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Photo of Music Circus Company and Staff during 1950 production of "Show Boat"
1950 Music Circus Season Ticket Order Form


Dick Smart "The New Moon"
June 3 thru June 11, 1950

Starring
Dick Smart

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "The New Moon"



Dick Smart Jean Nelson "The Cat and the Fiddle"
June 13 thru June 18, 1950

Starring
Jean Nelson (Shirley Sheridan)
Dick Smart (Victor Florescu)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner



Dorothy MacNeil Arthur Kent "Song of Norway"
June 20 thru June 25, 1950

Starring
Arthur Kent (Edvard Grieg)
Dorothy MacNeil (Nina Hagerup)


View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "Song of Norway"



Annamary Dickey "Rio Rita"
June 27 thru July 2, 1950

Starring
Annamary Dickey (Rio Rita)
David Atkinson (Jim)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "Rio Rita"



Virginia Haskins Robert Shakleton "The Great Waltz"
July 4 thru July 9, 1950

Starring
Robert Shackleton (Johann Strauss, Jr.)
Virginia Haskins (Therese)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "The Great Waltz"



Dick Smart Dorothy Sandlin "Bloomer Girl"
July 11 thru July 16, 1950

Starring
Dorothy Sandlin (Evalina Appelgate)
Dick Smart (Jefferson Lightfoot Calhoun)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "Bloomer Girl"



St. John Terrell Leni Lynn "The Red Mill"
July 18 thru July 23, 1950

Starring
Leni Lynn (Gretchen, the Burgamaster's Daughter)
St. John Terrell ("Con" Kidder)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "The Red Mill"



George Lipton Elaine Stritch "Anything Goes"
July 25 thru July 30, 1950

Starring
Elaine Stritch (Reno Sweeney)
George Lipton (Reverend Dr. Moon)
Audrey Meadows (Hope Harcourt)

View the Playbill for this show.View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "Anything Goes"



Johnny Downs Audrey Meadows "No, No Nanette"
August 1 thru August 6, 1950

Starring
Audrey Meadows (Nanette)
Johnny Downs (Tom Trainor)
Elaine Stritch (Lucille Early)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "No, No Nanette"



George Lipton Virginia Haskins "Sari"
August 8 thru August 13, 1950

Starring
Virginia Haskins (Sari)
George Lipton (Pali Racz)

With
Robert Smith
Florenz Ames
Eileen Schauler
Howard Ross
Rowan Tudor


View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner    Read a synopsis of "Sari"



James Jamieson Dorothy MacNeil Wilton Clary "Brigadoon"
August 15 thru August 20, 1950

Starring
Wilton Clary (Tommy Albright)
Dorothy MacNeil (Fiona MacLaren)
James Jamieson (Harry Beaton)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "Brigadoon"



Johnny Downs Ann Crowley "Hit the Deck"
August 22 thru August 27, 1950

Starring
Ann Crowley (LouLou Martin)
Johnny Downs (Bilge Smith)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner    Read a synopsis of "Hit the Deck"



Jean Nelson John Tyers "The Chocolate Soldier"
August 29 thru September 3, 1950

Starring
Jean Nelson (Nadina, daughter of Colonel Popoff)
John Tyers (Bumerli, The Chocolate Soldier)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "The Chocolate Soldier"



Marilyn Landers Wilton Clary "Good News"
September 5 thru September 10, 1950

Starring
Wilton Clary (Tom Marlowe)
Marilyn Landers (Constance Lane)
Audrey Meadows (Patricia Bingham)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "Good News"



Lawrence Brooks Evelyn Wyckoff "Show Boat"
September 12 thru September 24, 1950

Starring
Evelyn Wyckoff (Magnolia Hawks)
Lawrence Brooks (Gaylord Ravenal)
With
Terry Saunders (Julie)
George Lipton (Captain Andy)
William C. Smith (Joe)

View the Playbill for this show. View the Playbill. Courtesy: Frances Faulkner     Read a synopsis of "Show Boat"


Photo of Music Circus Company and Staff during 1950 production of "Show Boat"


1950 Resident Company
Robert C. Jarvis
Robert C. Jarvis
Director
Zachary Solov
Zachary Solov
Choreographer
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Edward Hunt
Musical Director
Charles Evans Charles Evans
Decoreographer

Singers
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Betty Jane Cocho
Betty Jane Cocho received her musical education at the Julliard School of Music. She has appeared as a singer at the Radio City Music Hall and the Robert Shaw and Serge Koussevitzky at Carnegie Hall. She has sung the role of Papagena in "The Magic Flute", and Susanna in "The Marriage of Figaro" on NBC TV.
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Eileen Schauler
Eileen Schauler comes from Millburn, NJ and received her musical education at the Julliard School of Music. She made her professional debut with the Chautaugua Opera Association during the summer of 1947.
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Ann Richards
Ann Richards made her professional debut with the road company of "Annie Get Your Gun" in Cleveland, Ohio in February, 1949. Later she also toured in "The Merry Widow". She was also a resident member of the Music Circus Company in 1949.
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Michelle Burke

