May 4, 1953
The Mighty Casey
Composer:William Schuman
Librettist:Jeremy GuryJules Gury
Synopsis
The day of the big baseball game finds Centerville playing Mudville for the State championship. The great player Casey comes to the plate for Mudville, which is behind in the bottom of the ninth inning. Casey swings mightily, but to his fans' dismay, he strikes out.

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Opera SaratogaThe Mighty Casey7/7/2012 - 7/7/2012


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:20

Musical Style
Tonal; elements of jazz and parlour songs; leaping vocal lines; strident rhythms; use of ostinatos; richly colored orchestration

Vocal & Musical Forces
7 Baritones, 2 Sopranos, 2 Tenors, SATB Chorus, opt Ballet, Pantomime Role, Silent Role, Speaking Roles

Original Cast
Cast of the 1955 Ford Foundation production:
Danny Scholl (Casey)
Elise Rhodes (Merry)
George Irving (Night Watchman)
Rufus Smith (Snedeker)
Nathanial Frey (Thatcher)
Bruce Renshaw (Charlie)
Mort Marshall (Concessionaire)
Robert Goss (Andy Jones)
Del Horstmann (Red O'Toole)
Mark Murphy (Otis Burrows)
Lee Krieger (Tony Perrone)
Demy Trevor (Elmer Blake)
Loren Welch (Scooter Cooney)
Van Hawley (Roughhouse Flynn)
Donald Clarke (Benny Rabensky)
David Thomas (Umpire)
Albert Linville (Manager)


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