1980

BALALAIKA

Book by Eric Maschwitz  
Music by George Posford and Bernard Grun    

The Story 

A love story set during the first World War/Russian Revolution with the son of a titled family pursuing his love for a young dancer through difficult times. The show starts and ends after the war at a Montmartre night-club - The Balalaika.  

The initial location is outside the Balalaika Nightclub in Montmartre just after World War I. An old man is singing a sad ballad, "Where Are the Snows?" and the audience is transported back to the Russia of 1914 by way of the story of a lovely ballerina and singer, Lydia, and her high-born lover, Peter. These two young people survive the Revolution, foil and attempted assassination of the Tsar and finally, melt into each other's arms while in exile in Paris.  

Director -Anne Ballantyne
Musical Director - Neville Garden
Ballet Mistress -June Geissler  

Pictures

Songs Include:

If The World Were Mine   

Red, Red Rose 

Be a Casanova 

Ballerina, Sad and Lonely  

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