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Viktoria and Her Hussar

Alfred Grunwald, Fritz Lohner-Beda, Paul Abraham, Harry Graham

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  6f, 10m

Classic musical romance first performed at the Palace Theatre, London in 1931.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 10m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

Shortly after the end of the First World War, Stefan Koltay, Cavalry Master of the Hussars, and his servant Janzci have become prisoners of war to the Russians and are sentenced to death. 

Meanwhile, the American ambassador John Carling and his wife, the Countess Viktoria, arrive in Tokyo before journeying on to St. Petersburg. Viktoria was once engaged to the Koltay and waited for him after the war was over. Receiving a message that he had fallen in battle, she let herself be convinced by Carling, to finally marry him.

Having exchanged Janzci’s violin for their freedom, Koltay arrives at the US embassy in Tokyo seeking safe passage to Hungary. Recognising him instantly, he and Viktoria are reunited after years apart. Being introduced to him under a pseudonym and having no idea of the connection to his wife, Carling invites Koltay and Janzci to travel with them, under diplomatic protection to Russia from where they will then surely find an opportunity to safely travel on to Hungary. 

However, the Russian secret service discover that Koltay and Janzci escaped from the prison camp and hone in on the pair. Viktoria is faced with the choice between her loyal husband and the man she has loved and lost once before.  

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
Cautions
  • Gun Shots
  • Mild Adult Themes

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

6f, 10m
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting

Materials

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Full Package:

20 Libretti
20 Piano Vocal Scores 

Conductor Score
Leader Violin
1st Violin
2nd Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
Flute/Alto Sax
Oboe
1st Clarinet/Alto Sax
2nd Clarinet/Tenor Sax
Bassoon
Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2
Trombones 1 & 2
Percussion
Harp
Banjo

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Authors

Author

Alfred Grunwald

Author

Fritz Lohner-Beda

Author

Paul Abraham

Author

Harry Graham

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