The Student Prince



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Book and Lyrics by Dorothy V Donnelly
Music by Sigmund Romberg


Karl Franz, prince of the kingdom of Karlsberg, has grown up sheltered and under tutors. Since childhood, he has been engaged to Princess Margaret. His grandfather, the king, sends him to improve his social skills as a regular student at the venerable University of Heidelberg. Karl and his entourage take up quarters at a local inn, and helped by new friends, Detlef, Lucas, and Von Asterberg, the prince soon starts enjoying student life. He also falls in love with Kathie, the innkeeper’s niece, and the couple considers eloping. But when Prince Karl learns that his grandfather is dying, he realizes that he must return to Karlsberg to become the new king, and to honor the arranged marriage which neither he nor the princess wants.


Opening on Broadway in 1924, THE STUDENT PRINCE became the longest-running show of that decade, playing for 608 performances at Jolson’s 59th Street Theatre starring Howard Marsh and Roberta Beatty. It was revived on Broadway both in 1931 and in1943, and at the New York City Opera in 1988.


Full Orchestration:

2 Violin I
1 Violin II
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
1 Flute I & II (Flute II doubles Piccolo)
1 Oboe
1 Clarinet I in Bb
1 Clarinet II in Bb
1 Bassoon
1 Horn I & II
1 Trumpet I & II
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Harp
1 Percussion:
  • Timpani (2 drums)
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Wood Block
  • Triangle
  • Bells
  Piano (Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material)
Note: Stage Piano music for “Farmer Jacob” number is played from the Piano-Conductor’s Score.
  A Full Score (Partitur) in 4 volumes is available, at an additional charge, with the rental of the full orchestration.


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