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Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 Honeymoon Hotel
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Romance set in a 'physical culture hotel' in the mountains.


'Musical Comedy for Charity', News, 7 November 1934, p.5.


  • Musical numbers included:

    • 'Build a Little Home' ('with its ballet in flowing frocks')
    • 'My Dog Loves Your Dog'
    • 'Keep Young and Beautiful' (set in the gymnasium, 'in which eight girls form intricate patterns with large discs against a background of swaying ballet are three of these')
    • 'Baby Take a Bow' ('syncopated')
    • 'Six Women' (a 'slow blues number [...] with its comedy ballet')
    • 'Spin a Little Web of Dreams' (a spectacular)
    • 'Honeymoon Hotel'
    • 'Liza Lee'
    • 'Waiters on Parade'
    • 'Moonlight Madonna'
    • 'Riding on a Rainbow' (the finale, 'in which 100 girls form a huge living rainbow across the stage')


    'Musical Comedy for Charity', News, 7 November 1934, p.5.

Production Details

  • First produced at the Australia (Adelaide) on 27 and 28 November 1934, in aid of the Father Adelaide Christmas movement.

    Cast members:

    Lead roles were taken by Don Richardson, Mavis Stephen, Frank Kennedy, Decima Harvey, Gwen Freak, Joy Badenoch, Rex Saunders, and Cedric Hele.

    Tap-dancing was undertaken by Jack Banyer ('and his boys').

    Stanley Spry contributed a 'juggling tap number'.

    Physical work in the gymnasium scene and the ballet work was done by students from Noel Hubble's Central College of Health.


    'Musical Comedy for Charity', News, 7 November 1934, p.5.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1934 .
      Extent: Two acts; six scenesp.
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