The Mighty Casey
Composer: William Howard Schuman
Librettist: Jeremy Gury
Other Artistic Personnel: Elmer Nagy (Stage Director)
Moshe Paranov (Conductor)
Original Cast: Cast of the 1955 Ford Foundation production:
Danny Scholl (Casey)
Elise Rhodes (Merry)
George Irving (Night Watchman)
Rufus Smith (Snedeker)
Nathanial Frey (Thatcher)
Bruce Renshaw (Charlie)
Mort Marshall (Concessionaire)
Robert Goss (Andy Jones)
Del Horstmann (Red O'Toole)
Mark Murphy (Otis Burrows)
Lee Krieger (Tony Perrone)
Demy Trevor (Elmer Blake)
Loren Welch (Scooter Cooney)
Van Hawley (Roughhouse Flynn)
Donald Clarke (Benny Rabensky)
David Thomas (Umpire)
Albert Linville (Manager)
Premiere Date: May 04, 1953
Producing Company: Moss Music Group
Description: The day of the big baseball game finds Centerville playing Mudville for the State championship. The great player Casey comes to the plate for Mudville, which is behind in the bottom of the ninth inning. Casey swings mightily, but to his fans' dismay, he strikes out.
Reviews: The New York Times, Tim Page, 7-27-86; The New York Times, Allen Hughes, 5-17-76; The New York Times, Allen Hughes, 8-31-67; The New York Times, Dan Sullivan, 8-16-67; The New York Times, Harold C. Schonberg, 5-5-53; Musical America, 1953
Length: 01:20
Total Acts: Not Available
Chorus: SATB Chorus
Orchestration: 1 fl, 1 ob, 2 cl, 1 bsn - 2 tpt, 3 tbn, 1 tba - 2 perc - pf - str
Ballet/Dance: Optional Ballet
Musical Style: Tonal; elements of jazz and parlour songs; leaping vocal lines; strident rhythms; use of ostinatos; richly colored orchestration
Contact: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Mighty Casey (Schuman)
Saturday, July 7, 2012 - Opera Saratoga
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