The Student Prince

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The Student Prince (Opera) Barry Purcell, Ian Smith, Ronald White,William Meade

1961 Australian Production

Tivoli Theatre Melbourne Australia Program /Playbill


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. Even the classic Show Boat, the most enduring musical of the 1920s, did not play as long - it ran for 572 performances.[1] "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 some of the most beautiful, yet gruelling, tenor arias in the operetta repertoire, notably the Serenade ("Overhead the moon is beaming").

1961 Cast Tivoli Theatre Melbourne

Barry Purcell,Ian Smith,Ronald White,William Meade,Bram Schrever, Ormonde Douglas, John Larsen,Charles Philpot,Eileen Hattam,Robert Clarke,Colin Croft,Vincent Foster,Frederick Dore,John Scott,William Howard,Nance Rasmussen,Doreen Morrow,Judy Hooke,Aleyn Smith,Arthur Gorman,Lorraine Quinn,Ian Smith

Size 140 x 215 mm Great information on the show and cast with some pictures, a great addition to any show collection.

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Condition: Used  Looks Good - Playbill / Program

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