My Mimosa Maid is described as a "Riviera Musical Incident" in two acts. The music and lyrics are by Paul A. Rubens and it opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London on 21 April 1908 where it ran for 83 performances.
| VICTOR GUILBERT (a Sweep)
|| Mr. G. P. Huntley
| MAX GUILBERT (his Brother, a Bailiff)
|| Mr. George Barrett
| BOCK (a Sweep, Victor Guilbert's Assistant)
|| Mr. Charles McNaughton
| BOY (a Sweep, Bock's Mate)
|| Master Archie McCaig
| M. EMILE GERARD (Proprietor of the Café Ritz)
|| Mr. Maurice Farkoa
| GROUE (Waiter at the Café Ritz)
|| Mr. Windham Guise
| Capt. LOUIS DU LAURIER
Lt. JEAN COURMANDET
Lt. BAPTISTE D'ERANGER
Lt. RAOUL ST. ANDRE
| (Officers of the 9th. Regiment of
Zouaves, stationed at
| Mr. F.Pope Stamper
Mr. H. A. Deacon
Mr. Charles Hillman
Mr. H. F. R. Lightfoot
| BOSS (another Bailiff)
|| Mr. Cecil Burt
| POPITTE (a Flower Girl)
|| Miss Gracie Leigh
| MADAME DE PILAINE (Proprietress of the Mimosa Plantation)
|| Miss Eva Kelly
|| Miss Joan Penrose
| (twin Daughters of Madame de Pilaine)
| Miss Clarisse Batchelor
Miss Gertie Murray
| PAULETTE (Head Girl on the Mimosa Plantation)
|| Miss Isabel Jay
ACT I - The Mimosa Plantation, St. Leo.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Merrily, merrily on we toil! Never a moment still..."
- No. 2 - Hammering Chorus - "Pack, pack-a-pack, that's our song; pack- pack-a-pack, all day long!..."
- No. 3 - Duet - Paulette and Gerard - "Ev'rything contrary seems, as in dreams..."
- No. 4 - Games - Dance
- No. 5 - Chorus of Girls - "Oh, Mister Sweep! Mister Sweep, how do you do, sir?..."
- No. 6 - Song - Paulette - "As the day dies away, then comes the moment for pleasure and play..."
- No. 7 - Whispering Quartet - "Can you keep a secret when to you it's told?..."
- No. 8 - Song - Louis and Chorus - "The men who defend the land we love are men both in word and deed..."
- No. 9 - Song - Gerard - "You're serious never, that I know quite well..."
- No. 10 - Duet - Bock and Boy - "If I should ever be rich, I'll be an original, too..."
- No. 11 - Song - Popitte and Chorus - "There once was a cobbler, a stolid fellow he..." (four verses)
- No. 12 - Finale Act I - "What is the matter with Paulette?..."
ACT II - The Pergola of Victor Guilbert's Villa.
- No. 13 - The Sweep's Intermezzo
- No. 14 - Opening Chorus of Nurses and Soldiers - "We are little nurses; when a patient worse is you should act at once..."
- No. 15 - Solo and Chorus of Nurses - "When I first went as a hospital nurse..."
- No. 16 - Concerted Number - Louis with Twins and Nurses - "Of course, if you were children, as I took you both to be..."
- No. 17 - Madrigal - "Once a mister lov'd a sweet young miss..."
- No. 18 - Song - Popitte - "I've got a lot of relations, but they haven't been much use to me..." (four verses)
- No. 19 - Song - Paulette - "When all is gone to rest, each bird within his nest..."
- No. 20 - Song - Gerard - "Ever since I met you, not so many days, I could not forget you..." (four verses)
- No. 21 - Song - Paulette - "I am highly amused at this curious situation..."
- No. 22 - Concerted Number - Chorus - "Here, little girls, don't fear, little girls, we mean no harm!"
- No. 23 - Song with Men's Chorus (soloist unspecified)
- "As the sun is sinking o'er the ssouthern sea..."
- No. 24 - Concerted Number - Popitte, Max, Bock, and Boy - "When for food you're pining..."
- No. 25 - Finale Act II - Paulette and Chorus - "Oh, Mister Sweep, I have loved you true all through, sir..."
- External Link
- My Mimosa Maid at The Guide to Musical Theatre
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