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1492 (Up to Date or Very Near It) An operatic extravaganza in 3 acts 9 scenes. Words by R.A. Barnet. Music by Carl Pflueger The show has been described as “a musical, historical, mellow drama [sic] that threw together bits of opera comique, comic opera, stereopticon projections, extravaganza, farce-comedy, vaudeville, local comedy, burlesque, and even minstrelsy. Opened 15 May, 1893 at Palmer's Theatre and closed 1 July 1893 for summer holiday; re-opened 26 August 1893 at Palmer's Theatre; Second Edition opened 5 February 1894 at the Garden Theatre; revised version opened 27 August 1894 at the Garden Theatre for 52 performances; production closed 13 October 1894 after a total of 452 performances. CAST: (with the names of the original players) •Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Spain: WALTER JONES •Charley Tatters, a fringe on the edge of the crust of society: WALTER JONES. •Alonzo de Quintanilla, royal treasurer: EDWARD M. FAVOR. •Don Juan, the King's son, aged four: W. H. Sloan. •Felix, of the tribe of coppers: W. H. Sloan. •Captain Martin Pinzon, Don Pedro Margerite, Conspirators of the old-fashioned type: CHARLES F. WALTON, JOHN C. SLAVIN. •Charles VIII, King of France: Louis de Smith. •Don Ferdinand Allegro: Yolande Wallace. •Adolphus Fitznoodle, a regular chappie, up-to-date: YOLANDE WALLACE. •Maid Mabel, a sailor lassie: YOLANDE WALLACE. •Maid Marion, a sailor lassie: •Eileen Karl. The Royal Herald: Eileen Karl. •Ward Knickerbocker, cacique of the 400: C. J. Alden. •Jim Confidence, of the tribe of buncoes: C. J. Alden. •Bob, a New York newsboy: James Lee. •Erasmus, a vender of maize: Frederic Howard. •Isabella of Castille, Queen of Spain: RICHARD HARLOW. •Fraülein, a German waif: THERESA VAUGHN. •Infanta Joanna, in love with Columbus: THERESA VAUGHN. •Infanta Catalina, her sister: HATTIE WILLIAMS. •Mary Ann Kehoe of the Royal Household of the new world: EDITH SINCLAIR. •Christopher Columbus: MARK SMITH. Courtiers, Ladies, Peasants, Students, Ballet, Amazons, Newsboys, Moors, Sailors, Bull Fighters, Soldiers, Pages, Standard Bearers, Casino Girls, etc.