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The Pied Piper is described as an "Operatic Fanatasy". The book is by Austin Strong and R. H. Burnside, the lyrics by R. H. Burnside and the music by Manuel Klein. It opened at the Majestic Theatre, New York, on 3 December 1908.

Dramatis Personæ

THE PIED PIPER De Wolf Hopper
HIS OFFICIAL ADVISER William Cameron
HIS OFFICIAL REMINDER D. L. Baker
THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN W. L. Romaine
THE BAD BOY Bert Delvin
WILLIE VAN CORTLANDT John Phillips
SAMMY STRUGGLES Edward Heron
LIZZIE DIZZY Grace Cameron
THE HOUSEKEEPER Ada Deaves
THE MODEL COUPLE {
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Frank Laddis
Bonnie Farley
ROMANCE Lillian Thatcher
POETRY Elda Curry
SONG Mabel Morduant
FATHER TIME Warren Fabian
ELVIRIA Marguerite Clark

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Scene 1: - The Home of Father Time,  
Scene 2: - Saint Valentine's Square in the City of Innocence.

  • No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "It's going to be a very busy day, so let us finish work without delay.  All the Carpenters and Bakers, all the Tailors and Dressmakers..."
  • No. 2 - Duet - Adviser and Reminder - "We're a couple of men who now and then are troubled with too much work, but we follow a rule they taught us at school..."
  • No. 3 - Song - Piper and Chorus - "Woman is truly a wonderful thing;  poets in praise of her constantly sing.  All over the world 'tis the same as you know..."
  • No. 4 - Song - Elviria - "Two little figures, once upon a time, dwelt upon a Dresden china plate.  There amidst surroundings most sublime, they loved and lost..."
  • No. 5 - Duet - Willie and Elviria - "I've met a lot of girls in ev'ry city, I've met a lot of girls I thought were fine;  I have met a lot of girls I thought were pretty..."
  • No. 6 - Duet - Piper and Lizzie - "Life's no joke, you're in trouble ev'ry minute!  It's a cold hard world all the time that you are in it.  Your existence seems..."
  • No. 7 - Finale Act I - "What a happy, happy day!  What a chance to laugh and sing;  Let's be gay now while we may;  let all grief and care take wing..."

ACT II   -   Scene 1: - The Pied Piper's Boudoir,
Scene 2: - The Nursery,   Scene 3: - Saint Valentine's Square.


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