The Marriage Market is an English version of Leányvásár with music by Victor Jacobi. The English lyrics are by Adrian Ross and Arthur Anderson. It opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York on 22 September 1913, and
transferred to the Grand Opera House, New York on December 8th. 1913.
| JACK FLEETWOOD (known as "Slippery Jack")
|| Mr. Robert Michaelis
| SENATOR ABE K. GILROY
|| Mr. E. A. Douglas
| BALD-FACED SANDY
|| Mr. Tom Walls
|| (Sheriff of Mendocino Bluff and Proprietor of the Palace Hotel)
| MEXICAN BILL
| Mr. Pop Cory
Mr. Maurice Tosh
Mr. Edward Arundell
Mr. Frank Perfitt
| HI-TI (a Chinese Bar-keeper)
|| Mr. Hugh Wakefield
| PADRE PEDRO (a Spanish Priest)
|| Mr. Walter Adams
| CAPTAIN (on the Yacht "Mariposa")
|| Mr. Harry Dearth
| BLINKER (Valet to Lord Hurlingham)
|| Mr. W. H. Berry
| LORD HURLINGHAM
|| Mr. G. P. Huntley
| MARIPOSA GILROY
|| Miss Sári Petráss
| A MIDDY
|| Miss Elise Craven
| EMMA (Maid to Mariposa)
|| Miss Avice Kelham
| (Guests on the Yacht)
| Miss Eileen Molyneux
Miss Dolly Dombey
Miss Beatrice von Brunner
Miss Doris Stocker
|| Miss Kate Welch
| KITTY KENT
|| Miss Gertie Millar
ACT I - Mendocino Buff, Southern California.
- No. 1 - Opening Scene and Song - Pablo - "Then pay and shuffle the pack, there's all of the cards for you there..."
- No. 2 - Trio - Mariposa, Kitty and Jack - "Can you tell us where the festival commences? Our anxiety, of course, quite intense is! Will there be sufficient males..."
- No. 3 - Duet and Dance - Emma and Blinker - "My young lady's not accepting ev'ry peer who's in low water; all of the men are after her..."
- No. 4 - Song and Dance - Kitty - "Now if your fortune should make you court an American girl, do not suppose she will take you merely because you're an Earl! ..."
- No. 5 - Duet and Dance - Mariposa and Jack - "If I could but find my unknown girl, my one girl, my own girl, tho' all of the world came between, I'd take her..."
- No. 6 - Chorus of Cowboys and Girls - "Come on, boys, for this is market day, and you can win a bride if you can pay! The marriage market's on..."
- No. 7 - Quartet and Dance - Mariposa, Jack, Kitty and Lord Hurlingham - "I have always understood that a maid was shy when she came to say 'I will.' ..."
- No. 8 - Finale Act I - "Really, truly, isn't it awful? What we suppos'd was a piece of fun turns out to be proper and lawful; what a silly thing we have done! ..."
ACT II - On board the yacht "Mariposa," anchored in the Bay of San Francisco.
- No. 9 - Opening Chorus - "Half a mile away from 'Frisco Town, anchors down, here we lie, with the very best of luck endowed, not a cloud in the sky! ..."
- No. 10 - Song - Captain and Chorus - "Scarce a breath across the bay this halcyon weather, where all day the ripples play and dance together..."
- No. 11 - Duet - Mariposa and Jack - "Oh, how near and yet so far, lady fair and humble tar! Though united by a bond none may sever..."
- No. 12 - Song and Dance - Kitty and Chorus of Middies - "I love to meet the sailors of the fleet, at sea, or now and then on shore..."
- No. 13 - Song - Blinker and Girls - "Though I must admit that I was not born to fame, you'll observe very well, I have all the polish of the crême de la crême..."
- No. 14 - Concerted Number - "As soon as we are tied up, we'll all make up a party ... if you invite us to ... it will delight us to..."
- No. 15 - Reminiscence
- No. 15a - Duet - Mariposa and Jack - "June is in the air, roses ev'rywhere, music all around us! ... All the world is gay, love has come to stay..."
- No. 16 - Song - Kitty - "When a girl of any nation has an ardent declaration from some man, and she isn't certain if she can answer either way..."
- No. 17 - Duet - Hurlingham and Blinker - "I like a girl, and the girl likes me too ... She does? ... Of course! ... Why won't she marry you? ..."
- No. 18 - Finale Act II - "Belay, my men! And make the awning fast now, steady! Get the gangway ready, heave away..."
ACT III - Senator Gilroy's Palace, San Francisco.
- No. 19 - Chorus - "We drink success to both of you as you journey side by side! The best of health, good luck and wealth to the bridegroom and his bride!"
- No. 20 - Song - Blinker - "I'm the bridegroom just at present, and enjoy it all I can, but it might have been more pleasant if I'd only been best man!"
- No. 21 - Song - Kitty and Girls - "When I'm up a tree, or when people worry me, I've got a very useful word ... Jilolo!
Jilolo! Jilolo! ..."
- No. 22 - Finale Act III - "Now the clouds have pass'd away! All the world is May! My unknown girl I have won. Do you fancy my success as a Marchioness?"
- No. 23 - Song - Kitty - "When a compliment a man is paying, his conceit is quite sublime! Though you listen p'raps to all he's saying, it's an awful waste of time..."
- No. 24 - Song - Captain and Chorus - "The boy in blue is a sailor, and a sailor, as you know, is a breezy card from Portsmouth Hard, or Plymouth Hoe, heave ho!"
- No. 25 - Song - Blinker - "Many years ago, before I was a man, I believed in fairies, just like Peter Pan. I had perfect faith in ev'ry fairy tale..."
- No. 26 - Song - Captain and Chorus - "Scarce a breath across the bay, this halcyon weather, where all day the ripples play and dance together..."
- No. 27 - Song - Blinker and Chorus - "When a lover wooed a maid ... Just so ... Long ago, he would sigh and serenade ... We know! ... Long ago! ..."
- No. 28 - Song - Blinker and Chorus of Men - "I've taken this woman, she's taken this man, with all of my goods I've endowed her..."
- External Links
- The Marriage Market at Wikipedia
- The Marriage Market at The Guide to Musical Theatre
- Vocal Score at IMSLP
American Musical Theatre
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