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The Blue Moon is an Edwardian musical comedy with music composed by Howard Talbot and Paul Rubens, lyrics by Percy Greenbank and Rubens and a book by Harold Ellis and by Alexander M. Thompson. The London production opened at the Lyric Theatre on 28 August 1905 where it achieved the modest run of 182 performances.

It is set in India during the days of the British Raj, and concerns the love of a singing girl for a young British army officer.

Dramatis Personæ

MAJOR VIVIAN CALLABONE (Head of the Garrison at Naga) Mr. Courtice Pounds
CAPTAIN JACK ORMSBY (Lady Brabasham's Nephew) Mr. Harold Thorley
BOBBIE SCOTT (a Journalist) Mr. Fred Allandale
MOOLRAJ (Idol Maker, Juggler and Marriage Broker) Mr. Willie Edouin
PRIVATE CHARLIE TAYLOR
  (Acting Band Master of the Royal  Muzzerfernugger Native Band)
Mr. Walter Passmore
THE PRINCE BADAHUR SANATSINJHI OF KHARIKAR Mr. Clarence Blakiston
HON. ARCHIE MAY Mr. George Alwyn
CLIVE MANSFIELD Mr. E. Bryant
LESLIE ARBUTHNOT Mr. Harry Cottell
LADY BRABASHAM Miss Eleanor Souray
EVELYN ORMSBY Miss Billie Burke
CHANDRA NIL ("The Blue Moon," a Singing Girl) Miss Florence Smithson
MILLICENT LEROY (Evelyn's Maid) Miss Carrie Moore
MISS LOVELHILL Miss Rosie Begarnie
MISS LILIAN MOORE Miss Ella Blumé
OMA (a Native) Miss Ruth Saville
CHUA (a Native) Miss Aimée Parkerson

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   The Bungalow at Naga.

ACT II -   The Ruby Palace of Kharikar.

Additional numbers.


External Links
Vocal Score at the University of Rochester
The Blue Moon at the Guide to Musical Theatre
The Blue Moon at Wikipedia

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