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• Scene 3: The Stockade, one year later. • Scene 4: The Road from the Beach, that evening. • Scene 5: Marianne's Cabin, that night. • Scene 6: The Road from the Beach. Midnight. • Scene 7: The Stockade. Daylight, next morning. Notes: It should be emphasised that this is a stupendous task for any Society to undertake, needing first-class singers and a dozen good actors: most satisfying if artists and facilities are available but disastrous if tackled halfheartedly. A young soprano should play the feminine lead, two soprano-soubrettes the supporting leads, and a manly tenor or high baritone is required for the hero. The second male singing lead has exacting tenor solos but neither he nor the other singing principals are of any specified age group. There is an excellent part for a comedian and great acting opportunities for the detective villain. The play is as full of action as it is of music. Costuming is colourful in the period of 1792 and although the settings are complicated and heavy, a competent producer can make light of the apparent intricacies. There is not a great deal of work for the choreographer. DISCOGRAPHY The New Moon (2004 Encores! Cast Recording) Sigmund Romberg’s New Moon (original Broadway Cast Recording)