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THE EARL AND THE GIRL A Musical Comedy in 2 Acts by Seymour Hicks. Lyrics by Percy Greenbank; Music by Ivan Caryll. Adelphi Theatre, London - 10 December, 1903. Transferred to the Lyric Theatre 12 September, 1904. Closed 17 December, 1904. (Total 371 perfs). Casino Theatre, New York 4 November, 1905 (148 perfs) Aldwych Theatre, London - 4 November, 1914. Transferred to the Lyric Theatre 26 December, 1914. Close 6 February, 1915. (total 107 perfs). STORY Act I The Hon. Crewe Boodel believes himself to be the heir to the earldom of Hole. He and a party of his friends are on their way to a fancy dress ball at Hole Hall, but their vehicle breaks down, and they take refuge in a country inn, the Fallowfield Arms. Jim Cheese, the owner of a troupe of performing dogs, and his coster sweetheart, Liza Shoddam, have walked from London to attend the local fair. They are at first mistaken by Boodel's party for two more guests for the fancy dress party. Jim and Liza are in debt to the landlord of the inn, who threatens to turn them out or have them arrested. The real heir to the Hole property is Dick Wargrave, a friend of Boodel's. He has eloped from Paris with a schoolgirl, Elphin Haye, who is an American heiress masquerading as a penniless orphan. They arrive at the inn, preceded by four people who are in pursuit of them. A. Bunker Bliss is after Dick for eloping with his niece, and, being a good republican, Bliss is not impressed by Dick's earldom. Mrs. Shimmering Black is after Dick because the Earl of Hole has jilted her daughter (in fact it is Boodel who has done so). Mr. Talk and Mr. Downham are both lawyers; the first is English and the second American. They are both in search of the missing heir and after the reward for finding him. Dick is unaware that these two are bearing him good news, and when he learns from the landlord that some strangers have been asking about him, he concludes that there is trouble brewing. Dick persuades Jim Cheese to exchange identities with him, taking his name and even his girlfriend, and entrusting Elphin to Jim's care. The American lawyer finds Jim and tells him that he is an earl, and advances him money on the strength of his title. Elphir runs across a friend, Daisy Fallowfield, at the inn, and the whole party go off to the ball, where Elphir has to introduce Jim to her aunt, Miss Virginia Bliss, as her fiancé. Act II All the characters turn up at the ball at Hole Hall. Boodel brings Dick and passes him off as another guest. Liza slips in after Jim, who is announced as the Earl of Hole. The four pursuers gatecrash the party. Jim has a rough time with Bunker Bliss and Mrs. Black when they find him – the former is intent on shooting him, and the latter, a circus strongwoman, is a terrifying prospect – but when he tells them the truth about who is who, everyone is satisfied. Mrs Black's wrath subsides when she realises that the man who jilted her daughter is not, in fact, an earl, Bunker Bliss is appeased, and all ends happily. ORIGINAL CAST JIM CHEESE (a Dog Trainer) - MR. WALTER PASSMORE. DICK WARGRAVE (the Real Heir) - MR. HENRY A. LYTTON. HON. CREWE BOODLE (the Supposed Heir) - MR. ROBERT EVETT. A. BUNKER BLISS (Elphin Hayes Uncle) - MR. JOHN C. DIXON. DOWNHAM (an American Solicitor) - MR. M. R. MORAND.

MR. TALK (an English Solicitor) - MR. FRANK ELLISTON. MR. HAZELL (Host of "Fallowfield Arms") - MR. REGINALD CROMPTON. DUDLEY CRANBOURNE - MR. POWIS PINDER. GEORGE BELLAMY (Friends of Crewe Boodle) - MR. CHAS. CHILDERSTONE. HUGH WALLANDER - MR. ALEC FRASER. ROSSITER - MR. ERNEST TORRENCE. GEORGE (Footmen at Stole Hall) - MR. RUDOLPH LEWIS. CHARLES - MR. J. GORDON. ELPHIN HAYE (an American Heiress) - MISS AGNES FRASER. LIZA SHODDAM (Yim Cheese's Sweetheart) - MISS FLORENCE LLOYD. MRS. SHIMMERING BLACK (a Strong Lady) - MISS HELEN KINNAIRD. DAISY FALLOWFIELD (Elphin Haye's Friend) - MISS LOUIE POUNDS. MISS VIRGINIA BLISS (Elphin Haye's Aunt) - MISS PHYLLIS BROUGHTON. (Ladies of Crewe Boodle's Party) LADY GUSSIE - MISS L. LEIBRANDT. LADY VIOLET - MISS OLIVE RAE. LADY GWENDOLINE - MISS G. THORNTON. LADY ETHEL - MISS STANDEN. LADY MURIEL - MISS WINIFRED HART-DYKE. (Guests at the Hall) The Hon. Birdie Harold - Miss Florrie Sutherland. The Hon. I. O. Ewe - Miss Hammerton. Miss Astorbilt - Miss Taylor. Miss D. Licht - Miss Glenn. The Hon. Mrs. De Brett - Miss Williams. Miss T. Gordon - Miss Rosie Edwards. Miss Bertha Late - Miss Ricards. Miss R. Rollo - Miss Francis. Miss P. R. Brighton -Miss Ohmead. Miss L. Montez - Miss Lily McIntyre. Violet Rose - Miss Beresford. Miss Ventnor - Miss Harris. MUSICAL NUMBERS: Act I 1. OPENING CHORUS - (After a capital day) 2. SONG (Daisy) AND CHORUS - "The Sporting Girl" (Some girls I know like living in a town) 3. DUET (Jim and Liza) "Celebrities" (Oh, the public don't appreciate them dogs) 4. CONCERTED NUMBER "Little Ladies in Distress" (Oh, dear me, what on earth are we to do?) 5. SONG (Daisy) AND CHORUS " Shopping " (When my ship comes in) 6. SONG (Crewe Boodle) "Thou Art My Rose" (In the hush of silver morning) 7. SONG (Downham) "I Haven't a Moment to Spare" (I'm sure I shall always remember) 8. QUARTET (Talk, Bunker Bliss, Mrs. Black, and Downham) "When We Get Hold of Him" .. (I know somebody I want to meet) 9. DUET (Elphin and Dick) "We Were So Happy, You and I " (The first time that we met) 10. SONG (Elphin) AND CHORUS "When a Maiden Leaves School " (When a maiden leaves school) 11. SONG (Dick) AND CHORUS "By the Shore of the Mediterranean" (Away, come away from the gray

