Sigmund Romberg "DESERT SONG" Otto Harbach 1943 Louisville, Kentucky Playbill

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This is a rare August 8th, 1943 playbill from the Louisville Park Theatrical Association production of the OTTO HARBACH, FRANK MANDEL, OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II and SIGMUND ROMBERG operetta "THE DESERT SONG" at the National Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. (The Original Broadway production opened November 30th, 1926 at New York's Casino Theatre, moved to the Century Theatre on October 10th, 1927 and the Imperial Theatre on November 2nd, 1927, running for a combined 471 performances.) ..... The musical starred EDWARD ROECKER and MARTHA BURNETT and the cast included ROMOLO De SPIRITO, WILLIAM KENT, MELTON MOORE, ROLLIN BAUER, MELISSA MASON, ROSE UNGHRAM, CLARISSA, ROWAN TUDOR, FRANCES COMSTOCK, CARL RANDALL, SONDRA BARRETT, KEVIN SMITH, CARL ERBELE, KEN KAISER and BOB SCHOCK ..... CREDITS: Book and Lyrics by OTTO HARBACH ("Bright Eyes", "The Cat and the Fiddle", "Roberta", "The Firefly", "Wildflower", "Sunny", "Rose-Marie", "Song of the Flame", "The Desert Song", "No, No, Nanette"), OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II ("Show Boat", "The Desert Song", "Oklahoma!", "Carousel", "The King and I", "Allegro", "Pipe Dream", "South Pacific", "Flower Drum Song", "The Sound of Music") and FRANK MANDEL; Music by SIGMUND ROMBERG ("Maytime", "Sinbad", "Poor Little Ritz Girl", "Blossom Time", "The Student Prince", "The Desert Song", "Rosalie", "Up in Central Park", "My Romance", "The Girl in Pink Tights"); Orchestra conducted by PIERRE deREEDER; Sets designed by ROLLO WAYNE; Choreographed by CARL RANDALL; Directed by RALPH ERROLLE; Produced by FREDERICK de CORDOVA ..... DETAILS: The 16 page program measures 5 1/4" X 8 1/8" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers and wonderful vintage advertising, but no cast photos or bios ..... CONDITION: With the exception of light edge wear, this playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any musical theatre aficionado or historian. This item will be carefull

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