chocolate soldier


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chocolate soldier

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informal a person who mistakenly believes that he or she is very powerful, important, or impressive
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1909: The first performance took place of Oscar Strauss's The Chocolate Soldier, the operetta based on Shaw's Arms And The Man.
Arms and the Man, Shaw's combination of social criticismand comedy about military heroics, was produced in Brazil in several incarnations and under several different titles including an operetta called O Soldado de Chocolate (The Chocolate Soldier) which was the most commercially successful version of the play.
It was a splendid notion to bring Ivor Novello, Oscar Straus (no family connection) and Franz Lehar into this musical equation, with the very fine Illona Domnich drawing cheers from her audience with truly splendid performances of Novello's Waltz Of My Heart and that exquisite song from Oscar Straus's operetta The Chocolate Soldier called My Hero.
1909: The first performance took place of Oscar Strauss's The Chocolate Soldier. 1915: The process for making breakfast cereal flakes was patented by Frank Martin.
Oscar Straus's The Chocolate Soldier is based on Shaw's Arms and the Man, though the operetta is less acerbic than the original.
Innumerable books have been named for it (Chocolat -- impossible to read without a bar of Lindt and a box of Ferrero Rocher; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- every child's dream), films have been made about it (The Chocolate War; The Chocolate Soldier; Blood and Chocolate) and articles featuring it have run in everything from The Times to National Geographic.
'Harry is little more than a chocolate soldier and playing at it'
Three new cast albums, in particular--also made available, with original cover art and liner notes, as disc-on-demand through www.arkivmusic.com--are making long overdue CD appearances: the 1964 Budd Schulberg-novel-based What Makes Sammy Run?, with Steve Lawrence; Oscar Straus's The Chocolate Soldier; and Rome's intriguing South Africa-set musical The Zulu and the Zayda, which features Louis Gossett Jr., Ossie Davis and Yiddish star Menasha Skulnik.
Leazes was active in local musical theater for many years playing roles in such productions as The Chocolate Soldier and Oliver.
It wasn't till 1944 that this song appeared; Chocolate drop, always fast asleep Dozin in his cosy bed Chocolate drop has got no time for sleep He's riding in a jeep instead They used to call in lazy bones in Harlem Lazy good for nothing all the day But now they're mighty proud of him in Harlem Chocolate soldier from the USA.
No fewer than seven of those 17 went in at double-figure odds: Moscow Blue (33-1), Chocolate Soldier (25-1), Nick The Silver (25-1), Corran Ard (25-1, as Williams' first runner on the Flat last month), Dancer Life (20-1), Mill Bank (16-1) and stable star State Of Play (11-1).
It applies to injury-jinxed goalkeeper Magnus Hedman, now known to Hoops supporters as The Chocolate Soldier.