Poster IRENE - April 1985
IRENE is a star vehicle. The character must act, sing, and dance. She has the bulk of the musical numbers, many of which are throwbacks to operetta, but she must be equally at ease singing what was new for 1919 jazz.

The original Irene, Edith Day, was such a success in the role that she also starred in the London production the following year. Once in Great Britain, Miss Day stayed in England for the remainder of her career. She was so popular with audiences that a cocktail was named after her. Served in a champagne glass, the Edith Day Cocktail contains gin, grapefruit juice, sugar, and an egg white.

Book by James Montgomery. Music by Harry Tierney. Lyrics by Joe McCarthy.

IRENE opened on Broadway in November 1919 and ran for 670 performances.

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Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Manager Ron Newton
Assistant Stage Manager Dave Hawkins
Stage Crew Fred McGee, Frank Watson, Brian Stenning, Mike Wines, Sean Goldring, Brian Dore
Sound Peter Mitchell
Lighting Design Peter Hutchings
Property Mistress Audrey Blow
Wardrobe Sue Womar
Publicity Brian Bayford
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Ticket Control Eric Tompkinson, Pat Wallace
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