Jerome Kern recordings

Very Good Eddie (1915)

Musical Comedy in Two Acts

Music by Jerome Kern Book by Phillip Bartolomae & Guy Bolton Lyrics by Schuyler Greene & Herbert Reynolds
Restored and Modified by Tom Petiet

CVGE05P-2C   VERY GOOD, EDDIE- dialog.............$20
CVGE05P-2M   VERY GOOD, EDDIE- music only....$20
Concert performance, with dialog or music only. Piano accomp.

Very Good, Eddie
Act 1
Overture.......................................................................... Mr. Aceto & Mr. Johnson
We're On Our Way......................................................... Victoria and Chorus
The Same Old Game...................................................... Dick and Chorus
Some Sort of Somebody (All of the Time) (1)................ Elsie and Dick
Alone at Last ‡ .............................................................. Percy and Elsie Darling
Isn't It Great to Be Married (2)....................................... Eddie, Elsie, Percy Georgina
Dance Trio..................................................................... Mr. Aceto & Mr. Johnson
Old Bill Baker (3) ‡........................................................ Steward
Wedding Bells are Calling Me....................................... Eddie, Elsie Darling, and Chorus
Reprise Finale..................................................................The Ensemble

Act 2
On the shore at Lei Lei Wi (4)....................................... Elsie Lilly, Dick and Chorus
If I find the Girl...............................................................Dick and Chorus
Comic Reprise "If I Find the Girl"................................. Dick and Al. Cleveland
The Triangle (5)............................................................. Mme. Matroppo and Al Cleveland
Thirteen Collar.................................................................Eddie
Old Boy Neutral (That's Me, I love Them All)............... Elsie and Dick
Buffo Dance.................................................................... Mr. Aceto & Mr. Johnson
Babes In The Wood........................................................ Eddie and Elsie Darling

Intermezzo..................................................................... Mr. Aceto & Mr. Johnson
I've Got to Dance (6)..................................................... Victoria and Girls
I'd like to have a Million in the Bank.............................Al Cleveland and Girls
Nodding Roses............................................................... Elsie and Dick
Finale...............................................................................The Ensemble
‡ denotes song was cut before Broadway run
Appendix: "Sands of Wah-ki-ki" from Miss Information (1915) Sung by Elsie and Dick
"Can't You see I mean You" (orig. of Isn't it great to be married" Elsie and Dick
"A Little Love" (But Not for Me)" (original verson of "I love 'em all") Sung by Elsie Lilly

(1) Originally from Nobody Home (1915)
(2) replaced "Can't you see I mean you" from Ninety in the Shade (1915)
(3) originally from the Ziegeld Follies of 1915
(4) adaptation of "Sands of Wah-ki-ki" from Miss Information (1915)
(5) originally a scene from Ninety in the Shade
(6) Replaced "The Fashion Show" music presumed lost

Cast

Dick Rivers.........................................................................Michael Parr
Mme. Matroppo, a voice teacher..................................... Suzanne Galer
Elsie Lilly, her star pupil....................................................Kim Dolanski
Eddie Kettle....................................................................... Mitch Gillett
Georgina Kettle, his wife................................................... Kristin Walukas
Percy Darling..................................................................... Dennis Eagle
Elsie Darling, his wife....................................................... Lynn Bishop
Al Cleveland, Clerk at the Rip Van Winkle Inn.............. Tom Petiet
Victoria Lake......................................................................Milena Grubor
Monsieur de Rougement.................................................. David Troiano
Steward on the "Catskill".................................................. Greg Wakefield
Narrated by George Valenta

Ensemble: Lynn Bishop, Katie Cilluffo, Kim Dolanski, Liz Filios, Suzanne Galer,
Milena Grubor, Diane McEwen-Martin, Kim Parr, Kristin Walukas, Dennis Eagle,
Mitch Gillett, \Michael Parr, Tom Petiet, David Troiano, Greg Wakefield


Music Director .................................................................. Adam Aceto
Personnel Mgr. and Repetetieur ....................................... Patrick Johnson
Script restoration and new narration by........................... Tom Petiet

Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson at the two pianos

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