1954 - 1955

Florodora

Florodora, a tropical island in the Philippines; 1900

A wealthy British aristocrat, Cyrus W. Gilfain, stole the secret recipe for the perfume Florodora from the family of one of his farm girls, Dolores. He plans to marry her to remove any doubt about his ownership of the business, but Dolores has fallen in love with Frank Abercoed, Gilfain’s head clerk, who is actually a British aristocrat who fled to the island to avoid an undesirable arranged marriage. Into all of this arrives a comic mystic named Tweedlepunch, who uses the pseudoscience of phrenology to arrange marriages for all the men and women on the island based on the bumps on their heads. Gilfain bribes him to decree that Dolores should marry him, and his daughter, Angela, should marry Abercoed (thereby legitimatizing both his business and aristocratic credentials). Of course, Gilfain is the only one on the island happy with this arrangement, so nearly everyone (including, eventually Gilfain) flees Florodora for England, where they all end up at Abercoed Castle in Wales. After further complications and confusion, all is finally resolved by some additional trickery by Tweedlepunch.


Musical Director: Joseph B. Herdman

Dramatic Director: Arthur Clare

Cast

Aileen Ryan

Valleda

Des Gibson

Cyrus W. Gilfain

Douglas Johnson

Captain Arthur Donegal

Earl ingram

Leandro

Freda Lyon

Dolores

Gerry Belisle

Frank Abercoed

Grant Wheeler

Anthony Tweedlepunch

Jean Tickner

Lady Holyrood

June Pritchard

Calista, Chorus

Malcolm Hughes

Pym, Clerk, Sextette

Margaret Leahy

Angela Gilfain

Mary Morris

Inez, Friend, Chorus

Bill Murray

Gilfain's Clerk, Chorus, Sextette

David Dale

Gilfain's Clerk, Chorus, Sextette

Jim Ingram

Gilfain's Clerk, Chorus, Sextette

Lloyd Burton

Gilfain's Clerk, Chorus, Sextette

Richard Romhild

Gilfain's Clerk, Chorus, Sextette

Betty Cowan

Angela's Friend, Chorus, Sextette

Elsie Parkes

Angela's Friend, Chorus, Sextette

Jean Halley

Angela's Friend, Chorus, Sextette

Lillian Horrocks

Angela's Friend, Chorus, Sextette

Louise Grignon

Angela's Friend, Chorus, Sextette

Jackie Collier

Hula Dancer

Joan Anne Jamison

Hula Dancer

Suzanne Bourguignon

Hula Dancer

Barbara Lepine

Chorus

Cara Joy Hughes

Chorus

Cecile Larezon

Chorus

Daisy May Checkley

Chorus

Dave Martin

Chorus

Dorothy Ardley

Chorus

Dorothy Beale

Chorus

Dorothy Gough

Chorus

Elaine Dignan

Chorus

George Winship

Chorus

Gordon Longstreet

Chorus

Greta Jensen

Chorus

Inika Janecek

Chorus

Ivan Mitchell

Chorus

Jean Gilchrist

Chorus

Jean Lorrain

Chorus

Jim Philliben

Chorus

Kay Adams

Chorus

Kurt Mueller

Chorus

Lorraine Longstreet

Chorus

Madeleine Gratton

Chorus

Margaret Mahoney

Chorus

Margot Carman

Chorus

Mary Allen

Chorus

Mildred Ker

Chorus

Ruby Rutkowskey

Chorus

Ruth Ferguson

Chorus

Stan Hicks

Chorus

Susan Ellas

Chorus

Sylvia Smith

Chorus

Production

Alfred Papineau

Assistant Dramatic Director

Christine McCulloch Allan

Chorus Leader

Edward Fancott

Set Designer

J.H.W. Currie

Stage Manager

Ken Meyer

House Manager

Louise Grignon

Prompting

Malabar Toronto

Costumes

Rose McCallum

Properties

Roy Sylvester

Lighting

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

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