THE FANTASTIC TOYSHOP

Music by Gioacchino Rossini (selections from Les Riens)
Arranged and orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi
Choreography by Leonide Massine
Curtain, scenery and costumes by Andre Derain

World Premiere: (under the title La Boutique Fantasque) Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Alhambra Theatre, London, 6/5/19
Original Cast: Enrico Cecchetti (Shopkeeper), Alexander Gavrilov (Assistant), Lydia Sokolova and Leon Woizikowski (Tarantella Dancers), Stanislas Idzikowski (The Snob), Nicholas Sverev (Cossack Chief), Vera Clark and Nicholas Kremiev (Dancing Poodles), Lydia Lopouhkova and Leonide Massine (Can-Can Dancers)
ABT Premiere: Central High School Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, 1/4/43
Cast: Simon Semenoff (Shopkeeper), Nicolas Orloff (Assistant), Hubert Bland (Thief), Muriel Bentley (English Old Maid), Antony Tudor (American), Shirley Eckl (Wife), Jerome Robbins (Son), Nora Kaye, Yurek Lazowsky (Tarantella Dancers), Richard Reed (The Snob), John Taras (Melon Hawker), Andre Eglevsky (Cossack Chief), Karen Conrad, John Kriza (Dancing Poodles), Irina Baronova, Leonide Massine (Can-Can Dancers)


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