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The Pearl and the Pumpkin was originally a 1904 children's book, written by Paul Clarendon West and W. W. Denslow, and illustrated by the latter. It was adapted for the stage with songs composed by John Walter Bratton and opened at the Broadway Theatre, New York on 21 August 1905, and transferred to the Grand Opera House, New York on 20 November 1905.

Dramatis Personæ

YE ANCIENT MARINER Mr. Edwin Stevens
IKA CANNEM Mr. Harry McDonough
JOHN DOE Mr. George Richards
THE CORN DODGER Mr. Joseph Kane
MR. DUDLEY Mr. Thomas Whiffen Jr.
DAVY JONES Mr. John Mayon
PHILIP VANDERDECKEN Mr. Oscar Ragland
JOE MILLER Mr. Taylor Granville
JOHNNY FARNUM Mr. Sager Midgeley
PEARL PRINGLE Miss Gertie Carlisle
SALLY SIMPKINS Miss Ethel Johnson
POLLY PREMIER Miss Ida Hawley
JIMMY GINGERBREAD Miss Carroll McComas
NANCY LEE Miss Stella Beardsley
MOTHER CAREY Miss Kathryn Hutchinson
SPANGLEWINGS Miss Lillian Wallace
DANCING EYES Miss Grace Emmons
SUNBEAM Miss Claire Moore
THISTLEDOWN Miss Etta Weir
BLUEBELL Miss Maude Benson
ZEPHYR Miss Lillian Sterling
CAPTAIN DOLPHIN Mr. Allan Ramsay

MIDI Files

ACT I - Scene 1   -   Mother Carey's Fairy Office - Hallowe'en.

ACT I - Scene 2   -   The Pringle Barn, Vermont.

ACT I - Scene 3   -   Hallowe'en Hollow.

ACT I - Scene 4   -   The Enchanted Cornfield.

ACT II - Scene 1   -   Davy Jones's Locker.

ACT II - Scene 3   -   Mother Carey's Palace.

ACT III - Scene 1   -   Ike Cannem's Canning Factory.

ACT III - Scene 2   -   The Lily Field.

ACT III - Scene 3   -   Moonlight on the Beach, Bermuda.

  • No. 26 - Song - Mariner and Chorus - "The English are a jolly race, that fact there's no denying;  their blooming army takes first place, with banners proudly flying..."
  • No. 27 - Finale Act III - "Now Joe and Pearl be happy side by side ... yes, side by side ... and pumpkins now will grow beneath the tide..."

External Links
Information about the original book.

American Musical Theatre

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