|SHOWBOAT - November 1970
The story, based on Edna Ferber's novel about life on a Mississippi show boat, tells parallel love stories of two doomed marriages.
Magnolia, the daughter of the Cotton Blossom's owner, falls in love and runs off to Chicago with a dashing riverboat gambler. Their marriage is wrecked by his love for Lady Luck, however, and her family brings the pregnant Magnolia back to the show boat to have her baby. Ultimately, she reconciles with her husband to give the marriage another try. The star singer on the Cotton Blossom, beautiful Julie LaVerne, and her husband run afoul of Southern law when the sheriff discovers that she is mulatto and her husband is white. They are forced to leave the show boat and flee because Southern law forbids miscegnation.
Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
SHOWBOAT first opened on Broadway on Dec 27 1927 and ran for 572 performances.
|Parthy Ann Hawkes
|Captain Andy Hawkes
|Ellie May Chipley
|Sheriff Ike Vallon
|Landlady, Mrs O'Brien
|Sonia Atkinson, Jean Brown, Christine Jones, Janet Smith
|Ladies of the Chorus
|Muriel Alford, Janis Allen, Sylvia Baylis, Audrey Blow, Anne Bezance, Jean Brown, Myra Clark, Hilda Coulstock, June Evans, June Jones, Beth Moores, Ann Peyton-Bruhl, Betty Smith, Janet Smith, Kay Prior
|Gentlemen of the Chorus
|Richard Barrett, John Beckwith, Colin Blow, Peter Blow, Ron Catcheside, John Clark, Trevor Chapman, Bill Coulstock, Don Hambling, Don Stewart, Stephen Greenwood, Charlie Gore, Chris Hogg, Rodney Holmes, Dennis Jones, Gene Sexton, Jerry Parkes, Tony Willcocks, Mike Wilson
|Producer & Choreographer
|Sound and Lighting
|Alan Ferdinando, Vera Bartlett, Edward Nadal
|William Blow, Ray Grant, Jeanette Parvin, Duncan McClellan