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Very Good Eddie is a musical with a book by Guy Bolton and Philip Bartholomae, music by Jerome Kern, and lyrics by Schuyler Green and Herbert Reynolds, with additional lyrics by Elsie Janis, Harry B. Smith and John E. Hazzard and additional music by Henry Kailimai.

The original Broadway production opened on December 23, 1915 at the Princess Theatre.

Dramatis Personæ

STEWARD   (on "The Catskill") Benjamin F. Wright
MONSIEUR DE ROUGEMENT James Lounsbery
PURSER   (on "The Catskill") Lew Fullerton
DICK RIVERS Oscar Shaw
MME. MATROPPO Ada Lewis
ELSIE LILLY Anna Orr
EDDIE KETTLE Ernest Truex
GEORGINA KETTLE   (his wife) Helen Raymond
PERCY DARLING John Willard
ELSIE DARLING   (his wife) Alice Dovey
AL CLEVELAND   (clerk at the Rip Van Winkle Inn) John E. Hazzard
VICTORIA LAKE Julia Mills
CHRYSTAL POOLE Tess Mayer
LILY POND Bessie Kelly
BELLE FONTAINE Arline Chase
FLO TIDE Marie Kittridge
VIRGINIA SPRING Dorothy Silvia
MISS ALWAYS INNIT Helen O'Day
MISS CARRIE CLOSEWELL Genevieve Willment
MISS FUNNIE REKKOD Louise Cook
MISS MUNNIE DUZZYT Marie Louise Morrison
MISS GAY ANN GIDDY Dorothy Nita
MISS E. Z. MORRELS Kattryn Rahn
MR. TAYLEURS DUMMIE Carl Wadsworth
MR. FULLERN A. GOAT Merton Wood
MR. DYER THURST Herbert Hoey
MR. ROLLO MUNN Sedgwick Draper
MR. WATT PUMKYNS Bruce Dudley
MR. DUSTIN STACKS Harry McKenna

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Deck of the Hudson River boat, "The Catskill".

ACT II  -  Scene 1   -   The Rip Van Winkle Inn  -  that evening.

ACT II  -  Scene 2   -   The Rip Van Winkle Inn  -  the next morning.

Addendum.

  • No. 19 - Song - Percy and Elsie - "And now at last we're all alone ... Oh, do be careful, dear ... But are you not my ownest own? ... Still, someone may be near..."
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External Link
Very Good Eddie at Wikipedia

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