New York City Center
New York City Opera
For the First Time On Any Stage
THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10, 1963
THE WORLD PREMIERE
GENTLEMEN, BE SEATED!
The LYRICS Written by MR. EDWARD EAGER
The MUSIC Composed by MR. JEROME MOROSS
MISTER INTERLOCUTOR MR. DICK SHAWN (debut) Mister Tambo Mr. Avon Long (début) Mister Bones Mr. Charles Atkin (début) The COMEDIENNE MISS ALICE GHOSTLEY (debut) The Contralto Miss Carol Brice Johnny Reb Mr. William McDonald Billy Yank Mr. Richard Fredricks Southern Girl Miss June Card (début) Northern Girl Miss Mary Burgess Mister Banjo Mr. Bernard Addison (début) The Character Actor Mr. Richard Krause MISTER TAPS MR. PAUL DRAPER (début) also Ermyntrude Miss Charlotte Povia Farmer McLean Mr. David Smith Miss Florida Cotton Miss Michele Hardy (début) Two Soldiers Mr. Kellis Miller, Mr. Don Henderson Drill Team Mr. Bob Bernard (début), Mr. John Tormey (début), Mr. Bob Ellis (début) Horse Messrs. Bernard and Russel Two Other Soldiers Mr. Kellis Miller, Don Yule
Two Girls Miss Joyce Miko, Miss Beverly Evans Four Nurses Misses Miko, Pilla, Evans and Povia also MINSTRELS, WALTZERS, SOLDIERS, NURSES, SPECTATORS, SLAVES, ETC. The ORCHESTRA led by MR. EMERSON BUCKLEY The ACTION directed by MR. ROBERT TITROFF (début) The SCENERY, entirely new by MR. WILLIAM PITKIN (debut) The DRESSES and SUITS by MR. HENRY HEYMANN (début) The DANCES created by MR. PAUL DRAPER (début)Assisted by Mr. Bob Bernard (début) The CHORUS prepared by MR. WILLIAM JONSON ACT I(INTERMISSION)ACT II
ACT 1Scene 1 "Grand March" A. Long, C. Atkins, Chorus, W. McDonald, R. Fredricks, J. Card, M. BurgessScene 2 "In the Sunny Old South" D. Shawn, A. Long, C. Atkins, Chorus
Scene 3 "The Freedom Train" C. BriceScene 4 "Waltzing in the Shadow" D. Shawn, W. McDonald, R. Fredricks, ChorusScene 5 "Fare You Well" J. Card, W. McDonald, M. Burgess, R. FredricksScene 6 "Why Ain't We Got a Dome?" A. Long, C. Atkins, D. Shawn
"Tap Dance Drill" P. Draper, Men's Dance EnsembleScene 7 "0, the Picnic in Manassas" A. Ghostley, R. Krause, C. PoviaScene 8 "Mocking Bird" J. CardScene 9 "Shiloh" W. McDonald, Men's ChorusScene 10 "The Ballad of Belle Boyd" (Belle Boyd's Back in Town) Ladies' Chorus "I Spy" A. Ghostley "It's the Witching Hour by the Old Water Tower" Men's Chorus, A. Ghostley "I'm a Pinkerton Man" R. Krause “Belle Boyd, Where Have You Been?" Ladies' Chorus "Pardon, Ma'am"? "Look Who I Am, Surprise! Surprise!"?Scene 11 "Mancipation" A. Long, C. Atkins, C. BriceScene 12 "This Isn't a Gentleman's War Anymore" D. ShawnScene 13 "The Contraband Ball" A. Ghostley, J. Card, C. Atkins, A. Long, R. Fredricks, Chorus "0, Miss Walkaround, Come Walking Out With Me"
D. Shawn, A. Ghostley, R. Fredricks, A. Long, C. Atkins, J. Card, Entire Company
ACT 2 Scene 1 "Gentlemen, Be Seated" D. Shawn Scene 2 "It's Quiet on the Potomac Tonight" A. Long, C. AtkinsScene 3 "The Ballad of Stonewall Jackson" W. McDonald, Men's ChorusScene 4 "I'm Mathew P. Brady, the Camera Man" D. Shawn,. R. Krause "Miss Dorothea Dix" A. Ghostley, Nurses, D. ShawnScene 5 "I Can't Remember" M. BurgessScene 6 "From Atlanta to the Sea" R. Fredricks, C. Brice, ChorusScene 7 "What Has Become of Beauty?" D. ShawnScene 8 "Have You Seen Him, Did He Pass This Way?" C. BriceScene 9 "This Was the War, What Did It Do for Me and You?"