Blue Mountain Melody

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Blue Mountain Melody
Music Charles Zwar
Lyrics Charles Zwar
Book Jimmy Bancks
Productions 1934 Sydney & Melbourne

Blue Mountain Melody (also seen as The Blue Mountains Melody) is a 1934 Australian musical comedy. It was a rare local musical produced by J.C. Williamson Ltd. The firm commissioned it following the success of Collits' Inn.[1]

Blue Mountain Melody's original production featuring Madge Elliot and Cyril Ritchard opened at the Theatre Royal in Sydney in September 1934. The production moved to Melbourne at His Majesty's Theatre in November 1934.[2][3]

Plans were announced to make a movie of it using the stage cast under the direction of Frederick Blackman.[4] However the musical was not a notable success and Williamson did not produce another local original musical until The Sentimental Bloke in the early 1960s.

Songs[edit]

  • "Blue Mountain Melody"
  • "I Can See a Picture"
  • "Shadows"
  • "Let's Relax"
  • "Send Me a Telegram"
  • "Palm Beach Girl"
  • "Cooee"
  • "How I Love You"
  • "I'd Like to Be a Statue in the Park"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AUSTRALIAN PLAY.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 17 September 1934. p. 4. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ ""Blue Mountain Melody"". The Argus (Melbourne) (27,512). Victoria, Australia. 22 October 1934. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "MUSIC, STAGE & F1LM". The Age (24,824). Victoria, Australia. 5 November 1934. p. 14. Retrieved 21 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "Filming Australian Musical", Everyone's, 10 October 1934 p 32

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