Tricks

Alvin Theatre

Previews Began: January 3, 1973

Opening Night: January 8, 1973

Closing Night: January 13, 1973

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Music: Jerry Blatt

Lyrics: Lonnie Burstein

Book: Jon Jory

A musical comedy based on Moliere’s “Scapin,” which deals with two young men whose fathers disapprove of their marriages. In the end all works out well through the efforts of Scapin.

Musical Numbers

Prologue: Love or Money…………………………Commedia
Who Was I?……………………………….Octave, Commedia
Trouble’s a Ruler………………Scapin, Sylvestre, Octave
Enter Hyacinthe…………………………Octave, Commedia
Believe Me………………..Octave, Hyacinthe, Commedia
Tricks…………………………………………..Scapin, Sylvestre
A Man of Spirit……………………………………….Commedia
Where Is Respect…………………………Argante, Geronte
Somebody’s Doin’ Somebody All the Time……Scapin,
                                                                    Commedia
A Sporting Man…………………………..Scapin, Commedia

Scapin………………………………..Arlecchino; Lead Singer
Anything Is Possible………………………Scapin, Sylvestre
How Sweetly Simple………………Hyacinthe, Zerbinetta
Gypsy Girl…………………………….Zerbinetta, Commedia
Epilogue: Life Can Be Funny……………………..Company

CAST

René Auberjonois                                               Scapin
Walter Bobbie                                                    Octave
Charlotte Crossley                                         Charlotta
John Handy                                                    Gondolier
June Helmers                                               Zerbinetta
Randy Herron                                                  Leandre
Ernestine Jackson                                          Ernestina
Mitchell Jason                                                   Argante
Carolyn Mignini                                            Hyacinthe
Joe Morton                              Arlecchino; Lead Singer
Christopher Murney                                      Sylvestre
Adale O’Brien                                   Property Mistress
Jo Ann Ogawa                                                    Isabella
Shezwae Powell                                              Shezwae
Lani Sundsten                                                 Carmella
Tom Toner                                                       Geronte
Suzanne Walker                                           Pantanella

Standby: Eric Tavares (Scapin, Sylvestre)

Understudies: Susan Dyas (Hyacinthe, Property Mistress), Vicki Frederick (Pantanella, Carmella, Isabella), Joe Hill (Argante, Geronte)

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