Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Luiz. Inez reveals that in order to protect the King, she swapped him with her own son. This means that the man she has raised as her son is in fact the King - Luiz, the Duke's drummer. Since he and Casilda are in love, and the gondoliers are reunited with their wives, this means that the operetta ends happily for everybody.
Inez, the King's nurse. She does not appear until the Act 2 Finale, when she reveals what everybody wants to hear ...
|When Tessa, Gianetta, and the other contadine arrive, Marco and Giuseppe decide that they should have a banquet and a dance to celebrate. What is the name of the dance which they do?||The Gondoliers
The Cachuca. Another wonderful song - 'Dance a Cachuca'. There is a gavotte later in the act, as well - 'I am a courtier grave and serious', as the Duke educates Marco and Giuseppe on proper etiquette.
|Marco sings a beautiful song in Act 2, called 'Take a Pair of Sparkling ...' - which body part?||The Gondoliers
eyes. It's a really lovely tenor song - one of my favorite songs in all of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
|At the start of Act 2, all the gondoliers are enjoying court life. But what is making Marco and Giuseppe miserable?||The Gondoliers
Their wives aren't with them. Don Alhambra knows that the king is married to Casilda, so he tells the gondoliers that they can't take their wives with them to Barataria. Of course, their wives get bored and come along anyway!
|Don Alhambra informs Marco and Giuseppe that one of them is the king of an island nation (but he can't tell them which one it is). What is this island called?||The Gondoliers
Barataria. Of course, as it turns out, neither of them is actually the king - due to some baby-swapping several years ago, Luiz is.
Drum. 'And his Grace's private drum, to Venetia's shores have come!'
Luiz. She is madly in love with Luiz, the Duke's drummer, but was married as a baby to the King of Barataria. Of course, as this is a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, Luiz turns out to be the King of Barataria!
She was married as a baby. 'When you were a prattling babe of six months old you were married by proxy to no less a personage than the infant son and heir of His Majesty the immeasurably wealthy King of Barataria!'
|After the Gondoliers and Contadine leave the stage, four characters enter. What country are they from?||The Gondoliers
Spain. 'From the sunny Spanish shore ...'
Marco with Gianetta, Giuseppe with Tessa. Tessa and Gianetta are the lucky two, and Tessa marries Giuseppe while Gianetta marries Marco. But all the others are also characters in the operetta.
They catch them in a game of blind man's buff. They can't decide, 'as all are young and fair, and amiable besides', so they 'propose to let impartial fate select for us a mate', singing 'These handkerchiefs upon our eyes be good enough to bind, and take good care that both of us are absolutely blind! Then turn us round and we with all convenient dispatch, will undertake to marry any two of you we catch.'
|The wonderful duet, 'We're Called Gondolieri', is sung by which two of the gondoliers?||The Gondoliers
Marco and Giuseppe. Marco and Giuseppe sing this wonderful duet, but Antonio, Giorgio, Francesco and Annibale are also gondoliers, and Luiz is also a character in the operetta.
|At the beginning of the operetta, what flowers are the contadine singing to?||The Gondoliers
Roses. 'List and learn, ye dainty roses, roses white and roses red!'
They sing of their love for Marco and Giuseppe, and later present the roses to them.
|What song does Professor Kenyon and Coach Johnson sing togther?||Good News
You're the Creme in my Coffee. Professor Kenyon and Coach sing this when they begin to like each other again! An then they all live happily ever after!
Sptember 6, 1927. "Good News" opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York and ran for a while.
|What song does Babe sing to Bobby and he later joins in singing with her?||Good News
Button Up Your Over-Coat. Babe sings this song to Bobby and tells him to watch what he does like don't eat meat, cut out sweets, be careful crossing streets and more!
|Who is Babe's "boy-friend" that she broke up with without letting him know?||Good News
Beef. Babe broke up with Beef but didn't tell him. She later fell in love with Bobby. Slats and Grubs were just other football players.
Hearst. In the end, you find out that Sylvester's grand father works for the newspaper and Sylvester later becomes known well.
|What is the score at the end of the first half of the football game?||Good News
3-0 Colton's lead. Tait's football was doing terribly this season! But they made a major comeback at the end of the game!
|Which song is NOT from the musical "Good News"?||Good News
Extraordinary. The song "Extraordinary" is from the musical "Pippin", not "Good News." "Varsity Drag" is ends Act I, "Lucky in Love" is about 2 characters loving each other, and "Keep Your Sunny Side Up" is about the football players having to still have confidence even after losing the first half of the game.
|What subject did Professor Kenyon teach?||Good News
Astronomy. Professor Kenyon taught Tom Marlowe. When he failed his astronomy test, Professor Kenyon wouldn't allow him to play in the big game on Saturday. But she later gave in and let Tom take a make-up test.
Connie. Pat's cousin Connie was very smart. Yet Pat would never admit it. She was a stuck-up woman who thought she was the best!
|Who is the football player that all of the sorority girls go crazy about?||Good News
Tom Marlowe. Everyone was in love with Tom Marlowe. He was the best known football player ever! Whenever the girls heard his name, they went crazy!
Cultivated. 'That celebrated, cultivated, underrated nobleman, the Duke of Plaza-Toro!' The word 'overrated' doesn't appear in that sequence.
Palmieri. Marco and Giuseppi are brothers from the Palmieri family.
Jessie Bond. Jessie Bond was in many of the original Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
Gavotte. The Cachuca is also performed in the Finale.
Tenor. Marco has some very high singing which requires a tenor voice.
A duck. 'I no doubt Giuseppe wedded,
That's of course a slice of luck.
He is rather dunderheaded,
Still distinctly he's a duck'.
Luiz. Gilbert and Sullivan were famous for their crazy plot twists, so the fact that Luiz turns out to be the king should not come as a surprise to anyone.