Pictured: Annie Croft as "Poppy"
A Musical Comedy in 3 Acts. Book & lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly: Music by Stephen Jones and Arthur Samuels: Additional numbers by John Egan
- Staged by Dorothy Donnelly and Philip Goodman
- Musical numbers staged by Julian Alfred.
- Settings designed by Ralph Barton.
- Costumes designed by Charles LeMaire. Orchestra under the direction of Gus Salzer.
- Orchestrations by Stephen Jones.
- Produced by Philip Goodman.
Apollo Theatre, Broadway - 13 September, 1923 - Closed 28 June, 1924
Gaiety Theatre, London 1924 (150 perfs)
A rags-to-riches tale of Poppy McGargle, a circus waif who discovers she is an heiress.
(in order of appearance):
- Sarah Tucker: Maude Ream Stover.
- Amos Sniffen: Jimmy Barry.
- Mary Delafield: LUELLA GEAR.
- William Van Wyck: Alan Edwards.
- Princess Vronski Mameluke Pasha Tubbs: EMMA JANVIER.
- Mortimer Pottle: ROBERT WOOLSEY.
- Professor Eustace McGargle: W. C. FIELDS.
- Poppy McGargle: MADGE KENNEDY.
- Judge Delafield: Hugh Chilvers.
- Premiere Dancer: Marion Chambers.
Special Dancers: Hilda Burt, Lucretia Craig, Violet Vale, Victoria White.
Girls of the Ensemble: Linelle Blackburn, Nancy Lay, Helen Evans, Evelyn Jerrell, Helen Miade, Virginia Kelley, Mildred Stevens, Dorothy Whiteford, Devah Worrell, Beatrice Wilson, Elizabeth Collins, Kathleen McLoughlin.
Boys of the Ensemble: Ackland Powell, Thomas Monahan, Wally Myers, Gene Sinclair, Harry Blake, Al Watson, Norman Jefferson, Walter Wandell.
- Opening Chorus - Boys and Girls
- Stepping Around - Mary Delafield, Amos Sniffen, Ensemble
- The Girl I've Never Met - William van Wyck, Dancers (3)
- Hang Your Sorrows in the Sun (Music by John Egan) - Poppy
Someone Will Make Me Cry (Someone Will Make You Smile) (Music by Rudolf Sieczynski. Lyrics by Irving Caesar) - Poppy McGargle
- Two Make a Home (Music by Stephen Jones, Arthur Samuels) - Poppy McGargle, William van Wyck
- Kadoola Kadoola Solo - Professor Eustace McGargle
- When Men Are Alone - Mortimer Pottle, Dancers, Ensemble
- Fortune Telling - Poppy McGargle, Boys
- The Dancing Lesson (Opening Number) (Music by John Egan) - Premiere Dancer, Special Dancers, Ensemble
- Minstrels On Parade - Professor Eustace McGargle, Mortimer Pottle, Amos Sniffen
- Alibi Baby (Music by Arthur Samuels. Lyrics by Howard Dietz) - Mary Delafield, Ensemble
- On Our Honeymoon - Poppy McGargle, William van Wyck
Poppy Dear - Poppy McGargle, William van Wyck
later replaced by
Reprise Waltz - Poppy McGargle, William van Wyck
- Choose a Partner, Please - Poppy McGargle, Ensemble
- Mary (Whaddaye Do Sundays, Whaddaye Do Mondays, Mary?), or (What Do You Do Sundays, Mary?) (Music by Stephen Jones. Lyrics by Irving Caesar) - Mary Delafield, Mortimer Pottle, Special Dancers, Ensemble
- A Picnic Party with You (Music by John Egan) - Mary Delafield, Mortimer Pottle, Special Dancers, Ensemble
- Finale - Entire Company
Scenes and Settings
Outside of the Fair Grounds, Greenmeadow, Connecticut. A September morning, 1874.
The House on the Hill. That evening.
At Mrs. Tucker's. A week later.