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Set in the South African Gold Rush days of the 1880s, with scenes set in a Cape Town music hall, a Johannesburg Saloon, and a “realistic” Zulu uprising, this was an extremely lavish spectacle. It was a love story about a young American telephone engineer and a local beauty, Danny Martin, and local beauty, Sarie van Seim, and the efforts of Mabel Page to establish herself in the Cape Town music-hall circuits.

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Act I
1.OVERTURE
2.CONCERTED NUMBER (Leader, Old Malay, Tanta and Ensemble) Ali Bama
3. CHORUS The telephone
4. SONG (Danny and Chorus) It's a great occasion
5. DANCE (Tabooka and Ningi) Dance of the Drumbeats
6. DUET (Sarie and Danny) One white glove
7.REPRISE AND Exit (Danny) One white glove
8.MABEL'S ENTRANCE SONG (Mabel) What's a girl to do?
9. DANCE (Mabel) Mabel's Samba
10.OPENING SCENE 2
11. SONG (Sarie) Moonlight on the river
12. OPENING SCENE 3
13. CHORUS OF GIRLS Tivoli Girls
14. SONG (Madame Arabella) Jacaranda
15. SONG (Mabel) What more is there to say?
16. INTRODUCTION The girl in the window
17. QUARTET AND DANCE (Four Soldiers) The girl in the window
18. OPENING SCENE 5
19. QUINTET (Tanta, Sarie, Anna, Dirk and Danny) When the candle burns low
20. SONG (Danny) It's love, my darling, it's love
21. ENSEMBLE Coons' carnival
22. FINALE ACT 1


ACT II
1. ENTR'ACTE
2. OPENING ACT II
3. SONG AND DANCE (Danny and Male Chorus) Mabel's saloon
4. REPRISE (Mabel) What more is there to say?
5. REPRISE (Sarie) It's love, my darling, it's love
6. DUET (Anna and Dirk) If I were to marry you
7. DUET (Anna and Dirk) and Chorus) BraaivIeis
8. REPRISE (Chorus) Braaivleis
9. REPRISE (Danny and Sarie) Moonlight on the river
10. 2ND REPRISE (Chorus) Braaivleis
11. SONG (Tanta) It will all come right
12. SCENE CHANGE (Scene 3 to 4)
13. SCENE CHANGE (Scene 4 to 5)
14. SONG (Mabel) Gold-digging digger
15. SONG (Danny and Male Chorus) The prettiest girl in the town
16. GIRL'S HURRY MUSIC
17. MEN'S HURRY MUSIC
18. ZULU FIRE RITUAL
19. FIGHT MUSIC
20. DEATH OF PIET AND SCENE CHANGE MUSIC (Scene 7 to 8)
21. REPRISE (Women's Chorus) It will all come right
22. FINALE ACT II
23. CURTAIN WALK-DOWN
24. FINALE ULTIMO (Full Company)
25. EPILOGUE

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The composer, John Tore, was a 30 year old Rhodesian. In June 1959 his second musical “Charlie Boy”, about Kentish hop-pickers, was about to go into production when he suddenly died at the age of 35. The show as abandoned.

 

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