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The Belle of New York

15 Nov 1949 to 19 Nov 1949

His Majesty’s Theatre

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Creative Team

Artistic Director – Cecily Tabor-Gregory
Musical Director – Len Coker
Choreographer – Cecily Tabor-Gregory


Violet Gray – Lesley Jackson
Harry Bronson – Dave Bishop
William – Cyril Pawley
Mr Twiddles – Ray March
Doc Snifkins – Clarrie Jamieson
Kissy Fitzgarter – Margaret Jackson
Fricot – Don Sheridan
Mr Sheep – Allan Aberhart
Ichabod Bronson – Hugh Duncan
Karl Von Pumpernick – Merv Wisheart
Mamie Clancy – Muriel Hubbard
Chorus – A Ivory, Barbara Morriss, Ben Sheard, Betty Robson, Beverley Webster, Bill McNabb, Bob Thompson, Dallas Jellyman, Don Cotton, Don Kilpatrick, Doreen Coombes, Eris Webster, Frank Wilkinson, Glynn Wilkins, Graeme Dowling, Helen Wilkins, Jean Bate, Jim Grigg, Joan Perryman, Joan Webster, Jock Harris, Joy Sheridan, Katherine Irving, Lesley Thurlow, Malcolm Anderson, Marjorie Maybank, Maude Platt, Melva Links, Molly Emms, N Findlay, Naomi Kilpatrick, Norma Gray, Ruth Stiven, Shirley Rush, Val Orr, Val Taylor, Vern Barratt
Company – Ailsa McFarlane, Anthea Crooks, Audrey Tait, Barbara Dix, Brian O’Sullivan, Colleen McNabb, Doreen Mawson, Evelyn Stratford, G L McClymont, Heather Bowman, Hilda Pawley, Jean Williams, Lesley Jackson, Merlene Lyford, N Rabone, Ngaire Sidaway, Ray Houlston, Shirley Oliver, Tom Pipson, Val Burtenshaw, Vivienne Dick


B Hammond, Dave Beaumont, George Simpson, Gordon McIntoch, H Rush, L Bansgrove, L Gray, N Holdaway, R Holdaway, R Wildey, Ron Hoar, T.J.N. Shaw, W.G. Horrocks

Production Team

Stage Manager – Lloyd Jowers
Assistant Stage Manager - L. Sidaway
Makeup Director – J.G. Bacon
Pianist - Mr G. Simpson
Pianist for Chinese Dance - Mrs J. Allport
Pianist for Ballet Rehearsals - Mrs J Bate
Properties - Mr W. Hall
Electrical Supervisor - Mr W.R. Kinnaird
Spot Light – Mr A.T. Houlston
Prompt - Mr N. Mangin
Wardrobe Mistress - Mrs H.C. Neal
Wardrobe Committee – Mesdames E Hubbard, L Sidaway, R Williams
Calls – Miss R Stiven and Mr M Brydon
House Manager - Mr H.C. Neal
Publicity & Programme - Messrs C.C. Dix, T. Glover
Scenery Committee – Messrs R. Houlston, L. Sidaway, W. McNabb
Make-up - Mesdames N Rabone, F Wedde, J MacQueen, R Jellyman, A Houlston, Miss M Brunetti Messrs J Bacon, T Glover
Hairdresser – Mrs L Clarke

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Blenheim Musical Theatre Inc.
PO Box 383
Blenheim 7240
Premises: 03 578-4110
After Hours: 03 579-4122
Secretary: 021 142-5736

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Some blasts from the past...

From the production of Kissing Time. From the production of All Shook Up. From the production of Chicago. From the production of My Fair Lady.

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