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The Marriage Market is an English version of Leányvásár with music by Victor Jacobi. The English lyrics are by Adrian Ross and Arthur Anderson. It opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York on 22 September 1913, and transferred to the Grand Opera House, New York on December 8th. 1913.

Dramatis Personæ

JACK FLEETWOOD   (known as "Slippery Jack") Mr. Robert Michaelis
SENATOR ABE K. GILROY Mr. E. A. Douglas
BALD-FACED SANDY   Mr. Tom Walls
  (Sheriff of Mendocino Bluff and Proprietor of the Palace Hotel)
MEXICAN BILL
SHORTY
TABASCO NED
CHEYENNE HARRY
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Mr. Pop Cory
Mr. Maurice Tosh
Mr. Edward Arundell
Mr. Frank Perfitt
HI-TI   (a Chinese Bar-keeper) Mr. Hugh Wakefield
PADRE PEDRO   (a Spanish Priest) Mr. Walter Adams
CAPTAIN   (on the Yacht "Mariposa") Mr. Harry Dearth
BLINKER   (Valet to Lord Hurlingham) Mr. W. H. Berry
LORD HURLINGHAM Mr. G. P. Huntley
MARIPOSA GILROY Miss Sári Petráss
A MIDDY Miss Elise Craven
EMMA   (Maid to Mariposa) Miss Avice Kelham
DOLLY
PANSY
PEACH
DORA
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Miss Eileen Molyneux
Miss Dolly Dombey
Miss Beatrice von Brunner
Miss Doris Stocker
DOLORES Miss Kate Welch
KITTY KENT Miss Gertie Millar

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Mendocino Buff, Southern California.

ACT II   -   On board the yacht "Mariposa," anchored in the Bay of San Francisco.

ACT III   -   Senator Gilroy's Palace, San Francisco.

  • No. 19 - Chorus - "We drink success to both of you as you journey side by side!  The best of health, good luck and wealth to the bridegroom and his bride!"
  • No. 20 - Song - Blinker - "I'm the bridegroom just at present, and enjoy it all I can, but it might have been more pleasant if I'd only been best man!"
  • No. 21 - Song - Kitty and Girls - "When I'm up a tree, or when people worry me, I've got a very useful word ... Jilolo!  Jilolo!  Jilolo! ..."
  • No. 22 - Finale Act III - "Now the clouds have pass'd away!  All the world is May!  My unknown girl I have won.  Do you fancy my success as a Marchioness?"

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External Links
The Marriage Market at Wikipedia
The Marriage Market at The Guide to Musical Theatre
Vocal Score at IMSLP

American Musical Theatre

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