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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- Rehearsal Materials
- Brief History
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
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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