Happy Moments single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1926 1926
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Revusical.

In reporting that Happy Moments ('the 27th product from the fertile brain of George Wallace') caused 'much laughter and wonderment', the Brisbane Courier also notes that 'Father Time mixed all the dancers of the nations in the bowl of life - and when the pie was opened we got jazz. That according to George Wallace was the origin of jazz' (15 March 1926, p.7).

The 1930 Melbourne Tivoli season was advertised as featuring 'the latest fibro gymnasium novelty' (Argus 22 February 1930, p.32).

Production Details

  • 1926: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 20-26 March.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Marie Nyman, Nellie Dean, Lulla Fanning, Ada Scaddan, Tom White Frank Haining, Frederick 'Check' Hayes, Tom Lincoln, and the Six Rascals (Alma Stewart, Eileen Smith, Hilary Salmon, Phyllis Lough, Doris Whimp, Isobel Broadfoot).

    1927: New Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 22-28 January.

    • 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.

    1930: Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, 22-28 February.

    • 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

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Empire Theatre 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 15 March 1926; (p. 17)

— Review of Happy Moments George Wallace 1926 single work musical theatre
Empire Theatre 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 15 March 1926; (p. 17)

— Review of Happy Moments George Wallace 1926 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 1 Sep 2014 16:36:18
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