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THE MERRY MONARCH A Comic Opera in Comic Acts. Original French libretto ("L'Etoile"I° [The Star of Fate] by Eugene Leterrier and Albert Vanloo. American adaptation by J. Cheever Goodwin. Music by Woolson Morse. Orchestration by John Philip Sousa. NB: The original French score by Emmanuel Chabrier was discarded although credited. Original production billed as a Christmas Pantomime. Broadway Theatre, New York - 18th August - 4th October, 1890 (49 perfs). MUSICAL NUMBERS Act 1 Opening Chorus (Gaily, gaily, let us sing) Chorus Cash (Quartette) - Plunkett, Lilita, Aloes,Tapioca When I Was a Child of Three (Ballad) - Lilita, Plunkett, Aloes,Tapioca For Thy Dear Sake (Duet) - Aloes,Tapioca Vanity Drives Them All to Me (Rondeau)- Lazuli Star Song - Lazuli (I'm a) King with a Capital K (Song) - King Anso Ensemble (Believe me! you've done a most courageous thing) - Principals, Chorus The Fatal Chair (Couplets) - King Anso, Chorus Finale - King Anso, Lazuli, All Act 2 ; Pre-Eminently Handsome - Female Chorus I Can't Imagine (Song) - Lazuli Quintette (Yes, it is he!) - King Anso, Sirocco, Lazuli, Plunkett,Tapioca Chorus of Welcome (with joyful jubilation..) Ensemble (Take him away!) - Lilita, Aloes, Plunkett, H. Macdonough,Tapioca, Mixed Chorus The Omniscient Ostrich (The Birds Who Knows It All) (Ditty) - King Anso, Chorus Resume of Finale - Lilita, King Anso, Chorus Act 3 Military Chorus (Oh, the cymbals clash) - Chorus Sneezing Song (Of all the minor ills..) - Lazuli Love Will Find the Way (Song) - King Anso Turtle Dove Duet (Though in idle jest she has spoken) - Lazuli, Lilita Love Is Blind (Ballad) - Lilita Wedding Bells Are Sweetly Ringing (Wedding Chorus) - Chorus Finale - Lazuli, Lilita, All Cast King Anso IV, the Merry Monarch Sirocco, the Royal Astrologer Herrison, Ambassador Extraordinary, etc. Kedas, Minister of Police Tapioca, Private Secretary to Herrison High Chamberlain Possamus / Hocacus, Royal train-bearers