occurs to me this moment, and if to me you'll lend your casual attention, I'll tell you..."

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