The Casino Girl

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The Casino Girl is a musical written by Harry B. Smith (1860-1936)[1], with music by Ludwig Engländer (1853-1914)[2].

The original text

Libretto by Harry B. Smith, composed by Ludwig Englander, with interpolated numbers by John Philip Sousa, Harry T. MacConell, Reginald de Koven, Arthur Nevin, and Fred Solomon. Lyrics by Robert B. Smith, Sydney Rosenfeld and Harold Ellis, .

Produced by George W. Lederer, (1861-1938)[3], it was first performed in New York at the Casino Theatre, 19 March 1900; first performed in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre, 11 July 1900.

The sheet music originally published by E. Ascherberg & Co, London, 1900.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1903: Performed on tour in South Africa by the Royal Australian Opera Company under the management of the Wheeler Company, featuring among other Gertie Campion and Dan O'Connor. Venues included the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town and His Majesty's Theatre, Johannesburg.


D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 414.

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