The Three Musketeers

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Based on Alexandre Dumas, père’s classic 1844 novel, THE THREE MUSKETEERS is an operetta set in France and England in 1626. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d’Artagnan after he leaves home to become a Musketeer of the Guard during the reign of the French king Louis XIII. The three men of the title are his friends Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

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  • Music by Rudolf Friml
    Lyrics by Clifford Grey and P. G. Wodehouse
    Book by William Anthony McGuire
    Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    22     Dialogue Parts
    9       Vocal Parts
    25     Chorus Parts

  • (In order of their appearance)

    Sergeant Jussac
    Conte de la Rochefort
    Innkeeper
    Zoe
    Lady de Winter
    Porthos
    Athos
    Aramis
    Constance Bonacieux
    Planchet
    D’Artagnan
    Anne, Queen of France
    M. de Treville
    The Duke of Buckingham
    Cardinal Richelieu
    Louis
    Brother Joseph
    Premiere Danseuse of Court
    Aubergiaty
    The Bo’sun
    Patrick, Valet to Buckingham
    Cardinal Guard
    Ladies in Waiting
    The King’s Attendant

  • THE THREE MUSKETEERS opened on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre, March 13, 1928 and played for 318 performances starring Dennis King as d’Artagnan, Douglass R. Dumbrille as Athos, Detmar Poppen as Porthos, Joseph Macaulay as Aramis, Clarence Derwent as Louis XIII of France, and Reginald Owen as Cardinal Richelieu. Dennis King also starred when the operetta was mounted in London’s West End in 1930 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where it played for 242 performances.

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