Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SEASON 10: 1974-75

The Children's Theatre Company and School
of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

Season Poster by Steven Rydberg.


1974-75 Season
Pinocchio
Ukrainian Tales: The Fat Cat & The Chatterbox
Three by Chekhov: On the Harmfulness of Tobacco, Swan Song, A Celebration
Cinderella
The Nightingale
Leonid Andreyev's HE Who Gets Slapped
Peter and the Wolf & The Ugly Duckling
Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid
South High School Residency: No Strings
Summer Theatre Institute: The Squeeze






















































Carlo Collodi's
PINOCCHIO
Adapted for the Stage by Timothy Mason
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Hiram Titus
Directed by John Clark Donahue
Scenic Design by John Clark Donahue
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Jon Baker & Karlis Ozols
















The music samples provided here are from a revival presented over twenty-five years later, wherein a prerecorded score was used rather than the original full pit orchestra. Original music composed and orchestrated by Hiram Titus. Recording conducted by resident composer/music director Victor Zupanc.



Audio Clip: Overture




Audio Clip: Blue Fairy





Audio Clip: Village Street




Audio Clip: Off to School





Audio Clip: Pigacci's Puppet Teatro





Audio Clip: Coach Ride to Pleasure Island






Audio Clip: Geppetto in the Whale





Audio Clip: Reunion





Audio Clip: Escape





Audio Clip: Seashore




Audio Clip: Re-Awakening



Audio Clip: Rejoicing




Audio Clip: Finale Part A




Audio Clip: Finale Part B




















































UKRAINIAN TALES: 

The Fat Cat & The Chatterbox
by Timothy Mason
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Hiram Titus
Directed and Choreographed by Myron Johnson
Scenic Design by Gene Davis Buck
Costume and Mask Designs by David F. Draper
Lighting Design by Jon Baker


L to R: Chris Mulkey, John Jenkins.




Music by Hiram Titus:


Opening:
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/1ud5r8m6240myvj/Ukrainian_Tales_-_Opening.mp3

Gypsy Camp:
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/9622dn0fxsmz6qf/Ukrainian_Tales_Gypsy_Camp.mp3

Finale:
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/3qlooxk897yh6ao/CTC_-_Ukrainian_Tales_-_Finale.mp3




THREE BY CHEKHOV: 
On the Harmfulness of Tobacco, Swan Song, A Celebration
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Steven M. Rydberg
Directed by John Clark Donahue
Scenic Design by Donahue
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Jon Baker





















CINDERELLA
Adapted for the Stage by John B. Davidson
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Roberta Carlson and Hiram Titus
Directed by John Clark Donahue
Choreography by Myron Johnson
Scenic Design by Edward Haynes
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Jon Baker







THE NIGHTINGALE (See Season 9)


Leonid Andreyev's HE WHO GETS SLAPPED
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Steven M. Rydberg
Directed by John Clark Donahue
Scenic Design by John Clark Donahue
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Karlis Ozols






PETER AND THE WOLF & THE UGLY DUCKLING
Directed and Choreographed by Wendy Lehr and Myron Johnson
Scenic and Costume Designs by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Jon Baker


Moliere's THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Music Composed and Orchestrated by Hiram Titus
Directed and Choreographed by John Clark Donahue
Scenic Design by John Clark Donahue
Costume Design by Gene Davis Buck
Lighting Design by Jon Baker


PR Photo: Steven Waryan as Cleante, Debbie Tice as Angelique.








Audio Excerpts (Terrible quality):
Music by Hiram Titus. Lyrics by John Clark Donahue.


Opening:

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/rtgaf6wm7wugms9/Imaginary_Invalid_-Opening.mp3


Entr'Acte (end Act II):

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/eq6lxg1acanp8j2/Imaginary_Invalid-Entr%27Acte.mp3


Finale:

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/fhh4d66eulgkhss/Imaginary_Invalid_-_Finale.mp3













































Profile of Bain Boehlke, Minneapolis Star, 1975:







Minneapolis Tribune article on McNellis clan (partial):



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