King Dodo is a musical comedy in three acts with book and lyrics by Frank Pixley and music by Gustav Luders. It was produced at Daly's Theater, New York on 12 May 1902.
Cast of Characters
| KING DODO I. (a ruler by divine right only)
|| William Norris
| PEDRO (a court chamberlain)
|| Miro Delamotta
| DR. FIZZ (court physician)
|| Arthur Wooley
| MUDGE (court historian)
|| Charles W. Meyer
| SANCHO (an innkeeper)
|| Albert Juhre
| BONILLA (Prime Minister to Queen Lili)
|| William Pruette
| LO BASSWOOD (a sign of better times)
|| Geo. W. Callahan
| W. J Wilson
G. B. Jackson
| PIOLA (soldier of fortune)
|| Lillian Green
| ANGELA (the King's ward, betrothed to Piola)
|| Celeste Wynne
| QUEEN LILI (ruler of Spoopjus)
|| Maude Lambert
| ANNETTE (daughter of Sancho)
|| Gurtrude Quinlan
|| Lillian Lancaster
| Lillie Sieger
ACT I - Exterior of King Dodo's Palace in Dodo Land.
- No. 2 - Opening Chorus, with Solo - Annette - "Merrily, cheerily, life is but a span; merrily let us be jolly while we can..."
- No. 3 - Song - Mudge, with Male Chorus - "I don't know why men who at church are content to sit away back in the rear..."
- No. 4 - Song - Piola and Chorus - "'Tis my last coin, but here it goes while I a toast on love propose..."
- No. 5 - Song - Dr. Fizz and Chorus - "I am the eminent Doctor Fizz..."
- No. 6 - Entrance of King Dodo - "On this festal day, putting care away, let all rejoice with one accord in fullest measure..."
- No. 7 - Song - King Dodo and Chorus - "I am the ruler of this land, I keep my subjects well in hand..."
- No. 8 - Duet - Piola and Angela - "Piola! ... My darling, oh! moment blessed, oh! bliss divine..."
- No. 9 - The Cats Quartette - Piola, Annette, Angela and Pedro - "Two good gray cats lived in a mill..."
- No. 10 - Finale Act I - "Zounds, what is this that meets my startled sight? Am I awake and do I see a right?..."
ACT II - Gardens fronting Queen Lili's Palace in Spoopju Land.
- No. 11 - Opening Chorus - "Fighters brave and warriors fierce behold in us..."
- No. 12 - Song - Bonilla and Chorus - "When you think of Ebenezar, Bonaparte and Julius Caesar..."
- No. 13 - Entrance of the Queen - "Gently the breeze of summer blows, sweet with odors rare..."
- No. 14 - Recit. and Song - Queen - "My subjects dear, grave matters I'm debating; unkindly fate has played me false..."
- No. 15 - Song - Angela and Chorus - "Will you meet me tonight? 'Neath the moon so bright ev'ry shadow is dancing..."
- No. 16 - Duet - Pedro and Annette - "In this far off land should I chance to meet a dainty maid who's demure and sweet..."
- No. 17 - Song - Queen - "The sun of love at last shines bright and sweetly, my soul with rapture pure is filled completely..."
- No. 18 - Piola and Chorus - "Who would not be a soldier boy, so gallant and so gay, the idol of the dress parade..."
- No. 19 - Song - (soloist unspecified) - "A bold bumble bee, idly roving o'er the lea, met a white clover blossom..."
- No. 20 - Finale Act II - "Let music sound, let music sound, in gay array, let's greet our beautiful queen..."
ACT III - The Spoopju Spring.
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- External Link
- Gems from King Dodo by the Victor Light Opera Company.
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