1947 - 1948

The Gondoliers

Venice; Kingdom of Barataria; c 1750

Casilda of Barataria, arrives in Venice with her father, the Duke of Plaza-Toro, to join her husband the heir to the throne of Barataria, to whom she was wedded as an infant in an arranged marriage. But there is a problem: as an infant the Prince was smuggled out of Barataria and entrusted to a drunken gondolier who confused him with his own son. Which one of the two young gondoliers is the husband and heir to the throne? As the King of Barataria has just been killed, both must rule jointly for the time being until Inez, the prince’s former nurse, can be summoned to see which is the rightful king. To complicate the situation, the gondoliers, Marco and Guiseppe, are married to local girls Tessa and Gianetta. Meanwhile, Casilda has fallen in love with her family’s attendant, Luiz. Inez eventually reveals that Luiz was spirited away as an infant and is actually the real king. The gondoliers are happy to step down as co-rulers; Casilda and Luiz are now ready to marry and assume the throne.


Musical Director: H. Bramwell Bailey

Dances: Evelyn Williams

Cast

Alison Thomas

Tessa

Blodwen Hutton

Giulia, Cachucha dancer

Clyde McDonald

Giuseppe Palmieri

Dorothy Hyder

Inez

Eileen Middlestadt

Casilda

Esther Henry

Gianetta

George MacDougall

Giorgio, Cachucha dancer

Gertrude Gerlach

Fiametta, Cachucha dancer

Joan Haines

Duchess of Plaza-Toro

John R. Harrison

Luiz

Joseph E. Webb

Don Alhambra Del Bolero

Mary Allen

Vittoria, Cachucha dancer

Norman Tepley

Annibale, Cachucha dancer

Robert Van Dine

Duke of Plaza-Toro

Ted Hothersall

Francesco, Cachucha dancer

Thomas A. Kines

Marco Palmieri

William McDowall

Antonio, Cachucha dancer

Arthur Pownall

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Audrey O'Neill

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Audrey Stewart

Chorus

Barbara Watts

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Beatrice Perkin

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Bernice McFadyen

Chorus

Betty Nuth

Chorus

Bill Murray

Chorus

Brenda Plet

Chorus

Charles Hubbard

Chorus

Christina McLaren

Chorus

Christine Latham

Chorus

Constance Mitchell

Chorus

Dermot Sladen

Chorus

Doris Rodger

Chorus

Douglas Jewell

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Edna Peters

Chorus

Eleanor O'Neill

Chorus

Erie McDonald

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Evelyn Fisher

Chorus

Frances Jealous

Chorus

George Cooney

Chorus

George Wetzstein

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Grace Schultz

Chorus

Hap Haywood

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Herb. Sills

Chorus

Isabel Forward

Chorus

J. G. Whitworth

Chorus

J. R. K. Main

Chorus

James Mackersie

Chorus

Jean Halley

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Joanna Christensen

Chorus

John Gilmartin

Chorus

Joyce Clarke

Chorus

Joyce Vick

Chorus

Juliette Sabourin

Chorus

Kay Adams

Chorus

Ken Prior

Chorus

Lorna Bethune

Chorus

Lorne Scott

Chorus

Louise Cameron

Chorus

Margaret Rowles

Chorus

Marguerite Allan

Chorus

Marjory Phillips

Chorus

Mavis Kines

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Mildred Ker

Chorus

Muriel Wetzstein

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Norma Besserer

Chorus

Paul Carrier

Cachucha dancer, chorus

Pauline Stoll

Chorus

Peggie Highley

Chorus

Peggy Hanson

Chorus

Percy May

Chorus

Rita DeRaspe

Chorus

Ruby Rutkowsky

Chorus

Shirley Needham

Chorus

Skip Pilon

Chorus

Stan Bailey

Chorus

Ted Nicholson

Chorus

Vernon Pownall

Chorus

W.H. Whitworth

Chorus

Walter Ayres

Chorus

Wm. C. Tierney

Chorus

Production

Dermot Sladen

Business Manager

Duncan Lusick

Properties

Gertrude Gerlach

Make-up

J. E. Webb

Costumes

Jean Halley

Entertainment

Ken Meyer

Workshop, Stage Crew

Lyn Snodgrass

Programme

Mary Allan

Librarian

Neil O'Donnell

Lighting

Stan Bailey

Publicity

Verne Ridgeway

Settings

W. A. Atkinson

Producer

W. L. Murray

Box Office

Winifred Canty

Pianist

© 2019, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society 

A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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