Carmelita single work   musical theatre   humour   - 2 acts
Issue Details: First known date: 1918 1918
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Set in Mexico, the storyline revolves around the lovely senorita, Carmelita, and the two men vying for love - a resplendent president and a bold guerrilla leader. Much of the fun also revolves around the comic characters Dr Dingle (a travelling quack) and Jazzbo (his factotum). The first act is set in the courtyard of the Inn Perfecto, with the second act played out in the Grand Ballroom of the Presente's palace.

Production Details

  • 1918: Palace Theatre, Melbourne; 1-21 June.

    • Director Victor Prince; Producer Ben and John Fuller (Fullers' Theatres); Music Director/Conductor Fred Whaite; Scenic Art Rege Robbins.
    • Cast incl. George Whitehead (Pedro de Garcia, the Bandit Chief), Maud Miles (Carmelita), Clifford O'Keefe (Louis Mendoza, El Presidente Esperata), Victor Prince (Dr Dingle), Con Moreni (Jazzbo), George Scully (Sancho Perfecte, an innkeeper), Jean Vernon (Ramondo, a bandit), Dorothy Hastings (Donna Mendoza, the Presidente's sister), Pearl Livingstone (Bonita, a flower girl and rival of Carmelita), Anita Cobb (Lolita, a Spanish Maja), Daisy Taylor (Chaquita, Perfecte's daughter).
    • Other characters include: Spanish beauties, flower girls, bandits and monks.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Palace : 'Carmelita' 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 3 June no. 22415 1918; (p. 9)

— Review of Carmelita Victor Prince 1918 single work musical theatre
Palace Theatre - 'Carmelita' 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 June 1918; (p. 7)

— Review of Carmelita Victor Prince 1918 single work musical theatre
Palace : 'Carmelita' 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 3 June no. 22415 1918; (p. 9)

— Review of Carmelita Victor Prince 1918 single work musical theatre
Palace Theatre - 'Carmelita' 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 June 1918; (p. 7)

— Review of Carmelita Victor Prince 1918 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 22 Aug 2014 11:37:51
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