12. land) 13. QUARTET (Dick, Elphin, Jim, and Liza) "For One Night Only" (To-night you'll be a bloomin' swell) 14. FINALE (Fancy his getting the Earldom!) ACT II 15. OPENING CHORUS (Madly and merrily here we go) 16. SONG (Daisy) "The Prettiest Girl in Town" (There's a girl who is always so busy) 17. SONG (Elphin) "Careless Kate" (Simple little maiden once I used to know) 18. CHORUS "Hail! Your Lordship" (Hail! the heir so long expected) 19. SONG (Jim) AND CHORUS "I'm a Lord, What Ho!" (Behold in me a belted Earl) 20. VOCAL GAVOTTE "To and Fro" (To and fro, dignified and slow) 21. SONG (Dick) "My Cosy Corner Girl" (Beside the murmuring sad sea waves) 22. SONG (Daisy) "Sammy" (Did you ever meet the fellow fine and dandy) 23. SONG (Crewe Boodle) AND CHORUS "The Grenadiers" (There's a far-off hum) 24. SONG (Crewe Boodle) "The Queen of June" (Out in the garden closes) 25. FINALE .. (By the Shore of the Mediterranean) SCENES AND SETTINGS: ACT I. — "FALLOWFIELD ARMS." (Afternoon) ACT II. —THE CONSERVATORY AT STOLE HALL. (Same Evening)

EDGES One Act, Revue Musical : Music and Lyrics by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek SYNOPSIS Edges is not a traditional musical; it is an exciting new show about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul--2007 Jonathan Larson Award Recipients--in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this contemporary song cycle carries an honest voice advocating introspection while maintaining wit and charm. The songs cover such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations, and deciphering complicated relationships. While the show is written for four performers, EDGES can easily be performed by multiple men and women. Encouraging experimental productions, Pasek & Paul want you to explore what happens when we are teetering on the edges! Story EDGES opens with the question Who am I and who do I want to become? from four vastly different individuals. Encompassing varied ages, perspectives, and demeanors, the four put their lives in abbreviated bios before moving into honest introspection: Am I gonna mess it all up? Am I being true to me? What am I to Become? We next meet a young visionary putting himself through college by serving at Pizza Hut. Excited to leave his current life behind, this Boy With Dreams is pitching his ideas to anyone who will purchase a piece of his exciting tomorrow. Caitlyn and Haley introduces two sisters--each wishing the other would start or stop growing. Caitlyn is growing into a woman, distancing from her little sister. Haley wishes things were the way they used to be. The sisters are amazed at how much the other has changed and how they continue to grow apart. All each wants is her sister back! The next song, Be My Friend, endorses an unabashed obsession with social networking and offers a witty prose on the biggest modern addiction: Facebook! From accumulating friends, self-promoting, and staying abreast of the latest gossip…this song sings the praises and curses of being a registered user! Lying There finds a restless girl looking at her resting man in bed. Releasing a secret internal monologue, she asks if she is fulfilled or merely compromising her desires. Is loving someone and being in love different? She wishes she could join him in his love, but discovers that wishing is not really loving. On an opposing relational tone, In Short utters the bottom line of one man's breakup: Wishing physical pains on his ex to compensate for his emotional turmoil—the song offers a comedic rant full of creative revenge tactics. We next meet a man who recalls a woman who raised a city of children. Making more of life than what she had been dealt--this is a woman who bought a house and created a home. A woman who made a profound difference on his life, he wishes her strength as she battles age and endurance. Defining a relationship is the theme of the next song. I Hmm You attempts to define the period of risky titling

in emerging love. What is right or appropriate and when? After avoidance of saying the word, the couple confesses that behind their buzzing closed lips there is love! We next find Caitlyn in college, with a string of unsuccessful relationships: in high school she dated the captain of the varsity soccer team; in college she loved a passionate political activist; now she loves a man from work who has the perfect job, home, and body. Whether struggling with a predictable future, a future in the shadow, or to have a future at all, Caitlyn has a problem with commitment. Following this commitment problem, we meet a wife who has a real, perfect man. Jonathan and his wife enjoy concerts, dancing, traveling, and cooking together. Jonathan also loves tanning, ballet, Broadway shows, going to the Y in the village, and cuddling to Sex and the City. Jonathan might be gay, but he is still the perfect man! Part of a Painting introduces an artist fresh from a sabbatical in Athens. On his way home to a lady in Pittsburgh, he has discovered peace and beauty. Describing his visit to the Grecian castle in vivid detail and how he has subsequently found his way, he promises to paint a vivid portrait for his love. The four singers reconvene and promise to move on from the past and embrace life with arms open wide. No longer needing relationships for comfort or for crutches, they are ready to truly care for someone. The show closes with Coasting, a song that blasts small talk and requests substance and connection from relationships. It encourages us to mean what we say and to truly embrace the question Who am I and who do I want to become? MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Become 2. Busy With Dreams 3. Monticello 4. Lying There 5. Be My Friend 6. I Hmm You 7. Man of My Dreams 8. Along the Way 9. Pretty Sweet Day 10. Perfect 11. In Short 12. Dispensable 13. I Once Knew 14. I've Gotta Run 15. Caitlyn and Haley 16. Coasting 17. Part of a Painting 18. Ready to Be Loved 19. Like Breathing 20. Additional Songs 21. Giant World 22. Boy with Dreams 23. Man of My Dreams CAST • MAN 1 - Portrays characters ranging from a quirky 19-year-old to a college kid with dreams of being a life-changing inventor. • Male, 20-30 yrs old (Range: B3 - B5) • MAN 2 - Characters range from a recent civil law graduate working in retail to a man who has finally found love. • Male, 20-30 yrs old (Range: B3 - G5) • WOMAN 1 - Characters range from a 30-year-old bachelorette to a jealous and fun-loving 7 year old. Female, 20-30 yrs old (Range: E3 - E5) • WOMAN 2 - Characters range from a fun-loving, boisterous party girl to a 30-year-old lady who is realizing she may have found someone to settle down with. Female, 20-30 yrs old (Range: F3 - E5 )

