The Student Prince
Mosman Musical Society 1957
Betty Parsons, Paul Miskell,Terry O'Keefe, Clifton Haynes, Ruth Caldwell, Charles Unsworth, Robin Haynes, Theo Flatau, Laurie Butler, Helen Acton, Allan Pitter, Elayne Monk, Douglas Barton
The Student Prince(1957) was produced by Mosman Musical Society Sydney Australia
The Student Prince is an operetta in four acts with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. It is based on Wilhelm Meyer-Förster's play Old Heidelberg. The piece has elements of melodrama but lacks the swashbuckling style common to Romberg's other works. The plot is mostly faithful to its source.
It opened on December 2, 1924, at Jolson's 59th Street Theatre on Broadway. The show was the most successful of Romberg's works, running for 608 performances, the longest-running Broadway show of the 1920s. It was staged by J. C. Huffman. Even the classic Show Boat, the most enduring musical of the 1920s, did not play as long – it ran for 572 performances. "Drinking Song", with its rousing chorus of "Drink! Drink! Drink!" was especially popular with theatergoers in 1924, as the United States was in the midst of Prohibition. The operetta contains the challenging tenor aria "The Serenade" ("Overhead the moon is beaming").
Director – Len Gotting
Music Conducted – Herbert H Wyatt
Ballets Arranged by – Mavis Sykes
Souvenir Brochure / Program: 1957
Theatre: Mosman Musical Society
Size: 220 x 280 mm
Condition: Used Fair/Good 7-10 (Pretty Good but fragile)
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