Programme 1966 – 70th Minstrel Show and “Krazidaze”

Napier Frivolity Minstrels

PRESENT

“Krazidaze”

or “a night at the Uproar”

and . . . .

their 70th Minstrel Show

MUNICIPAL THEATRE – NAPIER – 1966
Including Extended Country Tour of Hawke’s Bay

SOUVENIR PROGRAMME 1/-

Message from the President
Tonight you are seeing the 70th annual performance by the “Frivs”. It is the sincere wish of the Company that you find it relaxing and entertaining as this is what the show is always designed to achieve.

To mark the 70th year, the “Frivs” have put back the clock many years and for the second half of the programme are presenting a show based on the old time music hall pattern . . . something akin to the early shows of the Company before the turn of the century and in the years before the second half pantomime became a feature.

This year you will find new faces in the Company and miss some of the former ones. To the new members of the company we say “welcome” and to those who have left our ranks we say “thanks”.

And to you, our public, we say welcome to the show and thank you for your continued support.

Photo caption –
WALLY IRELAND
(President)

Production Personnel
Jock Stevenson
(Producer)
The production of Krazidaze and 70th Minstrel Show by Jock Stevenson is his first complete show for the Frivs. However, this year he has relinquished the post of Interlocutor to Ian Connell and the Frivs express their thanks to him for good work in this important role over the past few years.

Jock has been associated with Theatre work and Napier shows dating back to beyond the 1939-45 war. In private capacity he is the Managing-Secretary of the Napier Development Assn. (Inc,).

Shirley Hanley
(Ballet Mistress)
The Frivs are pleased to have Shirley Hanley as Ballet Mistress once again. This is the fifth production she has handled for the Company and it is a happy association for Shirley brings to the exacting task fresh ideas and a happy knack of getting everyone to give of their best.

In private life she has a Ballet School of her own and is a prominent teacher in Hawke’s Bay ballet circles.

Cecil Fitzwater
(Musical Director)
Once again Cecil Fitzwater is the Frivs’ Musical Director, a position he has filled with distinction for the past four years. Besides preparing the Company in choral and harmony work he has the onerous task of orchestrating all the music of his orchestra.

Cecil is himself an accomplished musician on a number of instruments and is widely recognised for his ability as a trainer and conductor of brass bands and choral groups.

Last season he won acclaim as Musical Director for the Hastings Light Opera Company’s production of “Valley of Song” and has been re-appointed for the new production of “Brigadoon”. He is also at present conductor of the Hastings Citizens Band.

Page ONE

70th MINSTREL SHOW

WITH THE

COMPANY OF 1966

IN THE CIRCLE

Interlocutor
IAN CONNELL

Mr Bones: TREV DOCKARY
Mr Rastus: SID HARDGRAVE
Mr Sambo: JOCK STEVENSON
Mr Moses: BOB ROSS

JEANETTE HARDGRAVE   MARION GEORGE   TED GARDINER  STELLA ASTWOOD   HELEN WINTER   CARL JAMIESON   KERRY BLACK   VALANCY STENT   RICHARD MANNING   JANICE BLAIR   CHRISTINE SHARPE   TOM TAYLOR  JENNY DAILY   JENNY STEPHENS   ROGER WILLIAMS   BARBARA ELLIOTT   LARRAINE ULYATT
BALLET   JACKIE WEST   JOY MISKIN   JACQUELYN GRAHAM   PAT AFFLECK

“SWING ALONG WITH THE FRIVS.”
Producer: JOCK STEVENSON

Routines and Ballet: SHIRLEY HANLEY.
Chorus Master: CECIL FITZWATER

1:   The curtain goes up to: “ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW”.
2:   Mr Interlocutor tells the secret of happiness: “KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART”.
3:   Mr Bones recalls some happy memories: “I USED TO SIGH FOR THE SILV’RY MOON”.
4:   Strange things always seem to happen: “SO EARLY IN THE MORNING” – with the Sextette.
5:   An old favourite in harmony by the Frivettes: “WHISPERING”.
6:   All the nice girls love a sailor, particularly, “THE SAILOR WITH THE NAVY BLUE EYES”.
7:   Mr Sambo had a big surprise at the movie show when he saw his old home town: “DOWN WHERE THE SWANEE RIVER FLOWS”.
8:   In response to innumerable requests Ted Gardiner sings again that lovely evergreen: “RAMONA”.
9:   Guess who’s struttin’ down the street? Why it’s: “MR TAPTOE”.
10:   Carl Jamieson invites you to climb: “ THAT STAIRWAY TO THE STARS”.
11:   It’s really home sweet home for the darkies in “DREAMY ALABAMA”. Mr Bones, Mr Rastus, Mr Moses and Mr Sambo.
12:   Jeanette Hardgrave must have Spring fever, ’cause she sings: “IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING”.
13:   If you take the advice of Mr Moses you’ll “SEE DIXIE FIRST”.
14:   Stella Astwood’s happy because she says: “EVERYTHING’S IN RHYTHM WITH MY HEART”.
15:   The Frivs love everybody so they: “SAY IT WITH MUSIC”.

