Alpine Antics single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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Revusical.

At the Travellers Rest Hotel in the Alps, George Wallace plays the part of a bogus count. The other characters include a genial Irish innkeeper, a redheaded valet, and a real count. The Brisbane Courier records that one scene, set at a fire station, sees Wallace going 'through a catechism so that his fitness for fighting fires may be determined'. It is a 'cyclone of merriment', notes the critic (26 October 1926, p.16).

Songs presented during 1925-26 included 'Off to Philadelphia' (an old song revived by Marshall Crosby), 'Somebody Stole My Girl' (Fred Hayes and the Six Rascals), and 'Live, Laugh and Love' (Marie Nyman).

Production Details

  • 1924: Majestic Theatre, Newtown, Sydney, 4-10 October.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Tom Lincoln, Jack White, George Lloyd, Harry Burgess, Marie Nyman, Nellie Dean, Pat Reid, and the Six Rascals.

    1925: Majestic Theatre, Adelaide, 31 January - 6 February.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Jack White, Tom Lincoln, Nellie Dean, Lena Ryan, Ivy Moore, George Lloyd, Marie Nyman, and the Six Rascals.
    • The dates indicated here are for the return season. The premiere Majestic Theatre production is believed to have been in late 1924.

    1925: Fullers' Theatre, Sydney, 21-27 March.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Jack White, Tom Lincoln, Marie Nyman, Ivy Moore, Sadie Gale, Nellie Dean, George Lloyd, and the Six Rascals.

    1925: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 8-14 August.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Sadie Gale, Olga Muir, Tom Lincoln, Jack White, Nellie Dean, sisters Lulu Fanning and Mercia Elliott, George Lloyd, Fred 'Check' Hayes, Ada Scaddan, and the Six Rascals (incl. Alma Stewart).

    1925: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 24-30 October (return season: 6-12 February 1926).

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Nellie Dean, Lulla Fanning (Stella), Ada Scaddan, Jack White, Frank Haining, Frederick 'Check' Hayes, Tom Lincoln, and the Six Rascals (Alma Stewart, Eileen Smith, Hilary Salmon, Phyllis Lough, Doris Whimp, and Isobel Broadfoot as Polly Mulaney).
    • Sadie Gale left the George Wallace troupe sometime prior to Alpine Antics being staged in Brisbane (she does not appear in the production). While an exact date for her departure is unknown, a report in the Brisbane Courier indicates that by 12 December, she was in her fourth week with a dramatic company at the Bohemia Theatre.

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  • 1927: New Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 29 January - 4 February.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Marie Nyman, Ada Scaddan, Frank Haining, Tom Lincoln, and the Six Rascals.

    1928: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 17-23 November.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby (Innkeeper), Marie Nyman, Maida Jones, Ada Scaddan, Frank Haining (Count Rollingston), Tom Lincoln (Valet), Jack Scott, Tom Foggitt, and the Six Rascals.
    • Musicians Five Flaming Youths.

    1930: Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, 15-21 March.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Tivoli Celebrity Vaudeville Pty Ltd; Chorus Maurice Diamond.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Keith Connelly, Bert Dudley, Tup Dudley, Jim Romaine, Irene Shamrock, Bebe Scott, Leonard Rich, John V. Dobbie, Jack Grant, and the Eight Rascals
    • Musicians Five Flaming Youths Jazz Band.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Bijou Theatre 1928 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 November 1928; (p. 15)

— Review of Alpine Antics George Wallace 1924 single work musical theatre
Empire Theatre 1925 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 26 October no. 21140 1925; (p. 10)

— Review of Alpine Antics George Wallace 1924 single work musical theatre
Bijou Theatre 1928 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 November 1928; (p. 15)

— Review of Alpine Antics George Wallace 1924 single work musical theatre
Empire Theatre 1925 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 26 October no. 21140 1925; (p. 10)

— Review of Alpine Antics George Wallace 1924 single work musical theatre

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Note:
This entry has been sourced from research undertaken by Dr Clay Djubal into Australian-written popular music theatre (ca. 1850-1930). See also the Australian Variety Theatre Archive
Last amended 26 Aug 2014 09:45:41
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