Babes In Toyland

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The operetta BABES IN TOYLAND weaves together characters and themes from the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, creating a spectacular, Christmas-themed musical extravaganza. It features many of Victor Herbert’s most beloved songs, including Toyland; March of the Toys; Go to Sleep, Slumber Deep; and The Toymaker’s Workshop.

  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
  • Upcoming
  • Music by Victor Herbert
    Book and Lyrics by Glen MacDonough

  • Full Orchestration

    2 Violin I
    1 Violin II
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass

    1 Flute and Piccolo
    1 Oboe
    1 Clarinet I & II (Bb)
    1 Bassoon

    1 Horn I & II (F)
    1 Trumpet I & II (Bb) — includes Stage & Toy Trumpet cues
    1 Trombone

    2 Percussion:
    Timpani (2 drums)
    Bass Drum & Cymbals
    Snare Drum & Triangle
    Bells
    Tambourine
    Sandpaper Blocks
    Baby Cry
    Stage cues for: Toy Drum, Toy Cymbal, miscellaneous Toy Instruments, Rooster, Cuckoo, Doll, Rattle, Cow, Duck, Dog & Whistle.

    1 Harp (three numbers only)
    2 Stage Instruments:
    I: Trumpet, 3 Toy Trumpets, Toy Drum, Toy Cymbal, Whistle, Dog & Duck
    II: Miscellaneous Toy Instruments, Cow, Doll, Rattle, Cuckoo & Rooster

    Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material.

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    30     Additional Prompt Books
    31     Chorus-Vocal Parts

  • BABES IN TOYLAND was first shown at the Grand Opera House in Chicago in June, 1903, before it moved on to Broadway for its October 13 opening at the Majestic Theatre, where it played for 192 performances. The show returned to Broadway already in 1905, and it has been revived there several times. Although many versions with interpolated numbers existed during the initial productions of the show, this version is the only one sanctioned for stock and amateur performance by its composer, Victor Herbert.

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    Organization City, State First Performance Last Performance
    Emporia High School EMPORIA, KS 02/04/2015 02/07/2015