Performed at the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York, on August 12th. 1907.
Cast of Characters
| RICHARD ATWATER (a prospector)
|| Harry Girard
| TOTEM POLE PETE (foreman of the "Discovery" Claim)
|| Edward Martindell
| SMALLBERRY STRANDER (a Broadway favorite)
|| Teddy Webb
| MEADOWBROOKE BLAZES Ph. D. (of the Metropolitan Museum)
|| Harold Vizard
| TEDDY BEAR (the real thing)
|| William Fables
| U. S. MAIL DRIVER
|| M. V. L. Smith
| ESKIMO CHIEF
|| John Wheeler
| ARLEE EASTON (an heiress)
|| Agnes Cain Brown
| MRS. GOOD-BETTER-BEST (the chaperon)
|| Anne Adair
| CLAUDIE CLUSTER (a wardrobe mistress)
|| Amy Leicester
|| Jessie Brown
Synopsis of Scenes
|| - On the trail in Alaska. Midwinter.
| ACT I
|| - Long Chance Creek, near Nome, Alaska. Summer.
| ACT II
|| - Arlee Easton's bungalow at Nome. New Year's Eve.
PROLOGUE and ACT I - On the trail in midwinter, and Long Chance Creek, near Nome, in Summer.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Yup and away! Yup and away! ..."
- No. 2 - Song - Strander and Chorus - "The ancient guy of days gone by had never a wise physician..."
- No. 3 - Song - Blazes and Eskimo Girls - "Pray tell me why the fossil man is said to be a jay? Why hand his job the merry ban, and say it doesn't pay?"
- No. 4 - Song of the Riffles - Dick Atwater and Chorus - "Now tell me the stories of fame and of glories, relate me the legends of old..."
- No. 5 - Song - Arlee - "When first I meet this party of the Second Part: what then? Now suppose him a gentleman, born to the school..."
- No. 6 - Glittering Gold Song - Arlee, Mrs. Good-Better-Best and Strander - "The strongest kind of hint now is from all I can see, gleaming, glittering ..."
- No. 7 - Duet - Dick and Arlee - "A thistle, faint with thirst, beheld a rainbow burst in glory 'gainst the sky's far off recesses..."
- No. 8 - Song - Pete and Men - "The Kings of old in pride of name displayed a family tree, whereon was drawn in glowing fame my master's pedigree..."
- No. 9 - Finale Act I - "Yup and away, yup and away, there's gold for him who hustles; Yup and away, yup and away, good luck to him who rustles..."
ACT II - Arlee Easton's bungalow at Nome. New Year's Eve.
- No. 10 - Unaccompanied Male Chorus - "There is gold along the rivers, there is gold along the trails, there is gold in old Alaska's bed of frost..."
- No. 11 - Song - Arlee, with Men - "When I am wed I'll not indulge in curtain lectures grim; instead I shall adapt myself to Hubby's ev'ry whim..."
- No. 12 - Song - Strander and Chorus - "There was once a foolish steward on a baron's wide estate, and this steward had a passion for precision..."
- No. 13 - Song - Mrs. Good-Better-Best and Chorus - "When just a lass of seventeen I married Jasper Good, who soon disclosed how false had been..."
- No. 14 - Song - Totem and Chorus - "Now once upon a time there was a very happy nation, where all the time was summer-time and ev'ry day vacation..."
- No. 15 - Song - Atwater and Ensemble - "When a man is in love there is only one name in the calendar, Cupid for him..."
- No. 16 - Song and Chorus (soloist unspecified) - "Within a distant Arctic glade, a doting Eskimo made love unto an Arctic maid, in forty feet of snow..."
- No. 17 - Song - Atwater and Male Chorus - "From the trail my love took wing to you; from the gravel gold I bring to you..."
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