THE EDUCATION OF H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N A Musical in 2 Acts, 13 Scenes. Book by Benjamin Bernard Lavin. Based on the collected stories (of the same name) by Leo Rosten. Music and lyrics by Paul Nassau and Oscar Brand. Production directed by George Abbott. Settings by William and Jean Eckart. Costumes by Winn Morton. Lighting by Martin Aronstein. Musical direction and vocal arrangements by Julian Stein. Orchestrations by Larry Wilcox. Dance music arranged by Lee Holdridge. Dances and musical numbers staged by Jaime Rogers. Associate producer, David W. Sampliner. Produced by Andre Goulston/Jack Farren and Stephen Mellow. Alvin Theatre, New York - Opened 4th April, 1968 : closed 27th April, 1968 (28 perfs) SYNOPSIS Hyman Kaplan is an immigrant and a pupil at a New York night class in English. He is extremely diligent and enthusiastic, but completely incapable of learning: the teacher, Mr Parkhill, is eventually driven to conclude that, although Mr Kaplan admits that English has rules - "good rules, sensible rules" - he is quite unable to admit that the rules apply to him. Mr Kaplan is extroverted and highly assertive, particularly when his moral sense has been outraged by some perceived injustice in class or in American history, and he frequently gets into noisy disagreements with other members of the class. He usually signs his name in coloured crayon with stars between the letters. Mr Kaplan was born in Kiev, has lived in America for fifteen years, and claims (on Columbus Day) that his birthday is 12th October. From his pronunciation of English (the characters' various idioms are a major source of the stories' humour), it appears that Mr Kaplan's native language is Yiddish. Characters The teacher Mr Parkhill - a staid, kind-hearted, mild-mannered teacher with a tendency to think of his pupils in terms of classical literature. He is rigorously fair-minded, often to his own detriment when faced with Mr Kaplan's very individual brand of logic. He is also a lonely and rather tragic character: when the class present him with a new briefcase with the initials "M.P." on it as a birthday present, he is at first puzzled since his first name does not begin with M; then realizes that the letters stand for "Mr Parkhill" and that he cannot remember the last time anyone addressed him by his first name. Other members of the class • Mr Reuben Plonsky is better than Mr Kaplan at grasping the rules of English, but who somehow end up on the losing side of the arguments that erupt between them. • Mr Norman Bloom - likewise • Miss Rose Mitnick, a quiet, shy young woman whose grasp of English is almost perfect, but who generally withers before the force of Mr Kaplan's rhetorical passion. • Mrs Sadie Moskowitz, characterised by Mr Parkhill as "the Niobe of the beginners' grade", a large, lugubrious middle-aged lady who is baffled by the English language and spends much of the time asleep, waking only to punctuate a particularly intimidating fact with a despairing exclamation of "Oy!" • Miss Olga Tarnova, an emotional young Russian woman. • Mr Sam Pinsky, a loyal ally of Mr Kaplan. • Miss Carmen Caravello, an Italian woman prone to loud disagreement with Mr Kaplan.

Original Cast - CAST (in order of appearance): • Jimmy: Stephen Bolster. • Pushcart Vendor: Dick Ensslen. • Old Clothes Man: Cyril Murkin. • Kathy McKenna: Donna McKechnie. • Sam Pinsky: Nathaniel Frey. • Reuben Plonsky: David Gold. • Giovanni Pastora: Dick Latessa. • Mrs. Moskowitz: Honey Sanders. • Sarah Moskowitz: Susan Camber. • Mr. Parkhill: Gary Krwaford. • Fanny Gidwitz: Maggie Task. • Rose Mitnick: Barbara Minkus. • Hyman Kaplan: Tom Bosley. • Eileen Higby: Dorothy Emmerson. • Marie Vitale: Beryl Towbin. • Mrs. Mitnick: Mimi Sloan. • Officer Callahan: Wally Engelhardt. • Yissel Fishbein: Hal Linden. • Guard: David Ellin. • Judge Mahon: Rufus Smith. Dancers: Pamlea Barlow, Mickie Bier, Susan Camber, Joanne DiVito, Andrea Duda, Lee Lund, Kuniko Narai, Eileen Woliner, Takeshi Hamagaki, Yanco Inone, Pat Matera, Barry Preston, George Ramos, Steven Ross. Singers: Alice Cannon, Martha Danielle, Trudy Wallace, Edward Becker, David Ellin, Jack Fletcher. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Strange New World - Mr Parkhill 2. OOOO-EEEE - Hyman Kaplan, Rose Mitnick, Mr Parkhill, Students 3. A Dedicated Teacher (Teachers on Parade) - Eileen Higby, Marie Vitale, Mr Parkhill 4. Lieben Dich - Hyman Kaplan 5. Loving You - Rose Mitnick 6. The Day I Met Your Father - Mrs Mitnick 7. Anything Is Possible - Hyman Kaplan, Students, Dancers, Singers 8. Spring in the City - Kathy McKenna, Giovanni Pastora, Reuben Plonsky, Sam Pinsky, Mrs Moskowitz, Fanny Gidwitz, Dancers, Singers 9. Old Fashioned Husband - Yissel Fishbein 10. Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) - Hyman Kaplan 11. I Never Felt Better in My Life - Hyman Kaplan, Dancers, Singers 12. When Will I Learn - Rose Mitnick 13. All American - Sam Pinsky, Students SCENES AND SETTINGS The action takes place in New York City, the Lower East Side, from 1919-1920. Act I Scene 1: A Street on the Lower East Side. Scene 2: Mr. Parkhill's Classroom. Scene 3: leachers' Room. Scene 4: Mr. Parkhill's Classroom. Scene 5: Rose Mitnick's Apartment. Scene 6: A Street. Scene 7: Mr. Parkhill's Classroom. Scene 8: A Street. Act 2 Scene 1: Kaplan's Flat. Scene 2: Mr. Parkhill's Classroom. Scene 3: Ellis Island Deportation Room. Scene 4: Judge Mahon's Chambers. Scene 5: Hyman Kaplan's Shop. Scene 6: Street in front of the School. Scene 7: A U.S. Courtroom.