Ladies & gentlemen …
the Frivs invite You to …
“Krazidaze”
A Music Hall Presentation in which we Hope you will see a number of Local Artistes …
During the Performance – Ladies please remove Hats – Only.
Gentlemen may not expectorate on the floor.
It is Hoped that Firstly you will see … A Sketch.
Patrons … please feel FREE to Chew Lollies or Slurp Ice Creams – it won’t affect the Performers + + + it might improve them.
IF all goes well You will now Hear: An Opera Singer (with tonsils removed)
Smoking Prohibited but Coughing still aloud …
Do not leave chewing gum on seat – next person may stick to it!
According to the Programme the next Artiste is a Hypnotist
The sounding of Bugles or Euphoniums in the Audience during the Performance will be Frowned Upon
Scrutiny of the schedule of Performers shows that about here you should hear a Trumpet Player or two or three …
Voiciferous Approval or … Disapproval of the Artistes is your privilege …
If the Players are ready – You will now see another Sketch.
*Mothers – Children may be taken to the Cloakroom during the singing of “The Waters of Minnie Tonka”
Patrons should at this point clear their ears and hearken to: A Singer (with Ballet) – followed by: A Cowboy (without Ballet)
An opportunity will be given here for Hiring of Telescopes & Binoculars
Children under 16 should now leave.
Old Men – WAKE UP – this is for you A Stripper!!
The Company take You “Around the World”

Page THREE

THE FOUR CORNERMEN WITH MR INTERLOCUTOR. (Left to Right): Trevor Dockary (Mr Bones), Jock Stevenson (Mr Sambo), Ian Connell (Mr Interlocutor), Sid Hardgrave (Mr Rastus), Bob Ross (Mr Moses).

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Page FIVE

NOW MEET  . . .

IAN BARBER
Another Friv who has been associated with the Company for some 15 years. Ian has been Scene Designer and Painter during this time and his work has been a feature of all Friv. Productions.

A sample of his work is the fine Cloth depicting a view of Napier City and foreshore – this night scene has been very favourably commented upon.

BETTY HAGUE
Hon. Pianiste for the Frivs is Betty Hague, a position she filled last year with distinction. The Frivs are pleased to have her in this important position once again – in fact, they hope she will be available for a few years yet to come.

In private life Betty is a teacher of pianoforte and organist for the Napier Catholic Church.

SID HENNEY
For the first time since 1952 Sid Henney will not be associated with the Production side. During this time he has written and produced 15 musical shows and pantomimes for the Frivs. Although this side of the Company does not require his attention this year, in his other capacity as Secretary he finds many other duties to occupy his time and interest. An interest still as keen as in other years.

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THE MINSTREL CIRCLE (from left): Pat Affleck, “MR BONES” (Trevor Dockary), “MR SAMBO” (Jock Stevenson), Marion George, Janice Blair, Valancy Stent, Tom Taylor, Christine Sharpe, Helen Winter, Richard Manning, Jenny Stephens, “MR INTERLOCUTOR” (Ian Connell), Jeanette Hardgrave, Carl Jamieson, Kerry Black, Larraine Ulyatt, Ted Gardiner, Jenny Daily, Val Elliot, Stella Astwood, “MR RASTUS” (Sid Hardgrave), “MR MOSES” (Bob Ross), Jackie West. (Absent from picture: Barbara Elliott, Roger Williams, Jacquelyn Graham, Joy Miskin).

ORCHESTRA
CECIL FITZWATER (Musical Director)
BETTY HAGUE (Pianiste)

ALAN CLARKE
(Flute)

PAT JONES
(Cello)

STUART BOSTON
(Trumpet)

GEORGE STUART
(Violin)

DAVE KITT
(Trombone)

ROY ROBINSON
(Trumpet)

JOHN HALE
(Drums & Effects)

LEON SPEAKMAN
(Bass)

STUART ELTON
(Violin)

DOUG. ROBINSON
(Trombone)

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Page NINE

More of the Production and Back Stage Teams

JOAN COLWILL
(Wardrobe)

NORM ETHERIDGE
(House Manager)

ELIZABETH JOHNSON
(Wardrobe)

BRIAN VIGGERS
(Stage Manager)

KEN KITE
(Lighting)

DOUG HARDGRAVE
(Stage Manager)

ALAN ROGERS
(Front of House)

ALAN JOHNSON
(Back Stage)

RAY SINGLE
(Sound)

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Description

Surnames in this programme –
Affleck, Astwood, Barber, Black, Blair, Boston, Clarke, Colwill, Connell, Daily, Dockary, Elliott, Elton, Etheridge, Fitzwater, Gardiner, George, Graham, Hague, Hale, Hanley, Hardgrave, Henney, Ireland, Jamieson, Johnson, Jones, Kite, Kitt, Manning, McLachlan, Miskin, Robinson, Robinson, Rogers, Ross, Sharpe, Single, Speakman, Stent, Stephens, Stevenson, Stuart, Sutton, Taylor, Ulyatt, Viggers, West, Williams, Winter

Business / Organisation

Napier Frivolity Minstrels

Date published

1966

Format of the original

Booklet

Accession number

454006

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