The Chocolate Soldier

Opera - Revival

Erlanger's Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: September 21, 1931
  • Closing Date: October 3, 1931
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 16

Music: Jay Blackton, Oscar Strauss

Book: Leopold Jacobson, Rudolph Bernauer

Libretto: Leopold Jacobson, Rudolph Bernauer


During the Serbio-Bulgarian War of 1885, a Bulgarian woman who is engaged to a war hero encounters a Serbian captain who is retreating from the war because he despises it. He teaches her to see beyond the romantic ideals of war in this operetta, adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man.


Opening Night Cast

Ann Carey Aurelia Popoff
Roy Cropper Major Alexius Spiridoff
Hal Ford Col. Kasimer Popoff
Vivian Hart Mascha
Detmar Poppen Captain Massakroff
Charles Purcell Lieutenant Bumerli
Vivienne Segal Nadina Popoff
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Hugh Stanislaus Stange American Book
  Oscar Strauss Music
  Hugh Stanislaus Stange American Lyrics
  Milton Aborn Staging
  Brooks Costume Design
  Charles Baatz Art Direction
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