[THE MYSTERY OF] EDWIN DROOD A Musical in 2 Acts, 12 Scenes. Book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes. Suggested by the unfinished novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. 0riginally produced Off-Broadway 4 August 1985 at the Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, for 27 performances. Late in the Broadway run the title of the show was altered to DROOD. Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Producer. Winner of 5 Tony Awards Including Best Musical Imperial Theatre, Broadway 2 December, 1985 - (608 perfs) Savoy Theatre, London 7 May, 1987 Directed by Wilford Leach. Choreography by Graciela Daniele. Scenery by Bob Shaw. Costumes by Lindsay W. Davis. Lighting by Paul Gallo. Sound by Tom Morse. Magic lantern projections by James Cochrane. Orchestrations by Rupert Holmes. Musical direction by Michael Starobin. SYNOPSIS This hilarious musical whodunit was a smash hit on Broadway where it received rave reviews. Loosely based on Charles Dickens' famous unfinished novel, it takes audience participation to new heights by letting them directly effect the play's outcome by voting for whomever they think murdered the unfortunate young Edwin Drood. Presented as a 'first night performance by The Music Hall Royale', a troupe of decidedly hammy Victorian actors, this affectionate recreation of a bygone theatrical age is certain to prove an enormous hit with everyone. The witty and tuneful score contains such numbers as There You Are, Moonfall, Perfect Strangers and Off To The Races STORY Act I At London's Music Hall Royale, preparations are underway for the premiere performance of the resident troupe's version of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Members of the troupe (who venture out into the seats) explain to audience members the historical details of Dickens's untimely demise, as well as the role the audience will play in determining the outcome of the mystery. From various locations in the theatre, the cast members perform the opening number. The Chairman, a kind of Master of Ceremonies, informs attendees that this is going to be an unusual production, and invites all to be as vulgar and uncivilized as legally possible. With this announcement, the play-within-the-play gets underway. The first Dickens character introduced is the choirmaster John Jasper, a respectable member of society who shares with the audience the fact that he actually suffers from inner torment. Next to be introduced is Jasper's nephew, Edwin Drood (whom the Chairman reveals is being played by the famous male impersonator, Miss Alice Nutting), who discusses his impending arranged marriage with Rosa Bud, as well as his plans to leave for Egypt after the wedding. Drood's fiancée, Rosa Budd, is then introduced at the Nun's House (a ladies' seminary). It is her birthday,

and Jasper, her music tutor, has composed a song for Rosa which he insists on hearing her sing. During the encore, two orphans from Ceylon, Neville and Helena Landless, enter with the Reverend Mr. Crisparkle. After Rosa faints from the lustful lyrics of Jasper's song, Helena comes to her aid while Neville displays an attraction to Rosa. Next to introduce herself is the Princess Puffer, the madam of an opium den (The Wages of Sin). We see that respectable Jasper is himself a customer of the den, and, as he dreams of Drood and Rosa, Puffer reacts when she hears Rosa's name. Back in Cloisterham, the gravedigger Durdles and his Deputy enter to discuss a newly completed tomb for the wife of Mayor Thomas Sapsea. It is announced that the actor playing Sapsea is too drunk to perform, so the Chairman himself takes over the role. The following day, Rev. Crisparkle introduces Edwin and the Landless twins. When Drood shares his plan to pave a desert highway with stones from the Egyptian pyramids, he offends his new rival Neville and his sister: the three then proceed to argue. When Jasper enters with Mayor Sapsea, he points out to the mayor that everything is not always what it seems, a statement the Chairman, confused by his dual roles, agrees. Jasper sneaks around the cemetery, where he obtains a key to Mrs. Sapsea's tomb. Afterwards, Edwin and Rosa reveal that they both have strong misgivings about their upcoming nuptials, and decide to break off their wedding plans, but not to tell anyone until after the Christmas holiday. At Jasper's home, the major players join together to celebrate Christmas dinner, but all is not jolly as the rivalries and dark motivations of all are revealed. Edwin and Neville head out to the river as the others depart, and Jasper offers his topcoat to Edwin. The following day Edwin has disappeared, and Crisparkle's assistant Bazzard has found Jasper's coat torn and bloodied. Drood is presumed murdered, and Neville is the chief suspect. The Chairman stops the show to allow Philip Bax, the actor playing the small role of Bazzard, to briefly take the spotlight. Though Neville is captured, he is soon released after his sister points out that Drood's body has never been found. Meanwhile, Jasper sinisterly declares his passions to Rosa, who angrily rebuffs him. Their heated confrontation brings the first act to a close. Act II Six months later, Edwin Drood is still missing and Princess Puffer and a stranger, Dick Datchery, arrive to investigate the mystery of Edwin's disappearance. At this moment, the Chairman returns with Deputy and Durdles to remind the audience to pay attention to the clues. While looking for Jasper, Puffer meets Rosa Budd and, joined by the rest of the cast, tells her not to give up her ambitions. Abruptly, all stops: this is as far as Dickens got before he died. It is now time for the audience to decide how the story ends. First it must be determined whether Edwin is actually dead or not. It turns out that Alice Nutting, female impersonator, has been wearing the Datchery costume in order to fulfil her contract to appear in two acts of the play—but are Datchery and Drood one and the same? The cast votes unanimously that Drood is, indeed, dead. Alice, before being sent off, angrily tells the cast that they were all jealous of her, and that that is the only reason why she is being dismissed. After her exit, the Chairman reveals the truth: Alice was a pain, but now it remains to be determined who Datchery truly is. The audience votes for a new Datchery by applause (anyone who has already appeared in scenes with him is ruled out), and the actor chosen goes to make a costume change for the finale. Next to be determined is the murderer. The Chairman runs down the list of possible murderers and their motives for the crime. The audience is asked to vote by districts for the killer, and while the votes are tallied the audience is led to the resolution of the Mystery. Puffer finds Rosa and reveals that, years before, she had been Rosa's nanny. She continues with her revelation and reveals the identity of Datchery (previously chosen by the audience.) The evening's Datchery (either Bazzard, Reverend Crisparkle, Helena, Neville, or Rosa) explains why he or she wants to find the killer and

