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The Red Rose is a musical comedy in three acts with book and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith and music by Robert Hood Bowers which opened at the Garrick Theatre, Philadelphia, on 2 May 1911 before transferring to the Globe Theatre, New York on 22 June1911 where it ran for 76 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

LOLA   (an Artist's Model) Valeska Suratt
DICK LORIMER   (the Model's Artist) Wallace McCutcheon
ALONZO LORIMER   (an American Millionaire) Alexander Clark
SILAS PLANT   (a Millionaire American) John Daly Murphy
HON. LIONEL TALBOYS   (who cannot check his love) Ernest Lambart
DAISY PLANT   (his love who has the checks) Lillian Graham
RAPHAEL SPIEGLE   (a picture dealer) John E. Hazzard
MME. JOË JOYANT   (next to the dealer) Flavia Arcaro
M. DUPREZ   (Master of the Studio) Henry Bergman
ANDRÈ   (His Master's Voice) Craig Campbell
GYP   (her own master) Carrie Reynolds
BARON LEBLANC   (looking for his daughter) Louis Casavant
MAXIME DUPONT   (looking for the Baron) Henry Bergman
TITA
CELESTE
MARIE
ROSALIE
DENISE
ELAINE
LOUISE
FLANE
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Beatrice Doane
Bessie Holbrook
Eleanore Boyce
Marjorie Dayton
Laura Gaynelle
Dorothy Langdon
Nellie Feltes
Adelaide Warren

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   The Art School of M. Julian Duprez in Paris.

  • No. 1 - Opening Scene - "La, la, la..." etc. (whistles)   "Sh!  Taisez! ... Oh, Andrè!  Please be quiet!  Do stop that row!  Be still!  We cannot draw a thing..."
  • No. 2 - Duet - Lola, Dick and Chorus - "In Bohemia's kingdom, three rulers belong.  We acknowledge them all, boys - wine, women and song..."
  • No. 3 - Posing Scene - Lola and Chorus - "Lola, Lola, you must come and pose for us.  You're the model we like best;  you are diff'rent from the rest..."
  • No. 4 - Spanish Song - Lola - "Fair land full of old romances where all the nights are gay with dance and song;  dark eyes that with ardent glances reveal the love..."
  • No. 5 - Song - Lorimer and Chorus - "When a thoroughbred American like me ... Just like you ... Is inspired to take a journey over sea ... As they do..."
  • No. 6 - Duet - Lionel and Gyp - "There are many ways to win a man, and countless the arts that please; ... And ever since the world began, he's surrendered..."
  • No. 7 - Dance Duet - Zoë and Spiegel - "I still can hear that music so entrancing, when I went bounding out upon the stage, with my skirt a lace umbrella..."
  • No. 8 - Finale Act I - "So come along, ma cherie, come along with me, and we'll drop in at Maxim's or the Café de Paris.  A chansonette entrancing..."

ACT II   -   The Baron's Chateau - six months later.

ACT III   -   The Ball of the Four Arts.


External Links
Vocal Score at UR Research
The Red Rose at The Guide to Musical Theatre

American Musical Theatre

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