Louise Gold starred, as Montana, at The Lillian Baylis Studio Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Between 17 July 2011 and
STOP PRESS: Louise Gold has two nominations in the Broadway World West End Awards: http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/vote2015region.cfm
In particular she has been nominated for Understudy of The Year Female: http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/liveupdate2015region.cfm?btype=4338®ion=UK%20/%20West%20End#sthash.2TIlL8gx.dpbs (for her performance as Momma Rose – she understudied Imelda Staunton)
Lombo Compas – Jonathan Hansler
Mrs Augustus Adamson – Sophie Angelson
Mr Augustus Adamson – Stewart Permutt
Augustus Jnr – Richard Linnell
Joe Bascom (alias Humphrey Fish) –
1st Girl – Helen Kelly
2nd Girl – Jennifer Burman
Senor Martinez – David Anthony
Miguel – Alex Scott Fairley
Mrs Molly Wincor – Jennifer Burman
David Winthrop – Graham Bickley
Jose – Nic Gibney
Tille Leeds –
Lolita Cantine – Wendy Ferguson
Dagmar Marshak – Alice Redmond
Chief of Police – Stewart Permutt
Lottery Boy – Nic Gibney
Mrs Molly Wincor – Jennifer Burman
Lottery Girl – Helen Kelly
Lillian – Lana Green
Original Production – Opened Shubert Theatre
Intern – Denise Koch
Publicist – Arthur Leon PR
Musical Staging – Ewan Jones
Musical Director –
Producer – Lost MusicalsTM The Lost Musicals Charitable Trust (1069268)
concert staging of Mexican Hayride was performed at The Lillian Baylis
Studio Theatre which is named after the early twentieth century theatre
manager Lillian Baylis,
the niece of social reformer Emma Cons,
who founded Morely College amongst other things.
June Havoc (the original Montana)’s early career as a child star in vaudeville was portrayed in the musical Gypsy.
Helen Kelly is not the actress of the same name who appeared in Ziegfeld (stage show) (that was an older lady).
Graham Bickley, and, Louise Gold had previously appeared together in The Pirates Of Penzance (Stage Production), and the associated galas The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Performance), The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Preview), The Pirates Of Penzance (Benefit Preview), and as part of that cast in The Royal Variety Performance (1982).
Graham Bickley’s recording credits include: The Best Of Broadway Musicals, Encore – The Very Best From The Musicals, Great Duets From The Musicals, Cole Porter - Night And Day, Simply Musicals, The Great Musicals – Wonderful Tales, The Great Musicals – Glamour & Majesty, The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens, Magic Of The Musicals, The Great Musicals – From Broadway To Hollywood.
Myra Sands has previously appeared in a concert of highlights from the Ratepayers’ Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado.
Louise Gold, and, Myra Sands had previously appeared together in such Lost Musicals as: By Jupiter, One Touch Of Venus (1992 Production), DuBarry Was A Lady (1993 Production), New Girl In Town, Red Hot & Blue, and, One Touch Of Venus (2000 Production).
Louise Gold, and, Myra Sands have also previously appeared in Follies (at The Royal Festival Hall), whose original Broadway production was also at The Winter Garden Theatre.
Myra Sands may have taken part in Camberwell Pocket Opera’s First Fundraising Gala.
Louise Gold has appeared in quite a number of Cole Porter musicals, besides Kiss Me Kate, she has also appeared in the Ethel Merman quintet of shows: Anything Goes, Red Hot & Blue, Du Barry Was A Lady (see: Du Barry Was A Lady (1993 Production) and Du Barry Was A Lady (2001 Production)), Panama Hattie, and, Something For The Boys, she has also appeared in Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It, and, Kiss Me Kate. However, she has made all too few recordings, the only albums of her singing Cole Porter are Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It (Recording), and the JAY/TER studio cast album of Anything Goes (recording) - Website Recommended Album.
“Lost Musicals’ veteran Louise
“The wonderful Louise Gold led the ladies and there was a fabulous comedy soprano, Wendy Ferguson, who raised the roof.” Jessica Martin, ACT/REST BLOG, 27 July 2011
“Long before Cats set the record for the
longest-running musical in history at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, which
is now home to another Brit originated hit in Mamma Mia!, this same theatre
hosted the New York premiere of Mexican Hayride in 1944, and even as Oklahoma! had broken the rules of musical theatre writing the year
before, this madcap comedy romp turned the clock back to a sillier age. That
spirit is ideally honoured in a pair of delightful comic performances from
“Louise Gold gave the character of
“What’s a shame about this show is that there were a pile of really good
performances attempting to claw their way through the nonexistent plot. Louise
Gold was as wonderful and warm as
Links about Mexican Hayride
The Stage’s review of this production: http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/33017/mexican-hayride
Classic Source’s review of this production: http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=9416
Reveiws Gate’s review of this production: http://www.reviewsgate.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5761
WebCowgirl’s review of this production: http://webcowgirl.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/ or http://webcowgirl.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/review-mexican-hayride-lost-musicals-at-sadlers-wells-2011-series/
British Theatre Guide’s review of this production: http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/mexicanhayride-rev.htm
Act/Rest, Jessica Martin’s Official Blog, mention of this production: http://officialjessicamartin.com/blog/?p=822
The Real Chris Sparkle’s review of this production: http://therealchrisparkle.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/review-%E2%80%93-lost-musicals-mexican-hayride-lilian-baylis-studio-at-sadler%E2%80%99s-wells-31st-july-2011/
Splitsider’s catch up on where The Muppet Show Muppeteers are now: http://splitsider.com/2011/08/checking-in%E2%80%A6with-the-muppet-show-muppeteers (well it just happens to mention this production)
Paris Broadway’s review of this production (in French): http://blog.parisbroadway.com/