Theatreland Memorabilia

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Flower Drum Song

Music: Richard Rodgers. Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
Book: Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Joseph Fields, based on the novel by C. Y. Lee.

Productions

Palace Theatre, 1960

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Palace Theatre
First performance in Great Britain: Thursday 24th March 1960
Original Director: Gene Kelly. Production Director and Supervisor: Jerome Whyte.
Choreography: Carol Hanley. Scenic Production: Oliver Smith.
Costumes Designer: Irene Sharaff. Choreography Reproducer: Deirdre Vivian.
Musical Director: Robert Lowe. Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett.

020660 ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Madam LiangIda Shepley
Liu MaMei Juan Chang
Wang SanGeorge Minami Jnr.
Wang TaKevin Scott
Wang Chi YangGeorge Pastell
Sammy FongTim Herbert
Dr. LiZed Zakari
Mei LiYau Shan Tung
Linda LowYama Saki
Mr. Lung (The Tailor)John A. Tinn
Mr Huan (The Banker)
Understudy Wang Ta
Philip Potter
Helen ChaoJoan Pethers
Professor Cheng
Understudy Wang Chi Yang
Mhicheil Kennedy
Frankie Wing
Understudy Sammy Fong
Leon Thau
Head WaiterDavid Toguri
Night Club Singer
Understudy Linda Low, Helen Chao
Ruth Silvestre
Dr. Lu Fong
Understudy Dr. Li
Thomas Hare
Madam FongMarie Yang
Mei Li (in ballet)Sonya Hana
Linda Low (in ballet)Naomi Kimura
Dancing EnsembleSally Bradley, Valerie Breeze, Su Chin, Annette Clair, Jo Dobson, Sylvia Ellis, Kathleen Eu, Sandra Hampton, Jennifer Mee, Zorenah Osborne, Diane Smith, Elsita Villanueva, Chesterina Sim Zecha.
Alan Angel, John Macdonald, Willie Martin, Ken Robson, Charles Schuller, David Toguri, Brian Tucker, Peter Wright.
ChildrenLouis Cavallero, Nicholette Hicks, Alexandria Jelec, Raymond Moon, Georgina Sibley, Virginia Tarleton, Jackie Tyler, Mary Willis.
Understudy Mei LiVirginia Tarleton
Understudy Madam LiangHelen Landis
General UnderstudyJack Lorenzo

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