THE BELLE OF NEW YORK
Book and lyrics by Hugh Morton: Music by Gustave Kerker
Violet Gray is a Salvation Army girl who becomes an heir to a fortune belonging to Ichabod Bronson. She has been chosen as the recipient of this windfall because Ichabod, although not averse to dallying with the odd chorus girl himself, is a firm believer in organisations such as the Young Men's Rescue League and the Anti-Cigarette Society. He has found out that his playboy son, Harry, intends to marry actress Cora Angelique. Violet, for her part, is intent on Harry getting the
inheritance - and her as well! Her saucy performance of the "At Ze Naughty Folies Bergère" does the trick - Ichabod cannot possibly leave his fortune to someone who behaves like that, and Harry's name goes back in the will. Harry finally sees the error of his ways and falls in love with sweet, simple Violet.
Director -Anne Ballantyne
Musical Director - Neville Garden
Ballet Mistress -Rebecca Walker