Victor Herbert recordings

BABES IN TOYLAND (1903)

An Operetta in Two Acts Two Acts

Music by Victor Herbert Book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough

CBT04O-2C   BABES IN TOYLAND............................................................$20
Stage performance, complete with dialog Wind quintet & keyboard accomp.

The Comic Opera Guild commissioned Thomas Petiet to restructure the show to make it briefer and more entertaining. Certain numbers were cut, and others replaced, while the plot was completely revised. The show was orchestrated for piano and wind quintet, and has been produced often, especially for young audiences. The lyrics are mostly original and the dialog is snappy enough to appeal to all ages.

Babes in Toyland
ACT 1
Overture................................................................................. Orchestra
Mother Goose (from Sweethearts)......................................... Mother
Slumber Deep........................................................................ Mother
Never Mind, Bo Peep............................................................ Bo Peep & Children
Mary, Mary.............................................................................Chorus
If I Were On The Stage (from Mademoiselle Modiste)......... Mary, Mary
Song of the Poet.................................................................... Tom,Tom & Children
Put Down Six.........................................................................Widow & Children
Floretta................................................................................... Tom, Tom & Children

ACT 2
Forest Music........................................................................... Orchestra
In The Toymaker’s Workshop................................................Orchestra
Castle In Spain....................................................................... Mary, Mary
Toyland.................................................................................. Toymaker
Before and After.................................................................... Barnaby
Finale Misterioso.................................................................... Orchestra
March of the Wooden Soldiers............................................... Orchestra
Finale...................................................................................... Company

Cast

MOTHER...........................................................................................Rebecca Engelhard
TOM, TOM, THE PIPER’S SON, the hero....................................... Michael Parr
MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY, the heroine........................... Sara Emerson
BARNABY, the villain....................................................................... Thomas Petiet
THE WIDOW FLORSHEIM............................................................ Patricia Petiet
LITTLE BO-PEEP............................................................................. Colleen Stano
LITTLE BOY BLUE........................................................................... Tom Holmes
POLLY (put the kettle on)................................................................ Katy Rankin
LITTLE MISS MUFFETT................................................................. Erin Ginger
BOBBY SHAFTOE............................................................................ Fred Estabrook
LITTLE JACK HORNER...................................................................Tim Falk
JACK................................................................................................. Paul Holtz
JILL ...................................................................................................Erica Ruff
LUCY LOCKET................................................................................. Kimberley Dethlefsen
RED RIDING HOOD, later MAMA DOLL...................................... Sara Mayman
SIMPLE SIMON............................................................................... Tom Skylis
THE TOYMAKER............................................................................. George Valenta
THE KOP, later MARMADUKE........................................................Margaret Counihan

THE COG ENSEMBLE Hillary Owen (Flute), Susan Bissiri (Oboe), David Snyder (Clarinet), George Ash (Bassoon), Danielle Ibrahim (Horn),
Matt Kulbacki (Piano) Conducted by Cathy O’Shaughnessy

Recorded December, 2004

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