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Beverly Welsh

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Betty Groeber

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Helen Campbell
Helen Campbell began her professional career singing in night clubs in her native Columbus, Ohio.
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Dorothy Kennedy
Dorothy Kennedy is a resident of Upper Black Eddy, PA. Her appearance at the Music Circus this year marks her professional debut.
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Don Kaplan
Donald Kaplan, a junior at the University of Miami, is a native of New Jersey. In 1947 he sang as soloist with the New Jersey All-State Chorus in Convention Hall, Atlantic City and at the Mosque Theatre in Newark. He made his professional debut with the Miami Opera Guild in "Aida". He had his own radio show on station WTTT in Miami and when time permits he takes part in the University of Miami productions. He was with the Music Circus in Miami in the 1949 season.
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John Jarvis
John Jarvis took his degree at the Julia Hart Music School in Hartford, CT. He made his debut on Broadway in the New York City Center production of "Show Boat" during the 1948-49 season and he later toured with "The Merry Widow".
John Faulkner
John Faulkner
John Faulkner is a graduate of Western Reserve University and the Cleveland institute of Music. He made his professional debut at the Cain Park Theatre in Cleveland as the Prince in "The Student Prince".
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George Lenz
Photo Courtesy of Bob Lenz. From the Broadway Playbill for "Wish You Were Here".
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John Roberts

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Larry Haynes
Larry Haynes won himself a trip around the world on Ralph Edward's "Truth of Consequenses" TV show in early 1950. He was with the Los Angeles Light Opera Company and in 1949 he toured with "Show Boat".
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Clifford Fearl
Clifford Fearl is a graduate of Columbia University and received his dramatic and musical education at the American Theatre Wing School. During the 1948-49 season, he was with the Provincetown Playhouse and later sang operetta with the Forestburgh Summer Theatre.
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Johnny Barber
Johnny Barber got his stage training acting with the Scarlet Mask Players at Ohio State University. He later did television and light opera work in Columbus, Ohio.
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Henri Faust
Henri Faust received his musical education at the Academy of Vocal Arts in his native Philadelphia. He has appeared with the St. Louis and the Cleveland Opera Companies and toured in "The Merry Widow".
  

Dancers
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Sally Gura

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Janet Lowenstein

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Ina Learner

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Shari Hurwitz
(Shari Lewis)

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Madeleine Artieres
Madeleine Artieres comes from a musical family. Her father plays the viola with the Boston Symphany Orchestra. She received her dance training at the School of American Ballet in New York and makes her professional debut dancing at the Music Circus in 1950. She went on to dance with the Metropolitan Opera. She married Music Circus set designer Jim Hamilton and they raised a family in nearby Bucks County, PA.
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Arun Evans
Arun Evans received her professional education at the Professional Children's School in New York. She was also a member of the Music Circus dancers for the 1949 season. Her father, Charles Evans, is the scenic designer at the Music Circus.
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Joan McCallum
Joan McCallum join the Music Circus ballet troupe in mid-season. Though born in New York City, she has spent most of her 19½ years in Trenton, NJ. Her Broadway and professional debut was in the musical revue, "Make Mine Manhattan". In addtion to dancing, she worked as a model for John Powers
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Francine Bond
Francine Bond is the sister of Sheila Bond, who starred on Broadway in "The Live Wire" while Francine danced at the Music Circus. Francine entered show business in 1949 in the Broadway musical review, "Dance Me a Song". She aspires to be both a singer and a dancer.
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Adele Farley
Adele Farlee was born in Trenton, NJ. She made her professional dancing debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in "La Giaconda" in 1948. Since then She has been on many radio and TV shows.
  

1950 Production Staff for Lambertville Music Circus
Business Manager Cornelius P. Cotter
Associate Music Director William Jonson
Stage Manager Dean Nelson
Head Electrian Ray Britton
Assistant on Decor Jim Hamilton
Publicity Director Pat Hurley
National Publicity Bill Doll & Company
Assistant to the Business Manager J. W. Wilson
Circus Secretary Harriet Reading
Treasurer Harry V. Mulhern
Assistant Treasurer Elmer C. Smith
Boss Canvas Man Joseph Peloquin
Production Assistant Don O'Brien
Production Assistant William Fullam
Wardrobe Mistress Annabelle Schepp
Assitant on Properties Dorothy Fowler
Advertising Associates David P. Bauman, John D. Stockton, William Heath



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