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Little Nemo was originally the protagonist of the comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland which first appeared in the "New York Herald" in October 1905. In the summer of 1907, Marcus Klaw and A. L. Erlanger announced they would put on an extravagant Little Nemo show for an unprecedented $100,000, with a score by Victor Herbert and lyrics by Harry B. Smith. The show opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre, New York, on 20 October 1908.

Dramatis Personæ

DR. PILL   (physician to King Morpheus) Joseph Cawthorn
FLIP   (nephew of the Guard of the Dawn) Billy B. Van
DANCING MISSIONARY Harry Kelly
LITTLE NEMO Master Gabriel
KING MORPHEUS OF SLUMBERLAND
CANNIBAL KING
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W. W. Black
CAPTAIN GROUCH   (a gentleman pirate) Louis F. Barnes
BLACKBEARD   (a pirate) Al Lamar
RED ROVER   (a pirate)
ALGIE   (a nervous patient)
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Sim Collins
DEMON DAN   (a pirate)
MR. FOOTE   (a gouty patient)
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Louis Hart
OFFICE OF THE GUARD Edward B. Kramer
THE CANDY KID   (messenger of King Morpheus) Florence Tempest
THE LITTLE PRINCESS Aimie Ehrlich
THE VALENTINE FAIRY
CAPTAIN OF BATTLESHIP
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Albertina Benson
WEATHER VANE Elphye Snowden
MRS. NEMO Rose Beaumont
SALLY
MAGGIE   (a hysterical patient)
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Madeleine Marshall
TILLY Mildred Manning
BETTY Sunshine Ijames

Synopsis of Scenes

ACT I -   Scene 1 -   Slumberland.   Playroom of the Little Princess.
  -   Scene 2 -   Children's Playground in a Park.
  -   Scene 3 -   Nemo's Bed Room.
  -   Scene 4 -   The Land of the Fairies of St. Valentine.
ACT II -   Scene 1 -   Office of the Weather Factory.
  -   Scene 2 -   The Table D'Hote Islands.
  -   Scene 3 -   Amusement Park.
  -   Scene 4 -   Little Nemo's Bed Room.
  -   Scene 5 -   Palace of Patriotims in Slumberland.
ACT III -   Scene 1 -   The Deck of a Pirate Ship.
  -   Scene 2 -   The Deck of a Battleship.
  -   Scene 3 -   Slumberland.

MIDI Files

ACT I

ACT II

ACT III


External Links
Little Nemo at Wikipedia
Little Nemo at The Guide to Musical Theatre
Vocal Score at IMSLP

American Musical Theatre

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