The Half Moon is a musical comedy in three acts with music by Victor Jacobi and book and lyrics by William LeBaron. Produced at the Liberty Theatre, New York, on 1 November 1920 where it ran for six weeks.
|| Herbert Sparling
| MRS. FRANCIS ADAMS JARVIS
|| Edna May Oliver
| GRACE BOLTON
|| Ivy Sawyer
| JOE BECKETT
|| Charles W. Lawrence
|| Virginia Shelby
| MARY BOLTON
|| May Thompson
| JOHN COPLEY ADAMS
|| William Ingersoll
| HENRY HUDSON HOBSON
|| Joseph Cawthorn
| BRADFORD ADAMS
|| Oscar Shaw
| CHARLIE HOBSON
|| Joseph Santley
|| Elaine Palmer
| MAGGIE GREEN
|| Maude Eburne
ACT I - Garden of Hobson's House.
- Curtain Music
- No. 1 - Song - Grace and Girls - "Back in the past, so we've been taught, girls only did just what they ought; no one then had to try to be quite good..."
- No. 2 - Song - Mary and Men - "There must be someone here who could become quite dear to you. Look us over, please, and give your answer. Don't delay..."
- No. 3 - Song - Charlie, Bradford and Chorus - "When you choose between all the girls you've seen on the continent and here, there is one cold fact..."
- No. 4 - Duet - Hobson and Charlie - "When I was just about your age, I thought I knew it all - as you think you know ev'rything today. My father tried advising me..."
- No. 5 - Song - Hobson and Girls - "A girl who tries to flirt with me will very quickly see I never fall. You have a lot of little tricks - I know of five or six..."
- No. 6 - Double Duet - Grace, Charlie, Mary and Bradford - "My old loves I'll forget, for I know that I can't be true ... I have not one regret, for I want only you..."
- No. 7 - Finale Act I - "I want you to know a very dear friend, so, Gov'nor, this is Mary. ... You know I have met the young lady before. ... I know, but..."
ACT II - At Mr. Adams's Home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
- No. 7a - Entr'acte
- No. 8 - Opening Scene and Song - "Love makes us gay, there isn't a doubt, but often it fills us with sadness. It's one thing we know nothing about..."
- No. 9 - Song - Grace, Mary, Charlie, Bradford and Chorus - "There's a mystery, it's plain; at a dance you can't explain, for in vain you complain that people..."
- No. 10 - Duet - Grace and Charlie - "There is a way I can tell what you feel, a look in your eyes that you cannot conceal. I see it whenever I ask you..."
- No. 11 - Song - Hobson - "I wonder what's happened to make such a change in the habits and customs of women. My ma was the one that was always at home.."
- No. 12 - Duet - Mary and Bradford - "When the moon is shining, shining in the sky, although we don't know why, a girl who loves you begins to sigh..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act II - "I am a lover pleading with a maid; Oh, my adored one, hear my serenade; with sentimental feeling I am kneeling, let your heart..."
ACT III - 36 Lower Fifth Avenue, New York. (6 months later)
- No. 13a - Entr'acte
- No. 13b - Curtain Music
- No. 14 - Duet - Charlie and Bradford - "Life is just a puzzle and few can work it out, but fewer still know anything of what it's all about..."
- No. 14½ - Melodrama
- No. 15 - Comedy Duet - Hobson and Maggie - "I used to think perhaps I should be wedded, but just who the girl would be I didn't know..."
- No. 15½ - Chorus - "When we but smile a little smile, we know you love us after all, for when we start, you lose your heart; oh lady, then how hard you fall..."
- No. 16 - Quartet - Grace, Mary, Charlie and Bradford - "There's always some explanation after a slight mediation; things may not be what they seem..."
- No. 17 - Finaletto - "Half moon, oh, won't you keep on shining; Half moon! there's always someone watching you..."
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