Programme 1952 – 54th Annual Performance and “Red Riding Hood”

NAPIER FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS

Present

The Sparkling Pantomime

“RED RIDING HOOD”

Municipal Theatre,
Napier,
SAT., MARCH 1st,
Municipal Theatre,
Hastings.
Mon., 18th FEBRUARY, 1952.

SOUVENIR PROGRAMME
6d.

54TH ANNUAL PERFORMANCE

EDGAR MAYLETT – 47

The Frivolity Minstrels

. . PRESENT . .

Their 1951 Minstrel Show

President: C. H. WILKIE.

House Managers: HECTOR CHAPMAN.
BILL QUARRIE.

Stage Manager: L. HARDGRAVE.

Secretary and Business Manager: J. V. WALLIS.

Ballets and Dances arranged by IVENA POTHAN.

Musical Orchestration by EDWARD COLLIER.

An All-Star Cast of Popular Players

Bones:
LEN DADSON
NORMAN ETHERIDGE.

Interlocutor:
BERT EARNEY

Tambos:
IVENA POTHAN
DON LIPP.

June Pothan, Vilma Jones, Marion McFarland, June Bainbridge, Maureen Gardner, Mona Owen, Vonda Daniels, Isobel Eckholds, Joan Leonard.

Vic Viggers, Trevor Dockery, Ron Sang, Bill Mayo, Jock Donaldson, Graham Guilford.

Frivs.’ Grand Orchestra:
Piano: Winifred Quarrie, A.T.C.L., L.R.S.M. (Musical Directress),   Violins: Edward Collier, Bill Mitchell, George Stuart.   Flute: Alan Clarke,   Bass: Dorothy Smith.   Cornet: Bert Boston.   Trombone: Percy George.   Drums and Effects: Royce Nalder.

PART ONE
1 – Overture: “Selected’   The Friv. Orchestra
2 – Opening Chorus: “Sing as we go”   The Company
3 – Ballad: “Au Revoir”   Vilma Jones
4 – Coon Song: “Dixieland”   Norman Etheridge
5 – Popular Waltz Theme: “Lovely Lake in Loveland”   Trevor Dockary
6 – Comedy: “Maggie”   Joan Leonard
7 – Accordianaires:   Marion, Isobel, Bill and Ron
8 – Al Jolson Favourite: “Carolina”   Don Lipp
9 – Ballad: “Hometown”   Vonda Daniels
10 – Scotch Melody: “Scottish Samba”   Jock Donaldson
11 – Coon Song: “Dusky Stevedore”   Len Dadson
12 – Ballad: “Springtime”   Mona Owen
13 – Comical Rhymes   The Glamour Boys
14 – Irish Melody: “Smiling Irish Eyes”   Graham Guilford
15 – 1951 Hit Tune: “Let’s Do It Again”   Ivena Pothan
16 – Novelty Number: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”   Vic Viggers
17 – Finale:   The Company

INTERVAL

PART TWO

The Frivolity Minstrels

PRESENT THE SPARKLING PANTOMIME

“Red Riding Hood”

A Revised and Up-to-Date Adaptation – A Sparkling Musical Presentation in Four Scenes.
Written by S. J. HENNEY.

Cast of Characters:
Rufus   Vic Viggers
Dame Hood   Norman Etheridge
Red Riding Hood   June Pothan
Baron Wolf   Ivena Pothan
John (the Woodman)   Vonda Daniels
Clarabella   Vilma Jones
Granny Hood   Len Dadson

SCENE ONE – STREET IN THE TOWN OF NURSERY.
Episode 1 – Overture:   Orchestra
Episode 2 – Opening Chorus: “You’re in Style”   Villagers
Episode 3 – Dame Song: “I was Only an Artist’s Model”   Dame Hood
Episode 4 – Barbers Song: “Money is the Root of All Evil”   Rufus
Episode 5 – Maids Chorus: “Cheerful Little Earful”   Village Maids
Episode 6 – Square Dance: “Hollywood Special”   Baron Wolf and Villagers
Episode 7 – Comic Duet: “Honey That Belongs To Me”   Dame Hood and Baron Wolf
Episode 8 – Piano Accordians: “Smiles That Make Us Happy”   Marion McFarland, Isobel Eckholds, Bill Mayo, Ron Sang.

SCENE TWO – PATHWAY THROUGH THE WOODS.
Episode 9 – Clarabella’s Outing: “When Moonbeams Softly Fall”   Village Maids
Episode 10 – Goblins Ballet: “The Dance of the Goblins”   Jock Donaldson, Don Lipp, Bert Earney, Graham Guilford, Trevor Dockery.
Episode 11 – Song: “I Wish I Knew”   Red Riding Hood

SCENE THREE – A ROOM IN GRANNY HOOD’S HOUSE.
Episode 12 – Comedy: “I’m Knitting a Singlet for Cecil”   Granny Hood
Episode 13 – Duet: “By The Fireside”   Red and John

SCENE FOUR — STREET SCENE.
Episode 14 – Entr’acte   Orchestra
Episode 15 – Autumn Ballet: “When the Leaves Come Tumbling Down”   Jock Donaldson, Don Lipp, Graham Guilford, Trevor Dockerey.
Episode 16 – Duet “I Love to Live in Loveland”   Red and John
Episode 17 – Finale: “You’re in Style When You’re Wearing A Smile”   Company

BALLET – Marion McFarland, June Bainbridge, Maureen Gardner, Mona Owen, Isobel Eckholds, Joan Leonard.

MEN’S CHORUS – Trevor Dockery, Ron Sang, Bill Mayo, Jock Donaldson, Graham Guilford, Bert Earney, Don Lipp.

MUSIC BY – EBBLEWHITE & CO. (London).
WIGS BY – WALLER BROS. (London).

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Taupo
Tauranga
Te Aute
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Te Pohue
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Original digital file

BartlettMD1813-2_NFM54thAnnualPerformanceHastings_1951.pdf

Business / Organisation

Napier Frivolity Minstrels

Date published

1 March, 18 February 1952

Format of the original

Leaflet

People

  • June Bainbridge
  • Bert Boston
  • Hector Chapman
  • Alan Clarke
  • Edward Collier
  • Len Dadson
  • Vonda Daniels
  • Trevor Dockery
  • Jock Donaldson
  • Bert Earney
  • Isobel Eckholds
  • Norman Etheridge
  • Maureen Gardner
  • Percy George
  • Graham Guilford
  • L Hardgrave
  • Vilma Jones
  • Joan Leonard
  • Don LIpp
  • Bill Mayo
  • Marion McFarland
  • Bill Mitchell
  • Royce Nalder
  • Mona Owen
  • Ivena Pothan
  • June Pothan
  • Bill Quarrie
  • Winifred Quarrie
  • Ron Sang
  • Dorothy Smith
  • George Stuart
  • Vic Viggers
  • J V Wallis

Accession number

457407

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