The Lady of the Slipper or A Modern Cinderella is a musical fantasy in three acts. The book is by Anne Caldwell and Lawrence McCarty, the music by Victor Herbert and the lyrics by James O'Dea. It opened at the Globe Theatre, New York on 28 October, 1912 where it ran for 232 performances.
Cast of Characters
| THE CROWN PRINCE MAXIMILIAN
|| Douglas Stevenson
| PRINCE ULRICH (his brother)
|| Eugene Revere
| CAPTAIN LADISLAW (aide-de-camp to Maximilian)
|| James G. Reaney
| BARON VON NIX (Cinderella's Father)
|| Charles Mason
| ATZEL (the Baron's butler)
|| Vernon Castle
| MOUSER (the Baron's cat)
|| David Abrahams
| ALBRECHT (a shoemaker)
|| Samuel Burbank
| LOUIS (his assistant)
|| Harold Russell
| JOSEPH (a milliner)
|| Edgar L. Hay
| MATTHIAS (a furrier)
|| Ed. Randall
| (from the Cornfield)
| David C. Montgomery
Fred A. Stone
| (Cinderella's Step-Sisters)
| Lillian Lee
|| Allene Crater
| THE FAIRY GODMOTHER
|| Vivian Rushmore
| VALERIE (maid at the Baron's)
|| Peggy Wood
| SOPHIA (Albrecht's wife)
|| Florence Williams
| IRMA (Joseph's wife)
|| Edna Bates
| CLARA (Louis' wife)
|| Helen Falconer
| LUDOVICA (Matthias' wife)
|| Gladys Zell
|| Lillian Rice
|| Angie Weimers
| PREMIERE DANSEUSE
|| Lydia Lopoukowa
ACT I - Scene 1 - Kitchen in the Castle of Baron von Nix.
- No. 1 - Overture
- No. 2 - Opening Chorus of Tradesmen, their Wives and Assistants - "We are waiting for the Baron, to treat with him while decking out his 'fairs!' ..."
- No. 3a - Song - Atzel - "I'm a whimsical sort of chap, reared in luxury's ample lap. Seldom ever I give a rap for what goes on about me..."
- No. 3b - Romneya Music
- No. 4 - Duet - Cindy and Mouser - "Hey, diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle, thus runneth the ancient rhyme ... Meeow, meeow, meeow! Meeow, meeow! ..."
- No. 5 - Trio - Cindy, Punks and Spooks - "The man who's never been in love excites my sympathy ... Then o'er us make a fuss ... For that's the case with us ..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Punks & Spooks - "A garden party we attended not so long ago; a friendly Onion's strong appeal decoyed us to the show. It was the coming out..."
- No. 7 - Duo - Cindy, Baron and Chorus - "I know a day in the year can beat all other days for fun ... I think I'm on to the day that you mean, October thirty-one! ..."
ACT I - Scene 2 - On the way to the Palace.
ACT II - Ballroom in the Palace of Prince Maximilian.
- No. 10 - Opening Chorus - "Oh, the bal masqué is a place they say that will addle and muddle one's senses, for it's there you'll meet the rash and discreet..."
- No. 11 - Entrance of Cinderella - "A Princess quite unknown, in golden chariot but now has entered through the Palace gate; Then give to her, I pray, in voices..."
- No. 12 - Duet - Punks and Spooks - "I loved a little girl; we loved no other; some day she'll be a happy bride and groom. Her parents are her father and her mother,"
- No. 13 - Ballet Suite
- No. 14 - Song - Punks and Chorus - "Bagdad is a town in Turkey. On a camel tall and jerky you can journey there and see just how great it used to be..."
- No. 15 - Song - (singer not specified) - "I don't know why it is-ski, I can't explain-ovich why ev'rything that's Russian gets to me; I've got a Russian sable..."
- No. 16 - Duo - Cindy and Prince - "A little girl at home I'd like to have, I would, I swear ... A little girl at home? What do you mean? ..."
- No. 17 - Punch Bowl Glide
- No. 18 - Finale Act II - (Drums of all Nations) - "Her name, good friends, I know not; her name I cannot say. A radiant dream she came to me..."
ACT III - Scene 1 - The Baron's Kitchen.
ACT III - Scene 2 - Throne room of the Prince's Palace.
- No. 22 - Chorus of Girls - "This is not in any way a next-to-nature exposé, nor should you class it as a picture show. Rather, let us here confess..."
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- External Links
- The Lady of the Slipper at The Guide to Musical Theatre
- Vocal Score at the Internet Archive
American Musical Theatre
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