Concert program for a performance by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The program included The New Yorker, music by George Gershwin, Scheherazade, music by Rimsky-Korsakoff, and Gaite Parisienne, music by Jacques Offenbach. The music was conducted by Franz Allers.
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Presents BALLET RUSSE de Monte Carlo Sponsored by Universal Art, Inc. PORTLAND AUDITORIUM Tuesday, August 11, 1942, 8:30 P. M. PROGRAM I. THE NEW YORKER Libretto by Rea IRV1N in collaboration with Leonide MASSINE Music by George GERSHWIN, orchestrated by David RAKSIN Scenery and costumes designed by Carl KENT after Rea IRVIN and Nathalie CROTHERS Costumes executed by Mme. BERTHE Scenery executed by Eugene B. Dunkel Studios, Inc. A dioramic view of New York's cafe society in three scenes presents a nocturnal adventure of the animated drawings made famous by Peter Arno, Helen E. Hokinson, William Steig, Otto Soglow and other artists' creations whose habitude is between the covers of The New Yorker magazine. To Central Park's Plaza come Arno's Colonel, Dowager and Timid Man; Hokinson's Clubwoman; boys and girls; each intent on hotspotting. Venal headwaiters, baby-faced debutantes, keyhole columnists, Steig's "Small Fry," gullible gangsters, Soglow's King, all these with gentle madness people the parade of New York after dark. The thread of the story is incidental to the portrayal of characters whose lives begin when the city goes to bed. The titles of "The New Yorker" and the characters appearing therein are by special permission of The New Yorker magazine. Scene 1. Hokinson Lady Tatiana CHAMIE Timid Man James STARBUCK Colonel Vladimir KOSTENKO The Dowager Jean YAZVINSKY Eustace Tilley George ZORITCH Chauffeur Nicholas BERESOFF Policeman Anton VLASOFF Doorman Walter SAMPSON Boy Alexander GOUDOVITCH Peddler Anna SEMENOVA Girls Nathalie KRASSOVSKA and Miles. MLADOVA, GRANTZEVA, BROWN, GELEZNOVA Boys Frederic FRANKLIN and MM. VOLKOFF, STARBUCK, KOKITCH, PICON Scene 2. Maitre d'Hotel Casimir KOKITCH Waiters MM. GOUDOVITCH, KAROL Drunkard Armand PICON Timid Man James STARBUCK Guests Anna SCARPOVA and Slava TOUMINE Yvonne HILL and Kari KARNAKOSKI Tatiana SENENOVA and Anton VLASOFF Tatiana FLOTAT and Nicholas BERESOFF Jean YAZVINSKY and Vladimir KOSTENKO Tatiana CHAMIE and George ZORITCH (Program for The New Yorker continued on next page) PROGRAM (Continued) THE NEW YORKER (Concluded) Debutante Nathalie KRASSOVSKA Her Three Boy-Friends Roland GUERARD, C. KOKITCH, Chris VOLKOFF Small-Fry Anna ISTONINA and Harry LANG The Girl Sonia WOICIKOWSKA The King Michel KATCHAROFF Bodyguard Walter SAMPSON Gossip Columnist Frederic FRANKLIN Scene 3. Drunkard Armand PICON Gossip Columnist Frederic FRANKLIN Guests Anna SCARPOVA and Slava TOUMINE Yvonne HILL and Alexander GOUDOVITCH Tatiana SENENOVA and Anton VLASOFF Tatiana FLOTAT and Nicholas BERESOFF Jean YAZVINSKY and Vladimir KOSTENKO Tatiana CHAMIE and George ZORITCH Girls Nathalie KRASSOVSKA and Miles. MLADOVA, GRANTZEVA, BROWN, GELEZNOVA Boys MM. VOLKOFF, SAMPSON, PICON Piano Solo: Shibley BOISE Conductor: Franz ALLERS Intermission II SCHEHERAZADE A choreographic drama in one act by Leon BAKST Music by RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF Choreography by Michel FOKINE Scenery and costumes by Leon BAKST Costumes executed by Mme. KARINSKA In his opulent palace, Shariar, King of India and China, listens to the suspicions of his brother, Shah Zeman, concerning the infidelity of the King's wives, especially his favorite, Zobeide. To test the love of his ladies, the King leaves the palace ostensibly for a hunt. As soon as he departs, the wives bribe the Chief Eunuch to open the doors to the slave quarters. Zobeide commands the Eunuch to unlock still another door, and out steps a handsome negro, which is the signal for the orgy to begin. Youths come bearing food and wine; the revelry mounts in abandonment. At its height, the King suddenly returns. He commands his men to put the slaves and sultanas to death. Undecided about Zobeide, whom he truly loves, he would let her live did he not prize honor more. But Zobeide snatches a dagger and stabs herself, falling dead at the feet of her grieving master. Zobeide Mia SLAVENSKA The Favorite Slave Frederic FRANKLIN Shah Shariar Jean YAZVINSKY Shah Zeman, his brother Casimir KOKITCH The Chief Eunuch Nicholas BERESOFF Odalisques T. SENENOVA, Milada MLADOVA, Eleanor MARRA The Sultan's Wives Miles. KORJINSKA, GELEZNOVA, KRAMAR, CHAMIE, WILLIAMS, BROWN, SEMENOVA, LVOVA Olmei Miles. FLOTAT, CRABTREE, ETHERIDGE, GRANTZEVA, ROUDENKO, SCARPOVA, ISTOMINA, HILL Adolescents MM. STARBUCK, TOUMINE, LANG, GOUDOVITCH, PICON, KATCHAROFF Negroes MM. VOLKOFF, KOSTENKO, KARNAKOSKI, TIHMAR, VLASOFF, MARKOFF, SAMPSON, YOUROFF Eunuchs, the Sultan's Suite, etc. Conductor: Franz ALLERS Intermission (Program continued on next page) PORTLAND'S GREATER ARTISTS SERIES Victory Season 1942-3 Jascha Helietz • Marian Anderson • Nelson Eddy Vladimir Horowitz • Ballet Theatre e Richard Crooks Rise Stevens ORDER TICKETS NOW!!! $10.45, $7.20, $5.35 A small deposit now, balance October 1st ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU, 402 Studio Bldg., Portland, Ore.