The Mayor of Tokio is described as "A Farcical Japanese Opera." The book and lyrics are by Richard Carle with additional contributions from Arthur Burrows, Robert L. Beecher, Arthur Gillespie and M. E. Rourke. The music was composed by William Frederick Peters. It was first performed at the New York Theatre, New York, on 4 December 1905.
| KOW TOW (the Mayor of Tokio)
|| Edward Garvie
| GENERAL SATAKE (a Conspirator)
|| Addison Maderia
| IVAN ORFULITCH (a Russian Spy)
|| Charles W. Meyers
| TANAKE (Court Physician)
|| Jess Caine
| NIKKO (the Royal Messenger)
|| Edwin Baker
| AWAKI (a Body Guard)
|| William H. Platt
| BETSY LINCOLN (an American Heiress)
|| May Boley
| OLOTO SAN (Daughter of Kow Tow)
|| Hortense Mazurette
| (Friends of Oloto)
| Adele Rowland
MEMBERS OF "KIDDER'S KOMIQUES"
| BIRDIE TALCUM (the Soubrette)
|| Minerva Courtney
| MADAME STITCH (the Wardrobe Mistress)
|| Emma Janvier
| JULIAN LINCOLN (the Tenor)
|| Edmund Stanley
| RUSTY (the Sing Song Boy)
|| William Rock
| MARCUS ORLANDO KIDDER (Impressario)
|| Richard Carle
ACT I - A Public Garden in Tokio.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Today we come from far and near to sing a bridal song..."
- No. 2 - Song - Betsy Lincoln - "When you're there you will declare that not a city can compare with Tokio..."
- No. 3 - Conspirators' Duet - General Satake and Ivan - "We're a pair of desperadoes and our speciality is crime..."
- No. 4 - Song - Oloto and Chorus - "Oh, Love's a spiteful fairy, capricious and contrary, and sad affairs he makes..."
- No. 5 - Quartet - Stitch, Birdie, Rusty and Kidder - "We left our poor but happy home, many, many moons ago..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Oloto and Julian - "Mellow moon, away up there in the sky above, tell me, is there anywhere such a thing as love?..."
- No. 7 - Entrance of Kow Tow - "Oh golden sun in azure sea, far above our revelry, send down thy warm and mellow light..."
- No. 8 - Song - Kow Tow and Chorus - "For the Mayor's job and a chance to rob I've always longed, you know..."
- No. 9 - Entrance of Princes - "There are coming swiftly towards us strange aristocrats from the west..."
- No. 10 - Trio - Kow Tow, Birdie and Kidder - "I am forced to confess that I scarcely would guess that you were so infernally heartless..."
- No. 11 - Finale Act I - "He must die... He must die... He must die... He must die... What a fall from on high, Kow Tow! ..."
ACT II - Outside Sing Song, a Japanese Jail near Tokio Harbor.
- No. 12 - Opening Chorus - "In the ground soon buried he'll be. Prostrate now with sorrow are we. Let the Tom-tom bang..."
- No. 13 - Duet - Rusty and Birdie - "One day a trav'ling circus came to visit Joliet, and Josie Green, a servant girl, two passes chanced to get..."
- No. 14 - Song - Oloto - "A nightingale perched in the branches above once noticed beneath him two victims of love..."
- No. 15 - Betsy and Chorus - "Oh, I'm ev'ry inch a sailor and I love the raging sea ... When the ocean breezes blow..."
- No. 16 - Grotesque Song and Dance - Kidder - "A boy climbed up an apple tree, the farmer man he did not see..."
- No. 17 - Trio - Kow Tow, Kidder and Rusty - "Let us pack ev'ry grip and steal on board the ship, and leave trouble and worry behind us..."
- No. 18 - Duet - Kow Tow and Madam Stitch - "When you're courting and the joys of love assail you, you're happy and contented as can be..."
- No. 19 - Song - Kidder and Chorus - "When but a bashful boy I rather liked the fair sex, the lengthy hair sex, the real hot air sex..."
- No. 20 - Finale Act II - "Tokio, Tokio, with your flowers rare redolent with perfume and with fragrance in the air..."
The lyrics for No. 4 are by Arthur Burrows, those for No. 9 by Robert L. Beecher,
those for Nos. 10, 15 and 16 by Arthur Gillespie, and those for No. 14 were by M. E. Rourke.
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