promptly accuses Jasper of being the murderer. Jasper soon admits that he strangled his nephew while in a laudanum haze. Durdles the gravedigger, however, disagrees; he witnessed the crime and knows who truly killed Edwin Drood. Depending on the audience's vote, the finger is pointed at Bazzard, Crisparkle, Helena, Neville, Puffer, Rosa, or Durdles himself. The murderer confesses, then sings a reprise of one of several numbers to admit his or her culpability. (If, albeit not likely, the audience chooses Jasper as the murderer, Durdles does not interrupt and a second confession is not performed.) Still, a happy ending is needed, and the Chairman asks the audience to choose two lovers from among the remaining cast members. The two chosen members declare their love, and then reprise Perfect Strangers. Just then, there comes a noise from the crypt, and a very-much-alive Edwin Drood appears, ready to tell all what really happened on the night of his disappearance. The mystery is solved, and the members of the company take their bows. CAST: 6 female, 9 male Original Cast (in order of appearance): •Mayor Thomas Sapsea/Mr. William Cartwright, Your Chairman: GEORGE ROSE. •Stage Manager and Barkeep/Mr. James Throttle: Peter McRobbie. •John Jasper/Mr. Clive Paget: HOWARD MCGILLIN. •The Reverend Crisparkle/Mr. Cedric Moncriede: GEORGE N. MARTIN. •Edwin Drood/Miss Alice Nutting: BETTY BUCKLEY. •Rosa Bud/Miss Deidre Peregrine: PATTI COHENOUR. •Alice/Miss Isabel Yearsley: Judy Kuhn. •Beatrice/Miss Florence Gill: Donna Murphy. •Helena Landless/Miss Janet Conover: JANA SCHNEIDER. •Neville Landless/Mr. Victor Grinstead: JOHN HERRERA. •Durdles/Mr. Nick Cricker: JEROME DEMPSEY. •Deputy/Master Nick Cricker: STEPHEN GLAVIN. •The Princess Puffer/Miss Angela Prysock: CLEO LAINE. •Shade of Jasper/Mr. Harry Sayle: Nicholas Gunn. •Shade of Drood/Mr. Montague Pruitt: Brad Miskell. •Clients of Princess Puffer (2): Mr. Alan Eliot: Herndon Lackey. •Mr. Christopher Lyon: Rob Marshall. •Succubae (4): Miss Gwendolyn Pynn: Francine Landes. •Miss Sarah Cook: Karen Giombetti. •Miss Florence Gill: Donna Murphy. •Miss Isabel Yearsley: Judy Kuhn. •Satyr/Master Nick Cricker: STEPHEN GLAVIN. •Servants (3): Mr. Philip Box: JOE GRIFASI. •Miss Violet Balfour: Susan Goodman. •Miss Gwendolen Pynn: Francine Landes. •Harold/Mr. lames Throttle: Peter McRobbie. •Julian/Mr. Alan Eliot: Herndon Lackey. •Horace/Mr. Brian Pankhurst: Charles Goff. •Bazzard/Mr. Philip Bax: JOE GRIFASI. Citizens of Cloisterham: Karen Giombetti, Charles Goff, Susan Goodman, Nicholas Gunn, Judy Kuhn, Herndon Lackey, Francine Landes, Rob Marshall, Peter McRobbie, Brad Miskell, Donna Murphy, Joe Pichette. INSTRUMENTATION: Reed I (piccolo/flute/clarinet), Reed II (oboe/cor anglais/clarinet), Reed III (flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass

clarinet), Reed IV (bassoon), 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, drums, percussion, Keyboard I (piano/ synth), Keyboard II (synth), Keyboard III (synth), 3 violins, 2 cellos, bass MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 1. There You Are - Chairman, Company 2. A Man Could Go Quite Mad - Jasper/Paget 3. Two Kinsmen - B. Buckley, Jasper/Paget 4. Moonfall - Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine 5. Moonfall (reprise) - Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine, Helena Landless/Janet Conover, Alice/Isabel, Beatrice/Florence 6. The Wages of Sin - C. Lame 7. Jasper's Vision - N. Gunn, B. Miskell, Succubae, S. Glavin 8. Ceylon - B. Buckley, Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine, Helena Landless/Janet Conover, J. Herrera, Ensemble 9. Both Sides of the Coin - Jasper/Paget, Chairman, Ensemble 10. Perfect Strangers - B. Buckley, Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine 11. No Good Can Come from Bad - J. Herrera, B. Buckley, Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine, Helena Landless/ Janet Conover, G. N. Martin, Jasper/Paget, J. Grifasi 12. The Name of Love/Moonfall (reprise) - Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine, Jasper/Paget, Ensemble ACT 2 13. Settling Up the Score - Dick Datchery, C. Laine, Ensemble 14. Off to the Races - Chairman, J. Dempsey, S. Glavin, Ensemble 15. Don't Quit While You're Ahead - C. Laine, Company 16. (The Voting: Settling Up the Score reprise) - Company 17. The Garden Path to Hell - C. Laine 18. (The Solution) - Entire Company CAST Mayor Thomas Sapsea Chairman William Cartwright Edwin Drood Dick Datchery Miss Alice Nutting Rosa Bud Miss Deirdre Peregrine John Jasper Mr. Clive Paget The Princess Puffer Miss Angela Prysock The Rev. Crisparkle Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe Neville Landless Mr. Victor Grinstead Helena Landless Miss Janet Conover Bazzard / The Waiter Mr. Philip Bax Durdles Mr. Nick Cricker Deputy Master Nick Cricker Murderers • John Jasper - Jasper was madly in love with Rosa Bud, and his violent split personality gladly killed Drood. • Rosa Bud - Meant to kill Jasper in revenge for his lustful advances, but killed Drood by accident as Drood was wearing Jasper's coat. • Neville Landless - Humiliated by Drood, Neville murdered him in order to regain his pride and also to have a chance with Rosa Bud. • Helena Landless - Knowing her brother's hot temper, Helena murdered Drood so Neville would not be tempted to seek revenge.

• Princess Puffer - Intended to kill Jasper in order to protect Rosa from his advances, but accidentally killed Drood because he was wearing Jasper's coat. • The Rev. Mr. Crisparkle - After converting to priesthood after the death of Rosa's mother, believed Jasper to be the incarnation of Satan and killed Drood mistakenly, for Drood was wearing Jasper's overcoat. • Bazzard - In an effort to boost his role in the show, murders Drood. This is definitely the most metatheatrical of the endings. • Durdles - After Jasper laid Drood in the crypt, Durdles believed the still-alive Drood to be a ghost and so smashed his head in. SCENES AND SETTINGS The action takes place at the Music Hall Royale this evening. Opening comments by Your Chairman, Mr. William Cartwright, immediately followed by the Music Hall Royale's presentation of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Act 1: The Situation. Scene 1: The home of John Jasper at Minor Canon Corner in the cathedral city of Cloisterham, (England). A morning in late December. Scene 2: The conservatory at the Nun's House, a seminary for young women in Cloisterham High Street. Later that morning. Scene 3: Cloisterham High Street, outside the residence of Mayor Thomas Sapsea. The following afternoon. Scene 4: The opium den of Princess Puffer in the East End of London. Dawn, the next day. Scene 5: Cloisterham High Street. That afternoon. Scene 6: The crypts of Cloisterham Cathedral. Late that night. Scene 7: The ruins of Cloisterham. Christmas Eve. Scene 8: The home of John Jasper. A short time later. Scene 9: Minor Canon Corner. Christmas day and night. Act 2: The Sleuths. Scene I: Cloisterham Station. Six months later. Scene 2: Cloisterham High Street. Scene 3: The Voting; the Solution. The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (The 2013 New Broadway Cast Recording)

