What happens in Cadiz

What happens in Cádiz? (1932)

Genre: comic vaudeville in eight scenes.
Text: Joaquín Vela and José López Campúa.
Music: Francisco Alonso.
Premiere: February 5, 1932, at Teatro Romea, Madrid.
Performers of the premiere: Margarita Carbajal, Aurora Saiz, Conchita Constanzo, Liana Gracian, Miss Falensky, Miss Galán, Miss Ariza, Faustino Bretaño, Mr. Palitos, Mr. Valle Lepe, Mr. Casaravilla, Mr. Bernal, Mr. Morales.

Synopsis: In a small village in Cadiz, a very special hotel has been set up for couples who want to divorce, in which a character (Faustino Bretaño) assumes the functions of a professional seducer following the guidelines of a wise lawyer.

The plot was developed through humorous and hilarious situations, jokes of all colours and the typical “deshabillés” of the Romea female ensemble.

Maestro Alonso dressed this story with a dozen musical numbers the most successful of which were a Mexican song, a caricature of the jazz-band, two numbers called “the tiradoras” and “las mamitonas”.




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1932. Performers: Margarita Carbajal, Celia Gámez, Carlos Casaravilla, Orquesta Viva-tonal