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FOOTLIGHT NOTES
no. 404

updated
Saturday, 11 June 2005

The 'I Can't Do the Sum' song,
which was added to the score of Babes in Toyland,
Majestic Theatre, New York, some time after the opening night, 13 October 1903,
with William Norris as Alan and Mabel Barrison as Jane,
accompanied by Nella Webb, Susie Kelleher, Mary Welsh, Elizabeth Roth, et al

'I Can't Do the Sum' song from Babes in Toyland

The 'I Can't Do the Sum' song,
with music by Victor Herbert and lyrics by Glen MacDonough,
from the original production of Babes in Toyland, Majestic Theatre, New York, 1903,
with William Norris as Alan and Mabel Barrison as Jane,
and Nella Webb as Bo-Peep, Susie Kelleher as Red Riding Hood, Mary Welsh as Sallie Waters,
Elizabeth Roth as Curly Locks, Irene Cromwell as Miss Muffett, Virginia Folz as Simple Simon,
Bertha Krieghoff as Peter, Doris Mitchell as Tommy Tucker, Mae Naudin as Jack,
Stella Beardsley as Boy Blue, and Myrtle McGrain as Bobbie Saftoe.

(photo: Sarony, New York, 1903)

William Norris and Mabel Barrison


William Norris and Mabel Barrison as they appeared in
Babes in Toyland, Majestic Theatre, New York, 1903,
for the song, 'I Can't Do the Sum'.

(photo: Sarony, New York, 1903)

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