Monday, September 20, 2010

Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1980)


Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.  1980. 
John Peitzman as Bartholomew Cubbins; Stephen Boe as King Derwin.

Joshua Tweed as Bartholomew.  1988.


Sheer brilliance.  Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.  Premiered in spring, 1980.  Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason.  Music composed and orchestrated by Hiram Titus.  Original production directed by John Clark Donahue.  Scenic design, properties design, and magic by Jack Barkla.  Costume design by Judith Cooper.  Lighting design by Karlis Ozols.  Musical direction by Thomas F. Florey.



The play exists as the first authorized stage adaptation of a Dr. Seuss storybook granted to a theatre company by the author, Theodor Geisel, himself.  The beloved author's appearance on stage for the final curtain call at the world premiere was truly a highlight in the Theatre's history!





John Peitzman as Bartholomew,
Garth Schumacher as Executioner.









Audio clip: "Overture."

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/paw3rtdcel8ejgy/Cubbins_Overture.mp3



Audio clip: "Nothing Much Happens to Happen to Me"
John Peitzman as Bartholomew, Stephen Boe as King Derwin, Wendy Lehr as Mrs. Cubbins.

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/0am2kedcvxv75m4/Cubbins_-_Nothing_Much_Happens.mp3



Audio clip: "To Town" and "Hats Off"

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/68zublw6t81j2za/Cubbins_-_To_Town_%26_Hats_Off.mp3



Audio clip: "Another Hat!"

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/7bok91778cyz6vg/Cubbins_-_Another_Hat.mp3



Audio clip: "Boys Like Me"
Mario Bravo as Grand Duke Wilfred, Tom Dunn as Sir Alaric.

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/1ahatojricb0avi/Cubbins_-_Boys_Like_Me.mp3



Audio clip: "How Happy I Was"
John Peitzman as Bartholomew, Stephen Boe as King Derwin, Tom Dunn as Sir Alaric.

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/jr7cwrqj2e93pfn/Bartholomew_Cubbins_-_How_Happy_I_Was.mp3



Audio clip: Magicians Chant

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/t5d1j8jgt00bsar/Cubbins_-_Magicians.mp3



Audio clip: "I Was Happy to Know You"
Garth Schumacher as Executioner, John Peitzman as Bartholomew.

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/gupdfi0udqzr8hq/Cubbins_-_I_Was_Happy_to_Know_You.mp3



Audio clip: Finale & Curtain Call.


http://www.mediafire.com/listen/81qeb8l5kjqc7v3/Cubbins_-_Finale.mp3

1 comment:

  1. I was one of the lighting assistants for the world premiere of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, and what a great experience that was! For some reason, the song "I Was Happy to Know You" came into my head this evening, and I was wishing I could hear it again. Imagine my delight when my internet search turned up this page with not only music from the show, but photos and pages from the program as well. (It was fun to read through the names in the program and see my name in there again...) Thank you for sharing all of this!
    Tim Bode

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