THE NAPIER FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS PRESENTS
66th MINSTREL SHOW
AN ALL-STAR CAST OF POPULAR PLAYERS
Mr Bones: TREV. DOCKARY
Rastus: TREVOR ATKINS
Sambo: VIC VIGGERS
Moses: BOB ROSS
Adrianne Bangs Annette McCutcheon Jack Crisp
Vicky Dunbar Yvonne Skinner Ted Gardiner
Sylvia Kellond Janet Stevenson Peter Kellond
Jill O’Brien Helen Winter Wilson McIntyre
Julienne Owen Diane Wharton Murray Nattrass
Damaris McConnell Edwin Brown Don Stuart
Bernice McConnell Brian Stevenson
Producer; JOCK STEVENSON
Dance and Ballet Routines SHIRLEY HANLEY. Chorus Arrangements: CECIL FITZWATER.
1 – It’s Curtain Time and away we go – “ANOTHER OPENIN’, ANOTHER SHOW.”
2 – The evergreen question: “WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?” – Janet Stevenson, Mr Interlocutor, Mr Bones, Mr Rastus, Mr Moses, Mr Sambo (and the chorus).
3 – When you think of the “Blues” you think of the “South.” And that’s what Mr Sambo is thinking of when he tells you how it all began: “BIRTH OF THE BLUES.”
4 – Voices in harmony never fall to appeal, especially in numbers like “BEAUTIFUL OHIO.” Adrienne Bangs and Yvonne Skinner lead in, the girls give support and the boys come in to complete the picture.
5 – You can find just about anything in a “Five and Ten Cents Store,” but Jack Crisp found a “MILLION DOLLAR BABY.”
6 – It’s surprising what goes on around this place “SO EARLY IN THE MORNING.”
7 – The big city is a mighty lonely place when you haven’t a friend. Peter Kellond tells just how it feels to have “JUST ME AND MY SHADOW” (with Jill O’Brien and Julienne Owen).
8 – If you ask the “darkies” which is the finest place on earth they’ll be quick to tell you: “CAROLINA IN THE MORNING.” Mr Bones, Mr Rastus, Mr Moses and Mr Sambo.
9 – Night time down South pictured in song and word in “SLEEPYTIME DOWN SOUTH.” The Company.
10 – Out for revenge for a dastardly deed: “THE SPANIARD THAT BLIGHTED MY LIFE.” Don Stuart and Ted Gardiner.
11 – Away up in the stars as he recalls a memorable evening; “STARS FELL ON ALABAMA.” Brian Stevenson.
12 – Time to celebrate after “LOADING UP THE MANDY LEE.” Mr Moses and the Company.
13 – The world will always welcome lovers “AS TIME GOES BY,” sings Ted Gardiner.
14 – A lonesome darkie longs for his homeland because he’s just “A CAROLINA ROLLING STONE.” Mr Rastus.
15 – “WHAT’S COOKIN’?” with Vic Viggers.
16 – There’s nothing more stirring than a good old Gospel song, so the Frivs sing out to ring the curtain down with “HALLELUJAH.”
NAPIER FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS ORCHESTRA
Musical Director: CECIL FITZWATER. Piano: Winston Foster. Violins: Stuart Elton, George Stuart. Trumpet: Stuart Boston. Trombone: Douglas Robinson, Saxophone: William Mayo. Clarinet: Cliff Jones. Bass: Leon Speakman, ‘Cello: Patricia Jones. Drums: Geoff Pell and Jock Seton.
(A Sparkling Circus Merry-go-Round in Two Scenes)
(An Original Version Written and Produced by SID HENNEY)
Ballet and Routines, Shirley Hanley. Music and Chorus Work, Cecil Fitzwater. Costumes, Jill O’Brien, Scenery, Ian Barber. Additional Chorus Assistance by Jock Stevenson).
CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
PROFESSOR HUGO POPOFF (The Ringmaster) JACK CRISP
CLANCY (A Barker) TREV. ATKINS
“SHEERLUCK” JONES (Head of the Neva-Sleep Investigating Agency) VIC VIGGERS
DOCTOR FLOTSUM (His Associate) BOB ROSS
BLOTTO (A Clown) SYLVIA KELLOND
BOKKO (A Clown) JANET STEVENSON
GUS (A Barker) WILSON McINTYRE
ZEPPO (A Barker) DON STUART
CARLO (A Barker) BRIAN STEVENSON
POPO (The Puppet) JULIENNE OWEN
THE MIGHTY MARVELLO (The Magician) TREV. DOCKARY
MITZI (The Popcorn Seller) ADRIANNE BANGS
ZAZA (The Glamorous Eastern Dancer) JILL O’BRIEN
RICARDO the GREAT (Marvello’s Assistant) PETER KELLOND
LOLITA (The Brazilian Bombshell) DAMARIS McCONNELL
BONZO (A Clown) RON WILLIS
FLOSSIE (Pierrette) YVONNE SKINNER
JUAN (“The Spanish Sharpshooter) TED GARDINER
ATLAS (The Strongman) MURRAY NATTRASS
CHIEF LITTLE BEAR EDWIN BROWN
ONE-SHOT McCOY WILSON McINTYRE
CALAMITY JANE BERNICE McCONNELL
TRINA (The Trapeze Artist) ANN. McCUTCHEON
LAUGHING WATER (The Indian Girl) HELEN WINTER
ROSALITA (The Bareback Rider) DIANE WHARTON
GYPSY ROSE (Gypsy Fortune Teller) VICKY DUNBAR
Scene 1 – A Day in the Life of the Happidaze Circus – Early Afternoon.
Scene 2 – A Day in the Life of the Happidaze Circus – That Night.
Stage Managers – DOUGLAS HARDGRAVE, BRIAN VIGGERS
HARDGRAVE BROTHERS (assistance Napier and Hastings shows).
GRAHAM STEWART, A. W. COLLEY and WAYNE HARMAN (Photos).
IAN BARBER (Devising and Construction of Stove).
FRED BURTON (Programme Cover)
GWYN ACE (Publicity Posters).
LIONEL FLEMING (Sword)
HARRIS HATS (Hats).