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October 10, 1963 | New York City Opera
Gentlemen, Be Seated!
Composer:Jerome Moross
Librettist:Edward Eager
Synopsis
The American Civil War portrayed as a minstrel show with four dramatic sequences. "Picnic at manassas" focuses on the Battle of Bull Run, "The Ballad of Belle Boyd" concerns an actress's experiences while touring, "Mr. Brady Takes a Photograph" is about a Civil War photographer and "Atlanta to the Sea" deals with General Sherman's army in Savannah. The sequences are interspersed with popular songs, jokes of the period and soft shoe dances.

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Original Cast
Dick Shawn (Mr. Interlocutor)
Avon Long (Mister Tambo)
Charles Atkins (Mister Bones)
Carol Brice (Contralto)
Alice Ghostly (Comedienne)
William McDonald (Johnny Reb)
Richard Fredericks (Bill Yank)
June Card (Southern Girl)
Mary Burges (Northern Girl)
Bernard Addison (Mister Banjo)
Richard Krause (Character Actor)
Paul Draper (Mister Taps)
Charlotte Povia (Ermyntrude)
David Smith (Farmer McLean)
Michele Hardy (Florida Cotton)



 
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