EL CAPITAN An operetta in 3 acts; Libretto by Charles Klein; Lyrics by Charles Klein and Tom Frost; Music by John Philip Sousa. Produced under the management of B. D. STEVENS. Stage - Director - H. A. CRIPPS: Director of Music - JOHN S. HILLER. Broadway Theatre, New York; 20 April, 1896 (112 perfs) Lyric Theatre, London; 10 July, 1899 (140 perfs) STORY At the time of the Spanish possession of Peru, Don Medigua has been appointed viceroy. His predecessor, Luiz Cazzaro, is attempting to regain power. Rebel forces are planning an attack on the palace, and Don Medigua, who is not at all inclined towards fighting, fears assassination. The rebels are soon to be joined by the dauntless leader El Capitain, whose exploits have often been broadcast even by Don Medigua. Medigua manages to have El Capitain secretly exterminated, however. He then disguises himself as El Capitain with the intent of leading the rebel forces to defeat, revealing his true identity, and then hanging the rebel leaders. He reasons that he could not lose, even in the unlikely event that the rebels should win. Medigua's masquerade passes the test, and he takes his place at the head of the rebel forces. The rebels capture Pozzo, the Chamberlain, believing him to be the viceroy. Princess Marghanza, Medigua's wife, and Isabel, Medigua's daughter, are aghast upon hearing the false report that the viceroy is in rebel hands. They organize a search party and seek out El Capitain to plead for their loved one's release. But there is a complication. Estrelda, daughter of the former viceroy, has been charmed by the many tales of El Capitain's bravery and falls in love with him. Since El Capitain (i.e., Don Medigua) is already a married man, he is quite uncomfortable. And one of the rebels, Scaramba, is quite jealous because he is himself in love with Estrelda. When confronted by his wife and daughter, Medigua is unable to conceal his real identity for long. He privately tells them the whole story, and they have not choice but to accept the situation. Before these internal matters can be straightened out, a Spanish army is discovered nearby, and Medigua is obligated to lead the rebels against it. In the midst of all this, Isabel is being courted by Count Hernando Verrada, who has accompanied the search party. Medigua purposely leads the rebels in circles until they are too tired to fight, and the Spanish army overtakes them. The Spaniards are honouring Pozzo as the liberated viceroy when Princess Marghanza arrives to properly identify Pozzo and Don Medigua and end the confusion. She is then reunited with her husband, and he offers the hand of Isabel to Verrada. Scaramba wins Estrelda, and all ends happily. CAST - with names of original performers • DON ERRICO MEDIGUA, Recently appointed Viceroy of Peru - DE WOLF HOPPER. • SENOR AMABILE POZZO, Chamberlain, etc., etc. - ALFRED KLEIN. • DOM LUTZ CAZARRO, Ex-Viceroy, the deposed Governor - T S. GUISE. • COUNT HERNANDO VERRADA, - A Peruvian Gentleman & Isobel's lover - EDMUND STANLEY. • SCARAMBA, An Insurgent, an officer in Cazarro's forces - JOHN W. PARR. • NEVADO (HARRY P STONE) / MONTALBA (ROBERT POLLARD), His Companions • GENERAL HERBANA, Commander of Spanish Forces - L. C. SHRADER. • ESTRELDA, Cazarro's Daughter EDNA WALLACE-HOPPER. • PRINCESS MARGHANZA, Medigua's Wife ALICE HOSMER. • ISABEL, Medigua's Daughter BERTHA WALTZINGER. • Spanish and Peruvian Ladies and Gentlemenm, Soldiers etc.

MUSICAL NUMBERS PRELUDE ACT 1. a. - Chorus: "Nobles of Castilian birth." b. - Recitative and Solos: "Oh, beautiful land of Spain." e. - Recitative Solo and Chorus: "From Peru's majestic mountains." a. - Chorus: "Don Medigun, all for thy coming wait." b. - Solo and Chorus: "If you examine human kind." a. - Melodrama b. - Solo and Chorus: "When we hear the call for battle." Solo and Chorus: "Oh, spare a daughter." a. - Chorus: "Lo, the awful man approaches." b. - Solo and Chorus: "You see in me." FINALE ACT 1 - "Bah! Bahl" ACT 2 . a. - Introduction b. - Solo and Chorus: "Ditty of the Drill!' c. - Solo and Chorus: "Behold El Capitan". Duet: "I've a most decided notion." Double Chorus and Solo: "Bowed with tribulation." Recitative Solo and Chorus: "Oh, Warrior Grim." Sextette: "Don Medigun, here's your wife." FINALE ACT 2 - "He can not, must not, shall not." ACT 3 . Intoduction, Duet and Refrain: "Sweetheart, I'm waiting." Song: "When some serious affliction." Ditty: "The typical tune of Zanzibar.) Chorus and Entrance of Spanish troops FINALE. "we beg your kind consideration." SCENES AND SETTINGS LOCALE, Peru. TIME, During Spanish possession. Act 1. - Interior Viceregal Palace sunset Act 2. - Exterior Prison - Day. Act 3. - Exterior Viceregal Palace Night.

ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS by Bill Russell : Music by Janet Hood It was presented to critical acclaim in London at the King's Head Theatre in 1992 and the following year at the Criterion Theatre. A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis. It is often performed as a benefit for fund-raising and cosciousnessraising. This play with music tells the tale from the point of view of some 30 individuals who died as a result of contracting AIDS from a wide variety of sources - such as a "regular Joe who dropped into a brothel, to a granny who was given an infected blood transfusion". The actors step forward one by one to tell their stories in verse and song. The Songs from Elegies... Inspired equally by seeing the Names Project Quilt at its initial display and Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology", I began writing first-person free-verse monologues about friends who'd died from AIDS. Early in that process I thought there were theatrical possibilities in the material and called my longtime collaborator Janet Hood to see if she'd be interested in writing music for the piece. She responded enthusiastically and we began. Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense. It wasn't until I started putting together the first full production of Elegies.. that I realised the lyrics I'd written were in present tense and were expressions of those left alive in the face of this tragedy. Two worlds were present on stage, the dead who spoke in verse and the living who sang. I found the dynamic between the two realms intriguing and became more focused on trying to show a canvas of the many types both infected and affected by AIDS. Janet and I have been graced with many wonderful singers through the various productions of the piece. Due to constraints of time, space and money, the previous incarnations of Elegies... were done with piano accompaniment only (usually with Janet supplying her notable talent on the keyboard). When Giacomo Capizzano first optioned the rights to the piece, practically the first words out of our mouths were, "we'd like James Raitt to orchestrate the music" and with the Criterion production that dream finally came true. Bill Russell MUSICAL NUMBERS: 1. Angels, Punks & Raging Queens 2. I'm Holding On To You 3. And the Rain Keeps Falling Down 4. I Don't Do That Anymore 5. I Don't Know How To Help You 6. Celebrate 7. Heroes All Around 8. Spend It While You Can 9. My Brother Lived in San Francisco 10. Learning to Let Go

