Programme 1949 – 52nd Annual Performance and “Bluebeard”

NAPIER FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS

Present

The Gorgeous Pantomime

”BLUEBEARD”

Municipal Theatre
Napier
SAT., MON. & SAT.,
November
12th, 14th & 19th,
1949.

SOUVENIR PROGRAMME
6d.

52nd ANNUAL PERFORMANCE

EDGAR MAYLETT – 47

The Frivolity Minstrels

. . PRESENT . .

Their 1949 Minstrel Show

President: C. H. WILKIE.
House Manager: HECTOR CHAPMAN.
Stage Manager: L. HARDGRAVE.
Secretary: S. P. SPILLER.
Business Manager; J. V. WALLIS.
Ballets and Dances arranged by IVENA POTHAN.
Musical Orchestration by CECILE BROMLEY HILL.

An All-Star Cast of Popular Players

Bones:
LEN. DADSON
CLIFF EAST

Interlocutor:
BILL QUARRIE

Tambos:
IVENA POTHAN
NORMAN ETHERIDGE

Merrie Bowland, Joyce Player, Marcia Nicol, Doris McKenzie, Mary Harris, Ngaire Arthur, June Pothan, Colleen Woods. Nola Skittrup, Audrey Wilton.

Wally Ireland, Ben Fuller, Robert Wright, Jack McGhee, Keith Graham, Bill Nichol, Ron Sang.

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

PART ONE
1 – Overture: “Sousa on Parade”   The Friv. Orchestra
2 – Theme Song: “The Briny”   The Company
3 – Comic Song: “I’m Afraid to go Home in the Dark”   Ngaire Arthur
4 – English Success: “Don’t Make a Song About It, Sing”   Robert Wright
5 – Ballad: “As The Years Roll By”   Mary Harris
6 – Coon Song: “Alabama Coon”   Norman Etheridge
7 – Novelty: “Go Home, Your Mother Wants You”   Nola Skittrup
8 – Piano Accordions: “Old Time Favourites”   Ben Fuller, Jack McGhee, Ron Sang
9 – Ballad: “The Flower Seller”   Doris McKenzie
10 – Tap Dance: “Powder Your Face With Sunshine”   Keith Graham
11 – Sextette: “A Shanty in Ypsilanti” “Cuddle Me in the Clover”   The Glamour Girls
12 – End Song: “Wooden Hut”   Len Dadson
13 – Ballad: “Let’s Make Memories”   Joyce Player
14 – Request: “Sallie Horner”   Bill Nichol
15 – Popular: “Wheezy Anna”   Ivena Pothan
16 – Dames Comic: “Why Am I Always The Bridesmaid”   Wally Ireland
17 – Finale:   The Company

PART TWO

The Frivolity Minstrels

PRESENT THE GORGEOUS PANTOMIME

“BLUEBEARD”

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

Cast of Characters:
Bluebeard   Bill Quarrie
Fatima   Doris McKenzie
Anne   Wally Ireland
Toby   Ivena Pothan
The Captain   Joyce Player
Ben Ali   Robert Wright
Sheik Ishmel   Bill Nichol
The Dancer   Audrey Wilton
The Sailor   Keith Graham

SCENE – OUTSIDE BLUEBEARD’S PALACE.
Episode 1 – Overture: “The Four Horsemen”   The Friv. Orchestra
Episode 2 – Chorus: “Sahara”   Ben Ali and the Company
Episode 3 – Solo: “I’ll Be Your Bluebird”   Anne
Episode 4 – Duet: “The Coffee Pot”   Anne and Toby
Episode 5 – Song and Dance: “Persian Rosebud”   Sheik Ishmel and Ballet
Episode 6 – The Palace Band: “Repaz Band March”   Ben Fuller, Jack McGhee, Ron Sang
Episode 7 – Song: “I’m Not The Chap Called Nero”   Bluebeard
Episode 8 – Ballad: “Rackety Coo”   Fatima and Company
Episode 9 – Trio: “I’m Going To Marry Old Bluebeard”   Fatima, Anne and Toby
Episode 10 – Song and Dance; “Buttons and Bows”   Toby and the Sun-Kissed Ballet
Episode 11 – Gavotte: “Mignon”   Audrey Wilton
Episode 12 – Tap Dance: “Anchors Aweigh”   Keith Graham
Episode 13 – Song: “The Navy”   The Captain
Episode 14 – Duet: “Let The Rest of the World Go By”   Fatima and the Captain
Episode 15 – Finale: “Sahara” The Company

BALLET –  Marcia Nicol, Mary Harris, Ngaire Arthur, Merrie Bowland, June Pothan, Nola Skittrup, Colleen Woods, Audrey Wilton.

MEN’S CHORUS – Len Dadson, Norman Etheridge, Cliff East, Ben Fuller, Ron Sang, Jack McGhee.

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List of Performances.
THE FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS,
DURING THE PAST 51 YEARS, HAVE GIVEN PERFORMANCES AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
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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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Printed by Venables, Willis, Napier.

Original digital file

BartlettMD1813-2_NFM52ndAnnualPerformance_1949.pdf

Business / Organisation

Napier Frivolity Minstrels

Date published

12, 14, 19 November 1949

Format of the original

Leaflet

People

  • Ngaire Arthur
  • Bert Boston
  • Merrie Bowland
  • Cecile Bromley Hill
  • Alan Clarke
  • E Collier
  • Len Dadson
  • Cliff East
  • Norman Etheridge
  • Ben Fuller
  • Keith Graham
  • P J S George
  • Mary Harris
  • Wally Ireland
  • Jack McGhee
  • Doris McKenzie
  • W P Mitchell
  • Marcia Nicol
  • Bill Nichol
  • Ivena Pothan
  • June Pothan
  • Joyce Player
  • Bill Quarrie
  • Ron Sang
  • Nola Skittrup
  • Dorothy Smith
  • S P Spiller
  • G Stuart
  • Vic Viggers
  • J V Wallis
  • C H Wilkie
  • Audrey Wilton
  • Colleen Woods
  • Robert Wright

Accession number

455826

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