Fifty Million Frenchmen


In this classic boy-meets-girl musical set in Paris, we are treated to such memorable Cole Perter songs as You Do Something To Me, You’ve Got That Thing, The Tale Of The Oyster and Paree, What Did You Do To Me?

*Music samples courtesy of New World Records and  Warner Bros Music.

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  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Cast List
  • Brief History
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  • Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
    Book by Herbert Fields

  • Full Orchestration

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

    1 Flute (doubles Piccolo & Alto Saxophone)
    1 Oboe
    1 Reed I: Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed II: Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed III: Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone

    1 Horn
    1 Trumpet I & II
    1 Trumpet III
    1 Trombone

    1 Percussion:

    Trap Set (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tom Tomds, Hi-Hat, Suspended Cymbals)
    Wood Blocks
    Indian Drum
    Bells (Glockenspiel)
    Timpani (2)

    1 Banjo

    Orchestra Piano (plays from Piano-Conductor’s Score)

    Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material.

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    10     Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
    35     Chorus-Vocal Parts

  • (In order of Their Appearance)

    Louis Pernasse
    Mrs. Emmit (Gladys) Carroll
    Mr. Emmit Carroll
    Joyce Wheeler
    Michael Cummins
    Billy Baxter
    Looloo Carroll
    Peter Forbes
    Violet Hildegarde
    May DeVere
    Male Quartet

  • FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN opened on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre, November 27, 1929 and played for 254 performances starring William Gaxton, Genevieve Tobin, Betty Compton and Lester Crawford.

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