White Horse Inn
by Erik Charell, Harry Graham, Bernard Grun, Eric Maschwitz, Hans Muller
Full Length Musical, Drama / 12m, 6f
Head waiters of White Horse Inn have found that to fall in love with the attractive young widow who owns the establishment is a swift and certain route to dismissal. Yet none have been able to resist Josepha; least of all Leopold, the present incu…
Head waiters of White Horse Inn have found that to fall in love with the attractive young widow who owns the establishment is a swift and certain route to dismissal. Yet none have been able to resist Josepha; least of all Leopold, the present incumbent. She, however, pines for Valentine Sutton, a regular visitor from England, and is resolutely blind to all the evidence that his thoughts for her are no more than warm friendship. Valentine's annual visit is at hand, and by the same steamer arrive Ebenezer Grinkle, a self-made lad from Lancashire with plenty of brass, his sweet young daughter Ottoline, an impoverished Professor Hinzel and his gawky, lisping, but appealing daughter Gretel, and a dapper young man, Sigismund Smith (of Hammersmith). Sub-plots abound as Smith and Grinkle discover they are hated business rivals, Sutton (who is Smith's solicitor) falls in love with Ottoline, and Smith with Gretel, while Leopold repeatedly threatens to resign and wish them all a last "Good-bye!" The subsequent arrival of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor serves at first only to add to the acrimonious chaos, but finally his kindly understanding and wisdom do much to bring about the statutory happy ending.
Act I Outside White Horse Inn. A cow-shed (front drop)
Act II Outside White Horse Inn. The pine woods (front drop). The Mayor's parlour (front drop). The cow-shed (front drop)
Act III Outside White Horse Inn. Outside The Travellers' Rest, high in the mountains (front drop or inset)
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- Time Period: 1930s
- Vocal Demands: Difficult
- Orchestra Size: Large
For the Chorus
It is difficult to open the vocal score at a page which does not contain work for chorus and/or dancers. Undoubtedly a "big company" production, strong harmony singing is essential, with six-part chorus work the rule rather than the
- Expandable casting
Music Material Rental Packages
2 Piano/Vocal scores (more available on request)
1st and 2nd Violins
1st and 2nd Clarinets
Stage band cards can be provided for Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombo
Chorus Books are available for purchase separately.