1940s theater program advertisements

1940s theater program advertisements
This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series St. Louis Municipal Opera 1943

Here are 4 more pages out of the 25th Anniversary Program for the 1943 season at the St. Louis Municipal Opera (The Muny). The St. Louis Municipal Opera was started in 1918, and 1943 was the 25th (Silver Anniversary) Season. Included is an advertisement for the musical romance “Rosalie”, an ad for Hunter Meat Food Products (out of East St. Louis Illinois), Philip Morris Cigarettes, Alpen Brau Beer (and KMOX) promotional advertisement, and an ad for Nu Grape Soda (bottled locally by American Soda Water Co.).

What strikes me most about reading the upcoming show list, is that they’re all musicals and operettas.

25th Season of the St. Louis Municipal Opera’s Calendar 1943:

July 19 to 25

“Rosalie”
NIGHTLY AT 8:30

Music by Sigmund Romberg and

George Gershwin

Cast will include Evelyn Wyckofl, Walter
Donahue, Edith King, John Cherry, Joseph
Macaulay. Edmund Dorsay and others.

July 26 to August 1

“The Desert Song”
NIGHTLY AT 8:80
Music by Sigmund Romberg

Cast will include Helena Bliss, Edward
Roecker. Bob Shafer, Collette Lyons.
Clarissa, Jack Sheehan and others.

August 2 to 8

“Babes in Toyland”
NIGHTLY AT 8:30

Music by Victor Herbert

Cast will include Jimmy Shea. Guy Ray-
mond. Evelyn Wyckoli, Helena Bliss,
Joseph Macaulay, Robert Stuart. others.

August 9 to 15

“The Merry Widow”

NIGHTLY AT 8:30
Music by Franz Lehar

Cast will include Irra Petina, John Garris,
Bob ShaIer, Helena Bliss, Joseph Macaulay.
Edmund Dorsay, others.

August 16 to 29

“Chu Chin Chow”

NIGHTLY AT 8:30
Music by Frederick Norton

Cast will include Jimmy Savo, Joseph Macaulay, Marthe Errolle, Bob Shaler,
Jack Sheehan, Helen Raymond, Jess Walters, others.

SINGING AND DANCING CHORUS OF 80 . . . ORCHESTRA OF 50

Seats Now Selling for All Performances

Buy in Advance

POPULAR PRICES: 28c, 55c, $1.10, 1.65, and (for Box Seats) $2.20
(Includes U. S. Tax)

MUNICIPAL OPERA TICKET OFFICE
Lobby, Arcade Building, 8th and Olive. Telephone, Garfield 4400

 

 

 

I’ve scanned pages 2-5 below:

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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