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229. MR. STRAUSS GOES TO BOSTON


Musical Comedy in Two Acts and Nine Scenes


Music And Book: Music by Robert Stolz. Lyrics by Robert Sour. Book by Leonard L. Levinson, based on an original story by Alfred Gruenwald and Geza Herczeg. Orchestrations by George Lessner. Musical arrangements of Johann Strauss the Younger's melodies by Robert Stolz and George Lessner.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Produced, staged, and directed by Felix Brentano. Scenery by Stewart Chaney. Costumes by Walter Florell. Scenery built by Vail Scenic Construction Company and painted by Robert Bergman Studios; costumes executed by Eaves Costume Company.

Premiere: September 6, 1945, Century Theatre, New York. Conductor: Robert Stolz. (Out-of-town preview August 13, Shubert Theatre, Boston.)

Cast: Johann Strauss, George Rigaud; Brook Whitney, Virginia MacWatters; Dapper Dan Pepper, Ralph Dumke; Hetty Strauss, Ruth Matteson; and others. Solo Dancers, Harold Lang, Babs Heath, Margit Dekova; corps de ballet of 9 women, 5 men.
RADETZKY MARCH-FANTASIE (Act I, Scene 2, music by Strauss): The Dancing Girls.
MIDNIGHT WALTZ (Act I, Scene 6, music by Strauss): Babs Heath, Harold Lang, corps de ballet.
THE GOSSIP POLKA (Act I, Scene 6, music by Strauss): Heath, Lang, corps de ballet; singers.
REPRISE: YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT (Act II, Scene 2): Lang.
REPRISE: INTO THE NIGHT (Act II, Scene 3): Lang, Margit Dekova, corps de ballet.
THE GRAND AND GLORIOUS FOURTH (Act II, Scene 3): Lang, Helen Gallagher, corps de ballet.
WALTZ FINALE (Act II, Scene 3, music by Strauss): Entire company.

Note: 12 performances.

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