The New Moon
A Musical Romance
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd,
Frank Mandel and Lawrence Schwab
source: Concord Theatricals
Fairgrounds Elementary School
May 22-24, 1964
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New Moon is an enchanting musical romance which takes place in New Orleans in 1792.
Monsieur Beaunoir is awaiting the arrival of Vicomte Ribaud, the great detective, who has traced Robert Mission, a chevalier and revolutionist, to New Orleans where he is indentured as a bondsman to Monsieur Beaunoir in order to escape from France.
Robert determines to escape again and sings a farewell to Marianne, Beaunoir’s daughter. A quarrel ensues over the love of Marianne with much excitement and near bloodshed.
Robert meets Marianne at a gala ball at Beaunoir’s home, wins number one in the drawing and with it, the privilege of a dance, a kiss and her heart.
Robert is sent back to France on the ship “New Moon” and a breathtaking battle takes place between pirates and sailors of two brigs. All the colonists are landed on an island where they set up a republic. A year later all are happily married and are told by an arriving French ship that France has been declared a republic and all are free.
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(Refreshments will be sold before and after the show, and during intermission. No Smoking in auditorium!)
Synopsis of Scenes
TIME: In the year 1792, and immediately following
Scene 1 Home of M. Beaunoir, outside New Orleans
Scene 2 On the way to the tavern
Scene 3 At the Chez Creole Tavern, in new Orleans
Scene 4 Home of M. Beaunoir
Scene 1 On the deck of “The New Moon”
Scene 2 On an island — a road from the beach
Scene 3 At the stockade gate
Scene 4 Near the beach
Scene 5 At the stockade gate
Produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, New York