Programme 1946-1947 – Sleeping Beauty

THE
Frivolity Minstrels

PRESENT

The Gorgeous Pantomime

“THE SLEEPING BEAUTY”

PROVINCIAL TOUR
1946-1947

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PROGRAMME

THE FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS

– present –

THE GORGEOUS PANTOMIME

“The Sleeping Beauty”

A Sparkling Musical Presentation in One Act.

Stage Manager: C. H. Wilkie.
Stage Mechanist: L. Hardgrave.
Ballets and Dances arranged by Constance Macdonald.
Scenery Designed and Painted by H. L. Waters.
Musical Orchestration by Cecile Bromley Hill.

AN ALL-STAR CAST OF POPULAR PLAYERS.

Bones:
Percy Spiller
Con Ranald

Interlocutor:
Bill Quarrie

Tambos:
Vernon McCutcheon
Ivena Pothan

Patricia Portas, Stella Chambers, Joyce Player, June Berry, Valerie Presling, Marcia Nicol, Doris McKenzie, Evelyn McKenzie, Mary Harris, Ngaire Arthur, Merrie Rowland, Corinne Webster, Nola Skittrup, Margaret Tanner.
Wally Ireland, Ben Fuller, Tom Skittrup, Roy Girling, Cecil Neal, Robert Wright, Jack McGhee, Russell Spencer, Ronald Sang.

FRIVS.’ GRAND ORCHESTRA.
Piano: Cecile Bromley Hill (Musical Directress).
Violins: W. P. Mitchell, E. Collier.   Flute: Alan Clarke.   Saxaphone [Saxophone]: Cedric White.  Clarionet [Clarinet]: H. Barlow.   Bass: J. Madigan.   Cornet: Bert Boston.   Trombone: P. J. S. George.  Drums and Effects: Royce Nalder.

This well-known orchestra, ably directed by Cecile Bromley Hill, is an ensemble of popular musicians whose perfect orchestral arrangement, mastery in technique and an individuality of style, are among the features that have contributed to their many triumphs.

Now in its 49th Consecutive Season under the same ownership-management, the Frivolity Minstrels are constantly being improved and enlarged by the addition of new features that it may continue its unique position as the foremost organisation of its kind.

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PROGRAMME

PART ONE

EPISODE 1 – Overture: “In Coonland”   The Friv. Orchestra
EPISODE 2 – Opening Chorus: “The Robert E. Lee”   The Company
EPISODE 3 – Ballad: “Aloma”   Evelyn McKenzie
EPISODE 4 – Irish Melody: “Let Him Go”   Ngaire Arthur
EPISODE 5 – Novelty: “Katy”   Nola Skittrup
EPISODE 6 – End Song: “Mansy Pansy”   Vernon McCutcheon
EPISODE 7 – Sextette: “Bell Bottom Trousers”   The Glamour Girls
EPISODE 8 – Piano Accordions: “Waltz Medley”   Cecil, Ben, Jack and Ron
EPISODE 9 – Spanish Song: “Valencia”   Doris McKenzie
EPISODE 10 – Coon Song: “Where the Black-Eyed Susans Grow”   Roy Girling
EPISODE 11 – Request Number: “Let the Great Big World keep Turning”   June Berry
EPISODE 12 – Sextette: “Current Topics”   The Company
EPISODE 13 – English Success: “Take off your Coat”   Robert Wright
EPISODE 14 – Waltz Song: “Two Hearts that beat in Waltz Time”   Stella Chambers
EPISODE 15 – Yodel: “My Mountain Home”   Tom Skittrup
EPISODE 16 – Specialty Number: “Oh by Jingo”   Ivena Pothan
EPISODE 17 – Toreador Song: “Don Alphonso”   Wally Ireland
EPISODE 18 – Finale:   The Company

Intermission of 10 minutes.

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PROGRAMME

PART TWO

The Frivolity Minstrels

Take Pride in Presenting

THE GORGEOUS PANTOMIME

“THE SLEEPING BEAUTY”

A Revised and Up-to-date Adaptation.
A Sparkling Musical Presentation in One Act.

CAST OF CHARACTERS
(In order of their first appearance)
The Court Chamberlain   Robert Wright
The Fairy   Patricia Portas
The Witch   Joyce Player
The Queen   Wally Ireland
The King   Ivena Pothan
Maid of Honour   Corinne Webster
Father Time   Vernon McCutcheon
Princess Beauty   Doris McKenzie
Prince Hal   June Berry

Fairies and Ladies in Waiting:
Valerie Presling, Marcia Nicol, Ngaire Arthur, Merrie Bowland, Nola Skittrup, Stella Chambers, Evelyn McKenzie, Mary Harris, Margaret Tanner.

