1958 - 1959

Fanny

The teen-age love of Marius and Fanny has matured under the rueful guidance and encouragement of Cesar, Marius' arrogant yet appealing tavern-keeper father. Fanny loves Marius with all her heart, but he cannot fully accept her devotion. He is continually torn between his yearning for Fanny, his duty as an only son, and adventure calling him to sea. Marius gives in to the mystery of the sea and signs for a five-year voyage. His father disowns him, but Fanny bravely gives in to her rival. In the passion of their goodbye Marius almost changes his mind. However, Fanny sends him on his way, knowing it is the only way to save their love. Soon thereafter Fanny discovers she is to bear a child.


Panisse, an older man and wealthy sail maker, has made previous marriage proposals to Fanny. In desperation she turns to him, and they are married. Having suspected the situation all along, Panisse is delighted at the prospect of the child's arrival. Convinced it will be a boy, Panisse digs out letters to make his shop-front sign read "& Son."


Cesar and Panisse, dedicated old-world (often fiery) friends, band together to see to the boy's upbringing. On Cesario's first birthday, Marius returns and attempts to claim both Fanny and his son. Fanny finds it difficult to spurn her lover once more, but Cesar discovers them and drives him off.


It is twelve years later. Like his true father before him, Cesario yearns for the sea and runs away to join Marius. This proves to be a final blow to an ageing and ill Panisse. Marius returns the boy to the Panisse home. The final moments are happy, and Panisse's dying wish is that Fanny and Marius be reunited.


Dramatic Director: Bill Glenn

Musical Director: E.J. (Ted) Robbins, L.G.S.M.

Choreographer: Nesta Toumine

Cast

Beverley Bourguignon

Arab Dancing Girl

Bruce Patenaude

Fisherman, Chorus, Dancer

Charlotte Ireland

Claudine - twin, Chorus

Derek Clark

Second Mate, Chorus

Earl Crowe

Marius, son of Cesar

Eugene David

Arab Rug Seller

George Bloom

Sailmaker, Butler, Chorus

James Harker

Escartifique

Joan Hampton

Claudette - twin, Chorus

Joan Patenaude

Fanny, daughter of Honorine

John Fish

Cesar - proprietor of café

John Latremouille

Charles, Chorus

John Moore

Pannisse - wealthy sailmaker

Keith Harris

Butler, Chorus, Dancer

Madeleine Gratton

Cesario

Marion Wilcox

Nun, Chorus

Marjorie Stranks

Honorine

Maurice Bigras

M. Brun

Nora Carpenter

Nun, Chorus

Norma Coll

Fish-Stall Woman, Chorus

Peter Jennings

The Admiral

Raymond Gaudet

Priest, Chorus

Rose McCallum

Trinket Vendor, Chorus

Ruth Argue

Louise, Chorus

Andrew Aikins

Children's Choir

Gail Gaffen

Children's Choir

Gerry Cogan

Children's Choir

Howard Lithwick

Children's Choir

Kris Birchard

Children's Choir

Richard Herring

Children's Choir

Robert Demer

Children's Choir

Sharon Ritter

Children's Choir

Andree Courtemanche

Chorus

Beryl Trimming

Chorus

Brian Gordon

Chorus

Carol Phanenhour

Chorus

Debra Mirsky

Chorus

Donald Duff

Chorus

Dorothy Gough

Chorus

Elizabeth Mackenzie

Chorus

Hilary Wevill

Chorus

Janet Shouldice

Chorus

Jean Halley

Chorus

Jean Sholds

Chorus

Jean Wheeler

Chorus

Leo Morency

Chorus

Mary Allen

Chorus

Olive Kablak

Chorus

Pauline Matthew

Chorus

Pierre Landry

Chorus

Rheina Dagenais

Chorus

Ruth Waterman

Chorus

Susan McLaine

Chorus

Thomas Kent

Chorus

Armando Milito

Dancer

David Moroni

Dancer

Fred Braun

Dancer

Gay Weir

Dancer

Gayle Lepine

Dancer

Joanne Ashe

Dancer

Paulette St. Amour

Dancer

Sharon Empringham

Dancer

Toni Layton

Dancer

Production

Betty Allen

Assistant to the Director

Christine McCulloch Allan

Benevolent

Jack Dacey

Stage Manager

K.L. Meyer

House Manager

Malabar

Costumes

Robert Edgington

Programme

Roy Sylvester

Lighting

Sviatoslav Toumine

Circus Costume Designer

W.E. Fancott

Scenery Director

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

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