The Desert SongThe Desert Song
was also performed in:
1936 and 1995

Director - Pamela Kay
Musical Director - Richard Telfer
Ballet Mistress - Doris Bruce



Book and Lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel
Music by Sigmund Romberg

The Desert Song

The story

General Birabeau has been sent to Morocco to root out and destroy the Riff bandits. Especially must he bring to book their daredevil leader, known as the Red Shadow. He can look for little help from his milksop son, Pierre, who spends all his time mooning over Captain Fontaine's fiancée, the lovely Margot. But Margot secretly yearns to be swept into the arms of some bold, dashing sheik, perhaps even the Red Shadow himself? To her surprise, when her Eastern hero does in fact abduct her he treats her with every Western consideration. And when this Moroccan Robin Hood comes face to face with Birabeau, he surprisingly refuses to fight the old man. Azuri, the sinuous and secretive native dancing girl, might be persuaded to answer some of these riddles if only she can be made sufficiently drunk. 
Meanwhile, Benny and Susan still provide some of the best opportunities for inspired clowning ever offered to a comedy team


Songs Include:

The Desert Song

Song of the Brass Key

One Good Boy Gone Wrong

Eastern and Western Love

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