Programme 1948 – 51st Annual Performance “Aladdin”

NAPIER FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS

Present

The Gorgeous Pantomime

“ALADDIN”

Municipal Theatre,
Napier,
SAT., MON. & SAT.,
November
20th, 22nd & 27th,
1948.

SOUVENIR PROGRAMME
6d

51st
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE

EDGAR MAYLETT – 47.

The Frivolity Minstrels

Present The Gorgeous Pantomime

“ALADDIN”

A SPARKLING MUSICAL PRESENTATION IN THREE SCENES,

President: C. H. WILKIE.
House Manager: HECTOR CHAPMAN.
Stage Manager: L. HARDGRAVE.
Ballets and Dances arranged by IVENA POTHAN.
Musical Orchestration by CECILE BROMLEY HILL.

An All-Star Cast of Popular Players

Bones:
PERCY SPILLER
ROY GIRLING

Interlocutor:
BILL QUARRIE

Tambos:
IVENA POTHAN
NORMAN ETHERIDGE

Stella Chambers, Joyce Player, Marcia Nicol, Doris McKenzie, Mary Harris, Ngaire Arthur, Noeline Colbert, June Pothan, Nola Skittrup, Irene Duncan.

Wally Ireland, Ben Fuller, Cecil Neal, Robert Wright, Jack McGhee, Keith Graham, Russel Spencer, Syd. Birks, Bill Nichol.

Frivs’ Grand Orchestra:
Piano: Cecile Bromley Hill (Musical Directress), Violins: W. P. Mitchell, E. Collier, G. Stuart. Flute: Alan Clarke. Clarionet: Royston Nalder. Bass: Dorothy Smith. Cornet: Bert Boston. Trombone: P. J. S. George. Drums and Effects: Vic Viggers.

PART ONE
1 – Overture: “Steps of Glory” No. 1   The Friv. Orchestra
2 – Theme Song: “The Briny”   The Company
3 – Comic Song: “Who Were You With Last Night”   Ngaire Arthur
4 – Ballad: “The Stars Will Remember”   Mary Harris
5 – Comic Song: “I’m Going Back To My Wife”   Roy Girling
6 – English Success: “They Didn’t Believe Me”   Doris McKenzie
7 – Novelty: “It’s Love-Love-Loverly”   Nola Skittrup
8 – Piano Accordions: “Scotch Medley” Cecil Neal, Jack McGhee, Ben Fuller, Syd Birks and Irene Duncan
9 – Septette: “Her Bathing Suit Never Got Wet”   The Glamour Girls
10 – March Song: “New Zealand”   Robert Wright
11 – Waltz Melody: “Cruising Down The River”   Joyce Player
12 – Tap Dance: “Too Many Irons In The Fire”   Keith Graham
13 – Aussie Song: “Take Me Back To Bendigo”   Bill Quarrie
14 – Ballad: “A Star Fell From Heaven”   Stella Chambers
15 – End Song: “Steam Boat Bill”   Ivena Pothan
16 – Request: “On The Road To Mandalay”   Bill Nichol
17 – Dames Comic: “One Of The Back Row Girls”   Wally Ireland
18 –  Finale   The Company

PART TWO

The Frivolity Minstrels

PRESENT THE GORGEOUS PANTOMIME

“ALADDIN”

A Revised and Up-To-Date Adaptation – A Sparkling Musical Presentation in Three Scenes.

Cast of Characters:
The Widow Twankey   Wally Ireland
Aladdin   Joyce Player
Hi-Lo   Roy Girling
Abanazar   Ivena Pothan
Lady Tourist   Marcia Nicol
Tourist   Robert Wright
Zulieka   Mary Harris
The Princess   Doris McKenzie
Slave of the Lamp and Ring – Bill Quarrie

SCENE 1 – WIDOW TWANKEY’S KITCHEN:
Episode 1 – Overture: “Steps of Glory” No. 2.   The Friv. Orchestra
Episode 2 – Chorus: “Chinatown To-Night”   The Company
Episode 3 – Solo: “Poor Old Widow Twankey”   Widow Twankey
Episode 4 – Solo: “Pansies”   Aladdin

SCENE 2 – OUTSIDE THE CAVE
Episode 5 – Overture “On The Square”   The Friv. Orchestra
Episode 6 – Song and Dance: “The Cuckoo”   Singers: Stella Chambers, Nola Skittrup, Ngaire Arthur, Mary Harris.
The Dancers: Marcia Nicol, June Pothan, Noeline Colbert.
Episode 7 – Ballad: “Love’s Old Sweet Song”   The Princess
Episode 8 – The Palace Band: “Swiss Waltz and March”   Cecil Neal, Jack McGhee, Ben Fuller, Syd. Birks and Irene Duncan
Episode 9 – The Royal Dancer: “China Town, My China Town”   Keith Graham
Episode 10 – Latest Success: “Bye Bye So Long For Now”   Robert Wright and Company

SCENE 3 – WIDOW TWANKEY’S KITCHEN:
Overture: “Virgin Islands”   The Friv. Orchestra
Episode 11 – Duet: “When Uncle Comes Strolling Home”   Twankey and Aladdin
Episode 12 – Duet: “Yesterday”   The Princess and Aladdin
Episode 13 – Song and Dance: “In My Harem”   Abanazar and Ballet
Episode 14 – Trio: “Wearing of The Grin”   Princess, Twankey and Aladdin
Episode 15 – Patriotic: “Gentlemen the King”   Bill Nichol
Episode 16 – Finale: “China Town To-Night”   The Company

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, Vic. Viggers, D.F.C.

THE FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS,
DURING THE PAST 50 YEARS, HAVE GIVEN PERFORMANCES AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
Bay View
Cambridge
Clive
Dannevirke
Elsthorpe
Eltham
Eskdale
Featherston
Feilding
Fernhill
Gisborne
Greenmeadows
Greytown
Hamilton
Hastings
Haumoana
Havelock
Kaitawa
Martinborough
Masterton
Meeanee
Napier
New Plymouth
Omakere
Onga Onga
Opotiki
Otane
Opunake
Paki Paki
Pakowhai
Palmerston North
Papakura
Porangahau
Port Ahuriri
Pukahu
Pukeora
Puketapu
Puketitiri
Putorino
Rissington
Rotorua
Ruataniwha
Sherenden
Stratford
Taihape
Taradale
Taumarunui
Taupo
Tauranga
Te Aute
Te Haroto
Te Pohue
Tikokino
Waikoau
Waimarama
Waipawa
Waipukurau
Wairoa
Wanganui
Wellington
Westshore
Whakatane
Whakatu

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Description

Surnames in this programme –
Alexander, Amner, Archer, Armstrong, Arthur, Bailey, Beach, Birks, Boston, Bromley Hill, Buckley, Bullivant, Chambers, Chapman, Clarke, Clothier, Colbert, Collier, Connolly, Crabbe, Crabtree, Dadson, Daily, Dallimore, Duncan, Etheridge, Fuller, George, Girling, Graham, Hamilton, Hardgrave, Harris, Hawke, Hayes, Ireland, Longney, McCutcheon, McGhee, McKenzie, McNab, Medcalf, Mitchell, Nalder, Neal, Nichol, Player, Pollock, Pothan, Poynter, Quarrie, Rogers, Skittrup, Smith, Spencer, Spiller, Stuart, Trevor, Venables, Vercoe, Viggers, Walker, Wilkie, Williams, Wright

Business / Organisation

Napier Frivolity Minstrels

Date published

20, 22, 27 November 1948

Format of the original

Leaflet

Accession number

455787

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