One of the prostitutes, Ottilie, turns down a rich lord to marry a poor mountain boy named Royal. Her madam plots to keep her by having Royal sealed in a barrel and tossed into the ocean. Royal escapes the watery death by taking refuge on the back of a turtle.
The lovers are eventually married and live happily ever after. In the early s Truman Capote became further involved in the performing arts. He was approached once again by producer Saint Subberwho was interested in his recent story "House of Flowers": would he be interested in adapting the work as a musical play for Broadway? Despite the difficulties they had had in turning "The Grass Harp" into a stage play, Capote agreed for a second time to collaborate with producer Saint Subber and set to work.
Much of the writing was done in the Italian fishing village of Portofino; but Capote and Jack Dunphy found time to travel to Switzerland and Paris before turning to America, where Capote met again with producer Saint Subber and Amor,Amor - Tabaco y su Sexteto - Tabaco y Su Sexteto his work in the musical.
After a Philadelphia try-out, the show opened on Broadway on December 30, at the Alvin Theatre and played for performances. Two Ladies In The Shade Of De Banana Tree (From The Broadway Production House Of Flowers) - Pearl story was completely changed to accommodate the new medium.
His original tale was a love story, which would seem to be ideal for the Broadway theater, but the main star in the cast was Pearl Bailey and she was cast as one of the madams of the bordello.
Other stars were Juanita Hall and Diahann Carroll. The story was changed to emphasize the business competition between two of the madams and the love plot was given second shrift. The setting and action were considered "exotic" for the time and the producers decided to emphasize the exoticism of the settings, costumes, and characters. The result was a production that was extremely visually sensuous. The music made use of folk elements from indigenous Caribbean music, folk superstitions, sensual melodies, rich harmonies, ethnic dance rhythms, and a complementary steel drum band.
One of the best parts of the score is the overture, which introduces the subject and mood of the drama. It opens with the screaming blast of a police whistle and ends with a theatrical roll of the drums. The score is extremely rich in beautiful melodies and creative song structures. Act 1. The Orchestra. Ada Moore. One Man Ain't Quite Enough. Pearl Bailey. A Sleepin' Bee. Smellin' of Vanilla Bamboo Cage. House of Flowers.
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