This is not a typical musical-comedy score and the singers should be comfortable with pop styles. 'It is an elegy, not just to 'Angels, punks and raging queens', but to suffering and togetherness.' The Times 'Bursts with humour, rage and hope.' Backstage CAST: Male 20 - 25: Female 11 - 16 (doubling and expanding possible) ORCHESTRATION: On application to rights holder Discography: Original Cast Recording - First Night CASTCD 35 Northern Irish Cast Recording THE NAMES PROJECT AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT Propelled by the death of a close friend from AIDS, a San Francisco man named Cleve Jones searched for a way to make people understand the loss and frustration that he and so many others felt. Meeting with several strangers who shared the common bond of similar loss and the hope of creating something that would serve as a lasting symbol of love and remembrance to those who had died, the idea of a quilt emerged. Consisting of 6' by 3' panels, each representing an individual lost to AIDS, the quilt was first displayed in Washington DC in October 1987. At that time, it included approximately 1,500 panels. Displayed again in Washington in October 1992, the quilt had grown to over 20,000 panels covering 17 acres. Panels, primarily created by family or friends of the person commemorated, have been sent from countries all over the world. The materials used in the quilt include afghans, Barbie dolls, credit cards, sequins, wedding rings, pearls, stuffed animals and feather boas. In 1988, the Names project was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize - If you would like more information about the quilt or would like to see it, please contact the national office. The Names Project (UK), 86 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 6RP. Telephone. 031-555 3446. Fax 031-555 3453. Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (2001 New York Concert Cast)

ELF Musical in 2 Acts. Music by Matthew Sklar; Lyrics - Chad Beguelin; Book by Bob Martin & Thomas Meehan Based on the 2003 film of the same title Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Broadway 14 November, 2010 SYNOPSIS ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his stepbrother doesn t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. STORY Act I When he sits down to watch TV after his Christmas deliveries and realizes that the football game he tried to TiVo has been recorded over, Santa decides to tell the Christmas story of Buddy, the Elf. Lights up on Buddy, an oversized elf, excitedly getting ready for another day's work in Santa's workshop. At work, Charlie the shop manager informs the Elves they must work twice as hard this year, because more and more humans no longer believe in Santa and that Christmas spirit is what makes Santa's sleigh fly. Later, Charlie checks on Buddy's progress making his toys. As usual, he is way behind the others and feels terrible about it. Charlie asks him take a break, and as he does Buddy overhears a conversation in which Charlie reveals that Buddy is actually a human. It is Buddy's worst nightmare. Santa sits Buddy down and tells him the story of how he accidentally brought him back to the North Pole when Buddy's mother died. He tells Buddy that his father lives and works in New York City but is on the "naughty list". Determined to save his father with Christmas spirit, Buddy sets off for New York. When he arrives at his father, Walter's office in the Empire State Building, he finds him ranting to his wife and son about Christmas being a complete annoyance. Walter is stunned to hear Buddy's declaration that he is his son and calls security to take him away. They drop him at Macy's where a manager mistakes him for an employee sent down from the corporate office to check on things. As they decorate the store all of the employees begrudge their overly happy new co-worker, until they too catch Buddy's infectious Christmas spirit. When everyone goes to leave for the night, Buddy asks, Jovie, his favorite co-worker on a date. She accepts. The next morning a department store Santa arrives. Buddy accuses him of being a fake and they fight. The police are called and take Buddy to his father's apartment. Emily and Michael are at home, trying in vain to build Michael's science project. Buddy agrees to help if they will in turn summon some Christmas spirit to write Christmas letters to Santa. They sit down to ask Santa for the one thing they never get, some quality time with Walter. Buddy fixes the science project to high-fives and hugs just as Walter walks in. Resistant at first, Emily talks him into allowing Buddy to stay the night. In the morning a Fed-Ex man arrive with the results of a DNA test. When they first met, Emily plucked one of

Buddy's hairs and sent it off for testing. The results confirm he is Walter's son. Buddy is elated. Walter is not, especially since he must take Buddy with him to work so Emily can attend a meeting. Newly clothed in a business suit, Buddy excitedly accompanies Walter to work. When Walter's boss comes in and threatens to fire him, Buddy's rambunctious curiosity and playfulness are not a welcome distraction. Later that night, Jovie and Buddy go on their date. At first it isn't going well, but soon things turn around. Buddy promises to give Jovie a real Christmas and a Christmas Eve dinner at Tavern on the Green like she's always dreamed. They kiss. Meanwhile Walter, still at work, has been just been given a manuscript for a Children's story that could save his job. Buddy bursts in to tell Walter he's in love, and while Walter talks with colleagues, Buddy decides to make "snow" by putting the manuscript through the shredder. The manuscript destroyed, Walter explodes with anger and tells Buddy to get out of the apartment and his life. Act II The Santa from the beginning of the play hurries back from intermission to again take-up the tale of Buddy, the Elf. Back at the apartment Buddy leaves an apology and goodbye letter for Walter, Emily, and Michael. Then he wanders New York until he ends up at a Chinese restaurant with several other "Santas" and "Elves" on Christmas Eve. They complain about the state of Christmas and children these days. When they leave to return home to their families Buddy remembers he was supposed to go on another date with Jovie. Elsewhere, Jovie stands in front of the Tavern on the Green, upset and waiting for Buddy as she has been for 2 hours. Buddy arrives, apologizes, and gives Jovie the snow-globe Santa gave him when he left the North Pole. Still upset, Jovie leaves. When Emily and Michael find Buddy's note they are deeply saddened. Emily tells Michael that though she loves him, Buddy is crazy for believing in Santa at thirty years old. Just then Santa's sleigh flies through the sky and makes a renewed believer out of both of them. They rush to Walter's office to tell him and find him in a desperate plea to come up with an idea for a new children's book before his boss arrives to hear the pitch. Greenway, Walter's boss arrives and as Walter begins his awful pitch, Buddy comes in. As a present to Walter, Buddy gives Greenway the story of Buddy, the Elf. Greenway loves it, but he wants to change it to a Horse instead of an Elf, and he wants Walter to work with him on it all night and the next day, Christmas. Walter quits, having finally decided to spend time with his family, and Greenway storms out. When Michael tells Buddy they saw Santa's sleigh land, Buddy realizes the sleigh has run out of the Christmas spirit that allows it to run. They run to help and find Santa sitting glumly beside his sled. Nearby Buddy spots a camera news crew. He grabs the microphone and begs all of New York to believe, sing and spread Christmas spirit so Santa can fly again. Jovie arrives, convinced, as other random New Yorkers join the movement, and Santa's sleight again takes flight. Santa invites Buddy to return to the North Pole with him, but Buddy decides to stay, finally feeling like he belongs. We now transition back to the Santa that began both acts as he closes the storybook and goes to answer the knock at the door. In come Michael, Emily, Walter, Buddy, Jovie, and their new baby, Buddy Hobbs to celebrate Christmas as they now do every year. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Overture —The Orchestra 2. Christmastown — Santa, Buddy & Company 3. World's Greatest Dad — Buddy 4. In the Way — Deb, Walter, Emily, Michael & Company 5. Sparklejollytwinklejingley — Buddy, Store Manager & Company 6. I'll Believe in You — Michael & Emily 7. In the Way (Reprise) — Emily & Walter 8. Just Like Him — Buddy, Deb & Company

