Her Little Highness is a musical comedy with music by by Reginald de Koven and book by Channing Pollock and Rennold Wolf based on Pollock's play Such a Little Queen. It opened at the Liberty Theatre, New York, on 13 October 1913 were it lasted a mere two weeks.
| ANNA VICTORIA (Queen of Herzogovina)
|| Fraulein Mizzi Hajos
| BARON COSACA (Her Prime Minister)
|| Mr. Neal McCay
| GENERAL MYRZA (Commanding the Army)
|| Mr. Wm. Struntz
| HERR RUMLER (Lord Mayor of Mostar)
|| Mr. Wm. McCarty
| THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN
|| Mr. Francis J. Tyler
| A CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD
|| Mr. George Dunston
| FIRST LADY IN WAITING
|| Miss Mae Emory
| FIRST MISTRESS OF THE WARDROBE
|| Miss May McCarty
| FIRST LADY OF THE BEDCHAMBER
|| Miss Jane Elliott
| A GROOM OF THE STOLE
|| Mr. Harry Wagner
| STEPHEN IV (King of Bosnia)
|| Mr. James Davis
| PRINCE NIKLAS
|| Mr. Holton Herr
| THE DUKE OF RAVANICA
|| Mr. Francis Bolger
| ADOLPH LAUMAN (of Lauman & Son)
|| Mr. Willard Lewis
| ELIZABETH LAUMAN (His Daughter)
|| Miss Louise Kelly
| ROBERT TRAINOR (General Manager for Lauman & Son)
|| Mr. Wallace McCutcheon
| MADELINE SCHUYLER
| (Friends of Elizabeth)
| Miss Ethel May Davis
Miss Mae Murray
| NATHANIEL QUIGG
|| Mr. McCarty
| MARY ANN
|| Miss Della Niven
ACT I - Throne Room of the Palace at Mostar, Herzogovina.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus and Ensemble - "Flowers we bring; gaily we sing, greeting our festal day. Garlands are ev'rywhere, we are singing, revelry in the air..."
- No. 2 - Quartet - Niklas, Rumler, Ravanica & Myrza - "I'm a statesman so intensely patriotic that I want to run the country all alone ... I'm an Altruist so foolishly..."
- No. 3 - Entrance & Song - Queen and Girls - "Here's a stranger from afar, born beneath a lucky star. Someone they say, found her today, vending in our bazaar."
- No. 4 - Duet - Lauman, Elisabeth and Chorus - "I was poor at birth I swear, but I'm now a millionaire. I've a mansion, and we call it Lauman Hall..."
- No. 5 - Song - Queen - "A wonderful land is fairyland, on top of a golden hill; for the way you must look in a fairy book, where fancy can roam at will..."
- No. 6 - Entrance of King - "Give a shout and a cheer, the King draws near, hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! Lift your voices loud in greeting, let the air with gladsome song..."
- No. 7 - Finale Act I - "Ancient forms of etiquet observing, all court forms preserving - - what's this? ... Your Majesties, forgive this interruption, but the sentry..."
ACT II - Living Room of an Apartment in Amsterdam Avenue, New York.
(Two months later)
- No. 8 - Introduction and Ensemble - "Bills from grocer, bills for gas! Bills from... No, sir, let that pass. Bills for laundry here again! Enough to drive a man insane!"
- No. 9 - Song - Queen, Cosaca and Girls - "What have you there? .. A lot of articles .. Sent C.O.D.! .. Sent C.O.D.! .. What can they be? .. Some things to wear..."
- No. 10 - Duet - Elizabeth and Trainor - "You've a little secret, dear ... One you'd like to guess ... I would, indeed I would! Something I am keen to hear..."
- No. 11 - Chansonette - Elizabeth and Girls - "When a girl is sweet and twenty, and Pa's bank account is fat; she has ev'ry thing in plenty, and she's getting bor'd..."
- No. 12 - Scene and Song - Queen, King, Cosaca, Quigg and Chorus - "It can mean but one thing! ... Oh, surely but one thing! We are going back..."
- No. 13 - Duet - King and Queen - "The man I love may not be crown'd, nor sit upon a throne; no purple robes to wrap him 'round, around, he may no sceptre own..."
- No. 14 - Finale Act II - "Over land and over sea we come to seek our King ... From a sorely troubled state a message now we bring ... a message chosen..."
ACT III - Grounds of the Lauman Residence, Irvington-on-Hudson.
(The following evening)
- No. 15 - Opening Ensemble - "The night is young and so are we (and so are we), let songs be sung of jollity (of jollity); Soon moons grow cold and gray the sea..."
- No. 16 - Romanza - Queen and Chorus - "Sad is she! .. Native land, there you lie far across the sea where your waving trees bent by each breeze now beckon me."
- No. 17 - Czardas
- No. 18 - Song - Cosaca and Chorus - "The Ladies, Lord bless 'em! We love to caress 'em! They're put upon earth for us men! There's something about 'em..."
- No. 19 - Song - Trainor and Men - "Gentlemen, lift your glasses. We're going to chat and think, and think! Of chatting the use is, as an excuse to drink..."
- No. 20 - Finale Act III - "It is the Queen! It is the Queen! The only one I love! And it's drink, drink, drink to our nation; and drink, drink, drink to our Queen! ..."
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