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The Girl in the Taxi is the English-language adaptation by Frederick Fenn and Arthur Wimperis of the operetta Die keusche Susanne (1910 in Magdeburg), with music by Jean Gilbert. The German original had a libretto by Georg Okonkowski. Opened at the Lyric Theatre, London on 5 September 1912 and ran for 385 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

BARON DAUVRAY  (A newly elected Member of the Academy) Mr. Arthur Playfair
BARONESS DELPHINE DAUVRAY  (His Wife) Miss Amy Augarde
JACQUELINE  (Their Daughter) Miss Margaret Paton
HUBERT  (Their Son) Mr. Robert Averell
RENE  (Their Nephew, Lieutenant) Mr. Alec Fraser
MARIETTE  (Their Housemaid) Miss Violet Graham
MONSIEUR POMAREL  (A Wealthy Manufacturer of Tours) Mr. C. H. Workman
SUZANNE  (His Wife) Miss Yvonne Arnaud
PROFESSOR CHARCOT Mr. Louis Goodrich
ROSE Miss Cecily Stuckey
ALEXIS  (Head Waiter of the Jeunesse Doree) Mr. Frederick Volpe
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FELIX
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(Waiters) {
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Mr. George Carroll
Mr. W. H. Geale
TINA
MIMI
PHYRNETTE
IRMA
FRAISETTE
CHARLOTTE
CELESTE
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(Stars of the Jeunesse Doree) {
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Miss Phyllis Allen
Miss Gwladys Gaynor
Miss Danie Rayne
Miss Ethel Morrison
Miss Violet Vernon
Miss Googoo Murray
Miss Peggy Bethel
GODET
PAILLASSON
VIVARELL
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(Habitues of the Jeunesse Doree) {
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Mr. Edmund Digues
Mr. Louis Russell
Mr. Otto Alexander

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Reception Room in Baron Dauvray's House in Paris.

ACT II   -   Restaurant "Jeunesse Doree".

  • No. 9 - Introduction and Chorus - "Come, children of France and let us be gay, join in the dance while you may.  We welcome the chance of frolic and fun..."
  • No. 10 - Duet - Suzanne and Hubert - "Why, what a funny boy you are.  (He seems to be a dreadful noodle!) ... I know you think I've gone too far..."
  • No. 11 - Song - René and Ensemble - "Waltzing is worth all the dances on earth to have fun with, one-step and two-step and each other new step I've done with..."
  • No. 12/12a - Ensemble - "Why, Jacqueline!  how came you here?  Misguided girl, how dare you! ... For shame!  What I and father do is quite unsuitable for you! ..."
  • No. 13 - Finale - "O lucky pair! we won't embarrass you, but happy be your honeymoon, no thought of care or trouble harass you, and may your wedding be soon!"
  • No. 13a - Wine Song - "Now let the toast go gaily round and drink it gladly ev'ry one!  May all your days with joy be crowned, and may no clouds blot out the sun!"

ACT III   -   Back to the Reception Room in Baron Dauvray's House.


External Link
The Girl in the Taxi at Wikipedia

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