• 1(pic)1+ca.1(sx)0/01.btbn.0/2perc/acn.pf.hp/str
  • off-stage chorus
  • 2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, Tenor, Baritone, Bass Baritone, Bass
  • 1 hr 30 min

Programme Note


A poignant backstage comedy set in 1930. The stock market has just crashed and the vaudeville performers at the great and ornate Majestic Theatre see that the new talking movies signal the end of an era. To provide a period flavour, the composer has included bits of popular old songs and the libretto includes fragments of actual vaudeville routines and reminiscences of celebrated vaudevillians, particularly the colorful Eddie Cantor.

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Full Score - Act II