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Wieting Opera House, 19021903. M. Reis, Lessee; John L. Kerr, Manager. De Wolf Hopper and Company in a Musical Production, in Two Acts, Entitled Mr. Pickwick. Based on Dickens' Masterpiece. Music by Manuel Klein. Book by Charles Klein. Lyrics by Grant Stewart. Friday and Saturday, March 2728.

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Published by [Syracuse, NY]. Wieting Opera House. [1903], 1903
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12 pp. Numerous ads throughout. Oblong 12mo. The program for the 1903 performance of Mr. Pickwick, a musical play based on Charles Dickens's novel. The Music was published by M. Witmark & Sons, a prominent NY publisher of the time. The cast and songs are listed for each of the two acts. The production with the same original cast was opened first by Everett R. Reynolds at the Herald Square Theatre in New York on January 19, 1903. The entire music and lyrics may be heard and seen on the Internet at This production, 2 months later, was at the famous Wietling Opera House in Syracuse, NY. The Wietling Opera House was an historic theatrical venue, famous as a tryout spot for Broadway productions, starring, among others, Lillian Russell, Victor Herbert and Helen Madjeska. It opened in 1851, donated by Dr. John Wieting, a noted physician and medical lecturer, and sited in Clinton Sq. (named after Gov. DeWtt Clinton), opposite the Erie Canal. It burned down and was rebuilt three times (e.g., see, N. Y. Times, July 20, 1881). Charles Dickens presented one of his famous readings from "A Christmas Carol" and "The Pickwick Papers" in this hall on March 9, 1868, during his second trip to America Mild soilng of covers. Small chip from lower corner. Pencil notations inside both covers. Else, Very Good. (for music from "Mr. Pickwick"). N. Page, A Dickens Chronology, p. 129 (for Syracuse reading). Illustrated printed paper wraps. Stapled. Bookseller Inventory # 11092

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Title: Wieting Opera House, 19021903. M. Reis, ...

Publisher: [Syracuse, NY]. Wieting Opera House. [1903]

Publication Date: 1903

Illustrator: Illustrated.

Edition: First Edition.

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