Court Attendants:
Roy Girling, Percy Spiller, Cecil Neal, Ben Fuller, Jack McGhee, Ron Sang, Russell Spencer.

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PROGRAMME

EPISODE 1 – Overture: “Happy Hawaii”   The Friv Orchestra
EPISODE 2 – Ensemble: “Tap your Feet”   Ladies in Waiting and Court Attendants
EPISODE 3 – Pas seul: “Pizzicato”   The Fairy
EPISODE 4 – Duet: “She’s My Baby”   King and Queen

18 YEARS ELAPSE
EPISODE 5 – Ensemble: “Welcome to Beauty”   Ladies in Waiting and Court Attendants
EPISODE 6 – Solo: “At Dawning”   Prince Hal
EPISODE 7 – Solo: “Serenade”   Princess Beauty
EPISODE 8 – Novelty: “Musical Saw”   Tommy
EPISODE 9 – Solo: “Have you had a good day to-day”   Court Chamberlain
EPISODE 10 – Duet: “When I got married to you, my Dear”  King & Queen
EPISODE 11 – Song and Dance: “Sleep, Beauty, Sleep”   The Fairies

3 YEARS ELAPSE
EPISODE 12 – Piano Accordions: “Musical Medley”   The Court Musicians
EPISODE 13 – Whistling Solo: “Indian Love Call”   Tommy
EPISODE 14 – Ensemble: “Swinging in a Hammock”   Ladies in Waiting and Court Attendants
EPISODE 15 – Solo: “When you wore a Tulip”   The King
EPISODE 16 – Solo: “I’m so all Alone”   Prince Hal
EPISODE 17 – Duet: “At the close of a long, long Day   Beauty and Hal
EPISODE 18 – Finale: “Good Luck to Beauty”   The Company

Music by EBBLEWHITE & CO. (London)
Wigs by WALLER BROS. (London)

ROLL OF HONOUR:
Gordon Bailey, Ron Crabtree, L. Beach

FRIVS. WHO SERVED THE EMPIRE.
G. Amner, M. Buckley, W. Clothier, M. Daily, W. Dallimore, L. Hawke, L. Spiller, E. Medcalf, J. Hayes, J. Hamilton, W. Wilkie, S. Armstrong, E. Poynter, O. Pollock, R. Nalder, R. Vercoe, C. Williams, W. Rogers, D. McNab, D,C.M., L. Dadson, V. McCutcheon, G. Stuart, N. Etheridge, C. Neal, M. Venables, G. Bullivant, W. Alexander, T. Connolly, H. Archer, R. Longney, M. Crabbe, G. Walker, Ken Trevor.

THE FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS, DURING THE PAST 48 YEARS, HAVE GIVEN PERFORMANCES AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
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Cambridge
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Elsthorpe
Eltham
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Featherston
Feilding
Fernhill
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Havelock
Martinborough
Masterton
Meeanee
Napier
New Plymouth
Omakere
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Opotiki
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Otane
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Pakowhai
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Papakura
Porangahau
Port Ahuriri
Pukahu
Pukeora
Puketapu
Puketitiri
Putorino
Rissington
Rotorua
Ruataniwha
Sherenden
Stratford
Taihape
Taradale
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Taupo
Tauranga
Te Aute
Te Haroto
Te Pohue
Tikokino
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Description

Surnames in this programme –
Alexander, Amner, Archer, Armstrong, Arthur, Bailey, Barlow, Beach, Berry, Boston, Bowland, Bromley Hill, Buckley Bullivant, Chambers, Clarke, Clothier, Collier, Connolly, Crabbe, Crabtree, Dadson, Daily, Dallimore, Etheridge, Fuller, George, Girling, Hamilton, Hardgrave, Harris, Hawke, Hayes, Ireland, Longney, Macdonald, Madigan, McCutcheon, McGhee, McKenzie, McNab, Medcalf, Mitchell, Nalder, Neal, Nicol, Player, Pollock, Portas, Pothan, Poynter, Presling, Quarrie, Ranald, Rogers, Sang, Skittrup, Spencer, Spiller, Spiller, Stuart, Tanner, Trevor, Venables, Vercoe, Walker, Waters, Webster, White, Wilkie, Williams, Wright

Business / Organisation

Napier Frivolity Minstrels

Date published

1946

Format of the original

Leaflet

Accession number

455242

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