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He Came from Milwaukee is a musical comedy in two acts with book by Mark Swan and Edgar Smith, lyrics by Edward Madden and music by Louis A. Hirsch and Ben M. Jerome. It was produced at the Casino Theatre, New York, on 21 September 1910.

Dramatis Personæ

HERMAN VON SCHNELLENVEIN Sam Bernard
NAPOLEON RAVACHAL   (Conspirator of Zurach) Louis Harrison
EGBERT KESKIESKO   (Duke of Zurach) George Anderson
BRUCE CHETWYNDE   (Companion to the Duke) Martin Brown
BROKASKI   (General of the army in Zurach) Henry Norman
LESTICHY   (Conspirator and Companion to Napoleon) Charles Burrows
LIEUTENANT   (of the army of Zurach) Paul Masaeus
SENTRY   (of the army of Zurach, a Conspirator) Henry Holt
SERGEANT   (of the army of Zurach) Dolph Ryan
PORTER   (of the Hotel in Ostend) Frank Sargent
FOOTMAN   (to the Duke of Zurach) Bert Lawrence
CONSTANCE HARVEY   (in love with the Duke) Winona Winter
BETTY WINTHROP   (cousin to Constance, in love with Bruce) Adele Rowland
MRS. MATTHEW HARVEY Alice Gordon
  (of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; mother of Constance)
LESKA   (a loyal subject to the Duke) Nella Bergen

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Hotel of Ostend.

  • No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "My!  What a cosmopolitan crowd at Ostend!  Quite annoying, is it not?  Sort of a social melting pot.  Classes mix!  What utter rot! ..."
  • No. 2 - Song - Leska and Chorus - "There lies a land where I command full many a wand'ring band ... Gypsy Land, Gypsy Land, Gypsy Land ..."
  • No. 3 - Duett - Bruce and Betty - "Now, what if I tarried till someone got married to you? ... Poor she!  And likewise supposing some fellow proposing won you? ..."
  • No. 4 - Duett - Duke and Constance - "What is there in love, to thrill until it seems divine? ... If I knew, I'd tell you.  What is there in love that courses thro'..."
  • No. 5 - Wedding Bells Chorus - "Sweetest of creatures, the neatest of preachers lives near in a dear little church ... Oh my, what a lover you'd sigh to discover..."
  • No. 6 - Finale Act I - "What was that noise!  What was that noise!  It sounded like a terrible explosion.  Was it a bomb, if so where from? ..."

ACT II   -   Street in Zurach, in front of the Palace.


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