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A Lonely Romeo is a musical comedy with book by Harry B. Smith and Lew Fields, lyrics by Robert B. Smith and music by Malvin M. Franklin and Robert Hood Bowers. It was produced at the Shubert Theatre, New York, on 10 June 1919.

Cast of Characters

ANANIAS BEEBE Willie Solar
TESSIE   (a Cabaret Girl) Nellie St. Clair
ARCHIE   (of the Cabaret) Willie St. Clair
AUGUSTUS TRIPP Lew Fields
MAZIE GAY Frances Cameron
MARCELLE WAVE Catherine Van Pelt
TOM THOMAS Jack Kellar
KITTY BLYTHE Eleanor Henry
MABEL LOVE Jennette Cooke
GILBERT GRANT Alan Hale
SYBIL TRIPP Violette Wilson
ALEXINA TRIPP Octavia Broske
DAISY CLOAK   (a shop girl) Fay Tunis
LARRY TRIPP Harry Clarke
MILTON Herbert Fields
MADAME FLAMBAUEX Muriel Lodge
FRANCOIS Pauline Garon
JIMMY LOCK   (a Locksmith) Charlie Mitchell
ICHABOD WINTERGREEN Frank Doane
JULIE BONBON
TUTTI FRUTTI
MINTE DROP
CERISSE WILDE
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Catherine Van Pelt
Virginia De Lillies
Louise Dale
Elsie Lange
MEEDA THARRA Helen Fox
BESSIE BONSTELLA Muriel Lodge
DOROTHY MARSHMALLOW Marion Dorr
SADDIE LITTLE   (cashier in candy store) Pauline Garon
RIDER LOTT   (a candy salesman) Frank Cornell
FREDDY SHARP Artie Leeming

MIDI Files

PROLOGUE   -   In front of the Shimmering Pheasant Restaurant, at 4 a.m.

ACT I   -   Interior of Tripp's Hat Store on Fifth Avenue, 10 minutes later, and during the morning.

  • Nos. 4 & 5 - Ensemble, and Song - Kitty - "Hurry! we've no time to spare; set those here! put those there!  For the customers prepare.  They will soon appear..."
  • No. 6 - Duet - Sybil and Gilbert - "I think it is time that you named the day when you will become my bride ... Perhaps in September, or maybe November..."
  • No. 7 - Trio - Larry, Kitty and Gilbert - "I've met a lot of pretty girls, but none compares with you ... I wish I could believe you! ... Ask him if it is true..."
  • No. 8 - Song - Mazie - "In the daytime, when the other men are counting dividends, and busy fighting for the pelf, then the college boy gets busy calling..."
  • No. 9 - Song - Mazie and Boys - "All the gentlemen I see are so very, very good to me, that it's hard to pick and choose - which to keep and which refuse..."
  • No. 10 - Finale Act I - "Close up the shop and bolt the door, and you may lead me to your candy store ... No work today, hip, hip, hooray!  Come on and beat it..."

ACT II   -   Gilbert Grant's Ice Cream and Candy Emporium - the same afternoon.

ACT III   -   House and garden at Pelham Manor - a few hours later.

No. 1 was arranged for the Piano by J. Bodewalt Lampe. Nos. 2, 3, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 20 were composed by Malvin M. Franklin. Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 were composed by Robert Hood Bowers. Nos. 19 and 21 were composed by Malvin M. Franklin and Otis Spencer.

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