Victor Herbert recordings

THE DREAM GIRL (1924)

COMIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS

Music by Victor Herbert
Book and Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young and Harold Atterbridge
Narration by Tom Petiet

CDG14P-2C THE DREAM GIRL & THE SONGBIRDS dialog…..….......$20
CDG14P-1M THE DREAM GIRL & THE SONGBIRDS music only.…...$15
Concert performance, with dialog or music only. 2 piano accomp.

The Dream Girl
ACT 1
OVERTURE....................................................................................................................... The Two Pianos
#1 OPENING (Lyrics by Thomas Petiet)......................................................................... Tubby and Models
#2 WHAT’S A JAZZ TUNE?................................................................. Jimmy, Will, Malena, Dolly, Nora
#3 I CAN’T MAKE LOVE TO WOMEN IN THE MORNING.......................................... Jimmy & Girls
#4 SALT OF THE EARTH........................................................................................................ Jack & Girls
#5 ALL YEAR AROUND......................................................................................................... Jack & Girls
#6 I WANT TO KNOW...................................................................................................... Malena and Will
#7 THE SIGHTS OF LONDON ................................................................... Elspeth, Tubby, Nora, Harriet
#8 CLING ............................................................................................................................................. Dolly
#9 MY DREAM GIRL ........................................................................................................................... Jack
#10 THE BUBBLE SONG ...................................................................................................... Dolly & Girls
#11 THE OLD SONGS....................................................................................... Malena, Nora, Tubby, Ken

ENTR’ACTE......................................................................................................................... The Two Pianos

ACT 2, SCENE 1
#12 THE MAIDEN LET ME IN ............................................................................................ Will and Men
#13 GYPSY LIFE .......................................................................................................... Malena and Chorus
#14 STOP, LOOK, LISTEN ................................................................................................ Tubby & Chorus
#15 WAITING FOR A KISS ..................................................................................................... Jack & Girls
#16 THE BROAD HIGHWAY................................................................................................... Jack & Men
#17 MY HERO................................................................................................................................... Elspeth

ACT 2, SCENE 2
#18 HIP LA! (Morris Dance) ................................................................................................... Will & Men
#19 I WANT TO GO HOME ........................................................................................................... Elspeth
#20 FOX TROT.................................................................................................................. The Two Pianos
#21 IF SOMEBODY ONLY WOUD FIND ME.................................................................................. Elinor
#22 WILD WOMEN ............................................................................................................. Tubby & Girls
#23 MY DREAM GIRL reprise........................................................................................................ Chorus
#24 THEME....................................................................................................................... The Two Pianos
#25 AT RAINBOW’S END .................................................................................................................. Jack
#26 FINALE – Reprise: STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN, ALL YEAR AROUND ...................................... All
ADDENDUM- THE BROAD HIGHWAY (Romberg) ......................................................... Jack and Men

Cast, DREAM GIRL
Tubby Tompkins - An impoverished painter………………......................……........................... Mitch Gillett
Dolly Tompkins - His sister, a dancer………………………............……………...........................Elaina Robbins
Will Levinson - A successful painter……………………………..........………………..............................Paul Clark
Malena - His wife, an exotic woman, obsessed with reincarnation…….................................Katie Bethel
Elinor Levinson, Will’s sister, lover of Ken ………………………………......…...............................Sarah Briggs
Harriet, Malena’s aunt……………………………………………..................……...............................Carla Margolis
Jimmy Van Dyke, Will’s downstairs neighbor and life of the party ……….. ......................Jeffrey Willetts
Nora - Will’s Irish maid and cook, steeped in old legends………….......… .......................Barbara Scanlon
Jack Warren, Will’s old college chum ……………………………...............……...........................David Troiano
Elspeth, Malena’s sister, a schoolgirl on holiday…………......……........................Catherine Randall-Davis
Ken Paulson, an aviator, lover of Elinor………………………...............................................Chris Grapentine

CHORUS of models, painters,partiers, tavern wenches and patrons, villagers................
Jim Cavalcoli, Robert Douglas, Anne Gray, Thomas Petiet, Claudia Wier and the rest of the cast

THE SONG BIRDS (1907)

Music by Victor Herbert Book and Lyrics by George Hobart
Packaged with Dream Girl

#1 Opening........................................................................................................................................Chorus
#2 Trio (I Love Mazuma Best) ...........................................................................Yelba, Bouncey, Monday
#3 Trio (Adagio, Staccato) ...............................................................................Screams, Caruso, Pantson
#4 Finale...................................................................................................................... Soloists and Chorus

Cast, SONG BIRDS
Oscar Hammershine, Owner of the Hammershine Opera Company…...............................Thomas Petiet
Con, the Conried, Manager Of The Metropolitan Opera……………...........…......................Robert Douglas
Daswicht, Hammershine’s Stage Manager…………………………................…............................Jim Cavalcoli
Dolce Dekiss, a secondary soprano………………………………......................................................Sarah Briggs
Wright Rong, a reporter for Cosmopolis magazine.............................................................Jeffrey Willetts
Robinson Caruso A famous Tenor (Parody of Enrico Caruso)….........................................David Troiano
Peter Pantson A famous bass (Parody of Pol Placon)…..….........................................................Paul Clark
Emma Screams A famous soprano (Parody of Emma Eames)…..........… .......................Barbara Scanlon
Alessandro Bouncey, a famous tenor (Parody of Alessandro Bonci)……….............................Mitch Gillett
Nellie Yelba, a famous soprano (Parody of Nellie Melba)…………………………. ......................Claudia Wier
Al La Monday, a famous bass (Parody of Alimondi )………………………..,........................Chris Grapentine

NARRATOR..........................................................................................................................George Valenta
MUSIC DIRECTOR....................................................................................................................Adam Aceto
AT THE TWO PIANOS ...........................................................................AdamAceto and Patrick Johnson

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