9. A Christmas Song — Buddy, Jovie & Company 10. World's Greatest Dad (Reprise) — Buddy & Company 11. Entr'Acte —The Orchestra 12. Nobody Cares About Santa — Fake Santas, Store Manager & Buddy 13. Never Fall in Love — Jovie 14. There Is a Santa Claus — Michael & Emily 15. The Story of Buddy the Elf — Buddy, Michael, Walter & Company 16. Nobody Cares About Santa (Reprise) — Santa 17. A Christmas Song (Reprise) — Jovie, Buddy, Emily, Michael, Walter & Company 18. Finale — Company CAST • William "Buddy" Hobbs • Jovie • Emily Hobbs • Walter Hobbs • Santa Claus • Michael Hobbs • Deborah "Deb" • Mr. Greenway • Store Manager Elf The Musical - Original London Cast Recording Elf The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording

ELVIS, THE MUSICAL Jukebox Musical - Music - various; Lyrics - various; Book Jack Good and Ray Cooney Astoria Theatre, London - 28 November, 1977 Revived - Prince of Wales Theatre, London - 1996 SYNOPSIS Elvis ithe musical tells the story of Elvis Presley's life and career, from the beginning until his death. The original cast included Shakin' Stevens, who later became the top-selling UK singles artist of the 1980s. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Tupelo Mississippi Flash 2. Blue Suede Shoes 3. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 4. Yesterday 5. A World Without Love 6. Mystery Train 7. Tiger Man 8. Loving You 9. I Want To Hold Your Hand 10. All Round The World 11. Six-Five Special 12. How Great Thou Art 13. King Creole 14. Dixieland Rock 15. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do 16. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 17. Ready Teddy 18. Let's Have a Party 19. Tryin' to Get to You 20. Too Much 21. Teddy Bear 22. Such a Night 23. Don't 24. Good Luck Charm 25. Return to Sender 26. Burning Love 27. My Baby Left Me 28. One Night 29. Treat Me Nice 30. Mean Woman Blues 31. Hound Dog 32. Jailhouse Rock 33. An American Trilogy Poster

THE EMERALD ISLE or The Caves of Carric-Cleena A comic opera in 2 acts: Book and lyrics by Basil Hood. Music by Arthur Sullivan (Completed by Edward German). Savoy Theatre, London - 27 April 1901 (205 perfs) Herald Square Theatre, New York - 1 September, 1902 (50 perfs) SYNOPSIS (According to the libretto, the action takes place About a Hundred Years Ago.) Act I - Scene: Outside the Lord Lieutenant’s Country Residence. In a picturesque Irish village, the chorus speculate that Terence O’Brian, a local hero who has long been absent abroad, will soon return. O’Brien indeed appears, but they mistake him for a Saxon (hated by the Irish) because of his English accent. He assures them that, although he was educated at Oxford, he is thoroughly Irish, and is in fact descended from one of the ancient Irish kings, Brian Boru. Pat Murphy, a blind fiddler, tells O’Brien that the Lord Lieutenant has compelled all of the villagers to adopt English customs and speak in English accents. O’Brien vows to restore Irish customs to the district; he requires only a suitable tutor to re-educate the local people, since they have all forgotten how to be Irish. Professor Bunn enters. He has overheard the conversation. Although the Lord Lieutenant has hired him to be the Local Professor of English Elocution, he assures them that he can also train the local peasantry to be typically Irish. O’Brien is skeptical, but as Bunn has overheard them, they decide it would be better to forcibly initiate him into their secret society, the Clan-na-Gael. O’Brien tells Bunn that the ceremony will take place at midnight, at the Caves of Carrig-Cleena. O’Brien is secretly engaged to the Lord Lieutenant’s daughter, Lady Rosie Pippin. While he goes off for a secret rendezvous, he leaves Bunn in Murphy’s custody. Once they are alone, Murphy admits that he isn’t blind at all; he has only feigned blindness. But he is in love with Molly O’Grady, and he wants to tell her how beautiful she is, which he cannot do unless his blindness is cured. He suggests that Professor Bunn impersonate a doctor, who will restore his sight. Molly then enters, but she says that if Bunn could cure Murphy, she would marry Bunn. For now, Murphy decides to remain blind, after all. Jealous of Bunn, Murphy tells O’Brien that Bunn can’t be trusted. O’Brien threatens Bunn with death, but offers him a reprieve if he can manage to get a letter to Lady Rosie’s maid, which O’Brien himself has been unable to do. Bunn mesmerises the guard at the gate of the Lieutenant’s, and goes inside. Molly warns O’Brien that the Caves of Carrig-Cleena are a dangerous hiding place for the rebels, because fairies reside there. She tells him that the Fairy Cleena, their Queen, has taken a fancy to Blind Murphy, and does his house chores. (It is, in fact, Molly who has been doing them.) Molly and Murphy tell O’Brien the legend of the Fairy Cleena. Rosie, having received O’Brien’s message, comes out to greet him. From Rosie and her maid, Susan, he learns that Bunn had delivered a letter to the Lord Lieutenant himself. O’Brien is now even more convinced that Bunn can’t be trusted, but as he wants to be alone with Rosie, he directs Susan to keep an eye on the Professor. However, after Bunn tells Susan he’s a detective from Scotland Yard, she allows him to leave, noting that she is much enchanted by detectives. He goes into Murphy’s cottage to change into a disguise, which he has brought with him. The Lord Lieutenant enters, with the Countess and Dr. Fiddle. The Lieutenant is expecting Professor Bunn, who cannot be found. However, he has received an anonymous note warning that the rebel leader Terence O’Brien is in the area, and his hiding place is Carrig-Cleena. The Lieutenant vows to send troops to exterminate the rebels. Molly and Murphy have overheard this. Learning that Murphy is a musician, the Lieutenant hires him to play the bagpipes, anticipating a victory over the rebels. Molly is aghast when he accepts, as she believes his