—BEacon 0537 III. GAITE PARISIENNE Ballet in One Act Music by Jacques OFFENBACH Orchestrated by Manuel ROSENTHAL in collaboration with Jacques BRINDEJONC-OFFENBACH Choreography by Leonide MASSINE Decor and Theme by Count Etienne de BEAUMONT Scenery executed by Oreste ALLEGRI Costumes executed by Mme. KARINSKA This is the saucy and sparkling French, sister of "Le Beau Danube," and it had its first performance at the Theatre de Monte Carlo in the spring of 1938. The ballet is concerned with the immense gusto of living in and for the moment, finding its supreme expression in the Offenbach can-can. Out on the terrace there is a ball every evening. As the curtain rises, the waiters and the girl attendants are arranging the tables and preparing the cloakroom, an attractive young flower-girl and a fascinating glove-seller are laying out their wares. Dancing attendance on the fair ladies is a wealthy Peruvian; but a group of "cocodettes"—of light and easy virtue —succeed in tearing him away from the two charming rivals. There now appears a young Austrian baron whose friends have sung the praises of both the gaiety of Paris and this fascinating vendor of gloves. The baron recognizes the glove-seller at once, and he falls head over heels in love with her. The flower-girl becomes jealous. Brightly uniformed soldiers enter, and the "cocodettes" prove that a uniform is always an attraction, for they leave everything and follow. The outstanding celebrity of the hour, La Lionne, makes her appearance in the company of a Duke and the Lady in Green. She ignores the wealthy Peruvian but flirts first with one and then with, the other of the assembled men. Meanwhile the Austrian baron, grown bold, approaches the glove-seller; and at the same time the officer playfully makes a game of trying to kiss the girl, who spiritedly defends herself. The baron, in enraged jealousy, flies at the interloper, but they are separated. The scandal spreads, however, and all are drawn into it. The celebrity tries to calm the officers, while the glove-seller, impressed by the baron's bravery, drags him off. And now the divertissement begins: First the dancers appear in the famous quadrille, then in a variety of numbers. The crowd takes part; flowers and souvenirs are distributed; the characters alter beneath the black velvet masks and "baoutas" (the feather-boas of the period) which, have been distributed. One might easily imagine the scene to be in Venice. The crowd disappears through the garden—and the stage is empty. Empty save for the glove-seller and her baron, whom she allows to embrace her tenderly ... And as they, too, move away ... the light fades. At which moment, the Peruvian, still alone, still unattached, dashes across the stage—-in mad pursuit of pleasure. Glove-seller Alexandra DANILOVA Flower-girl Tatiana GRANTZEVA La Lionne Lubov ROSTOVA The Lady in Green Irina SEMOCHENKO The Peruvian Nicholas BERESOFF The Baron Roland GUERARD The Officer Vladimir KOSTENKO The Duke Casimir KOKITCH Tortoni Armand PICON (Program concluded on next page) PROGRAM (Concluded) GftlTE PAEUSIENNE (Concluded) Girl Attendants Miles. SCARPOVA, ETHERIDGE, CRABTREE, CHAMIE Cafe waiters MM. KATCHAROFF, LANG, TOUMINE, GOUDOVITCH "Cocodettes" Miles. KORJINSKA, FLOTAT, MLADOVA, ROUDENKO, HILL, WOICIKOWSKA Billiard Players Kari KARNAKOJKI, George ZORITCH, James STARBUCK Soldiers MM. VOLKOFF, SAMPSON, VLASOFF, TIHMAR The Dance Master Armand PICON Dandies MM. KATCHAROFF, TOUMINE, GOUDOVITCH, LANG Can-Can Dancers Katia GELEZNOVA Miles. ETHERIDGE, KORJINSKA, BROWN, HILL, MLADOVA, ISTOMINA, WOICIKOWSKA, LVOVA, KRAMAR, ORTH Conductor: Franz ALLERS CAST SUBJECT TO CHANGES Sponsored by UNIVERSAL ART, INC. Julius FLEISCHMANN, President Leonide MASSINE, Artisric Director Sergei DENHAM, Vice-President Jean YAZVINSKY. Regtsseur General David LIBIDINS, Administrative Director Franz ALLERS, Conductor Rene BLUM, Founder and Director, Ballets de Monte Carlo STAFF FOR S. HUROK Leon Sparchner Company Manager Gerald Goode General Press Representative Barry Hyams Associate Press Representative Mae Frohman Executive Secretary E. Pye Carpenter Carl Green Property Master E. De Braun Wardrobe Mistress Henry Biasetti Wardrobe Master Lawrence Wiener Advertising Representative Exclusive Management: Hurok Attractions, Inc., 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City The management strictly forbids the taking of any photographs or motion pictures inside the theatre without written permission. VECTOR and COLUMBIA ALBUMS Columbia Album Set X-115 GAITE PARISIENNE $2.65 RCA-Victor Album M-269 SCHEHERAZADE $6.85 RECORDS — SHEET MUSIC Third Floor THE J. EC. GELL CO. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark 'The Store for Home Entertainment'
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