1950 - 1951

The Merry Widow

Sonia is a pretty young widow residing in Paris in the early 20th century. She is heiress to twenty million francs and looking for a new husband. Popoff, the Marsovian Ambassador of her native state, has received instructions from his Royal Master that Sonia must marry one of her own countrymen so that her inheritance remains in Marsovia. Popoff has selected Prince Danilo, the Embassy attaché, to be her husband. But the Prince, a former lover of Sonia, now prefers to spend his time at Maxim’s with Zo-Zo, Lo-Lo, Do-Do and their friends and is not interested in Sonia’s wealth.


Natalie, Ambassador Popoff’s wife, has been having an affair with Vicomte Camille de Jolidon. At Sonia’s garden party, as the Ambassador is about to discover his wife’s infidelity, Sonia rescues Natalie from this difficult situation. Danilo, thinking that Sonia wishes to become engaged to Camille, realizes that he may once again be in love with Sonia; disappointed, he leaves for Maxim’s.


Sonia follows Danilo to the Café Maxim, where Baron Popoff in desperation endeavours to win her for himself if he is losing Natalie to Camille. Prince Danilo successfully eliminates his rivals and is finally free to marry Sonia. Even though she will lose her fortune on marriage, it will, she soon discovers, go to her husband.


Producer (Director): Joseph E. Webb

Musical Director: H. Bramwell Bailey

Choreographer: Nesta Toumine

Cast

Aileen Ryan

Do Do

Charles Kerr

Prince Danilo (Secretary of Legation)

Clesson Goodhue

Nisch (messenger of the Legation)

Dermot Sladen

Head waiter (at Maxim's)

Eileen Mahoney

Sonia (A young widow)

Frank Halpin

M. de St. Brioche

Freda Lyon

Sylvaine (Wife of Khadja)

George Dupuis

Vicomte Camille de Jolidon

George Montgomery

Marquis de Cascada

George Wetzstein

General Novikovich

Henriette Burroughs

Jou Jou

Jean Halley

Frou Frou

Jean Tickner

Natalie (Wife of Popoff)

Joanne Ashe

Fifi

John F. Bartlett

Khadja (Counsellor of the Legation)

Joseph E. Webb

Popoff (Marsovian ambassador)

Lorna Nash

Zo-Zo

Marilyn Moor

Margot

Mary Armitage

Olga (Wife of Novikovich)

Nancy Flahven

Clo Clo

Ruth Piers

Lo Lo

Agnes Bourassa

Ensemble

Al Hussey

Ensemble

Allan Holmes

Ensemble

Arthur Pownall

Ensemble

Audrey Jordon

Ensemble

Barbara McKenna

Ensemble

Bernice McFadyen

Ensemble

Bernice Thornton

Ensemble

Bob Taylor

Ensemble

Brenda Plet

Ensemble

Charles Chalmers

Ensemble

Claire Labelle

Ensemble

Constance Joyce

Ensemble

Darwyn Aitkens

Ensemble

Dermot Sladen

Ensemble

Desmond Arthur

Ensemble

Donna McNaughton

Ensemble

Edna Peters

Ensemble

Edward Osborne

Ensemble

Eleanor Whitworth

Ensemble

Elsie Parkes

Ensemble

Ernest Whittle

Ensemble

Gay Weir

Ensemble

Grace Schultz

Ensemble

Gwen Flahven

Ensemble

Heather Morris-Cattanach

Ensemble

Herb Sills

Ensemble

Ivan Mitchell

Ensemble

J. G. Whitworth

Ensemble

Jim Mackersie

Ensemble

Juliette Sabourin

Ensemble

Kathryn Kay

Ensemble

Ken Ristow

Ensemble

Margot Caldwell

Ensemble

Marguerite Allan

Ensemble

Marie Lee

Ensemble

Marion Deavy

Ensemble

Mary Allen

Ensemble

Maureen Geraghty

Ensemble

Melva Anthony

Ensemble

Mildred Ker

Ensemble

Norma Besserer

Ensemble

Pat Gallagher

Ensemble

Patricia Earl

Ensemble

Peggie Highley

Ensemble

Peter Gilberg

Ensemble

Richard Wood

Ensemble

Rodger Gervais

Ensemble

Roland Boisvenu

Ensemble

Ruby Rutkowsky

Ensemble

Sam McConeghy

Ensemble

Shirley Needham

Ensemble

Ted Hothersall

Ensemble

Vernon Bell

Ensemble

William Wright

Ensemble

Yvette Lapointe

Ensemble

Production

Betty Nuth

Properties

Christine McCulloch Allan

Prompting

Evelyn MacLaurin

Box Office

George Dupuis

Programme

Grant Glennie

Scenery Designer

Hubert Kennedy

Make-up

John Fish

House Manager

Margaret Stewart

Make-up

Mildred Ker

Costume Committee

Ottawa Girl Guides

Ushers

Phillis Kerr

Properties

Roy Sylvestre

Lighting

Sandy Nash

Scenery Designer

William Wright

Costume Committee

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

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