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Hold on to Your Hats   

 
Shubert Theatre , (9/11/1940 - 2/01/1941)
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Opening Date:Sep 11, 1940   
Closing Date:Feb 01, 1941 Total Performances:158

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Route 66, Sunshine Valley Rancho, New York City, and Mexico


Production Staff
Produced by Al Jolson, George Hale and Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Book by Guy Bolton, Matt Brooks and Eddie Davis; Music by Burton Lane; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Musical Director: Al Goodman; Music arranged by Hans Spialek; Vocal arrangements by Joseph J. Lilley
Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor; Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Feder
Production Supervisor: George Hale
Cast
Albert Amato Dancing Boy
Marjorie Baglin Dancing Girl
Alan Bandler Dancing Boy
Flora Bowes Dancing Girl
Betty Boyce Dancing Girl
Russ Brown "Dinky"
Frank Carey Dancing Boy
Sid Cassel Luis
Renee Cettel Dancing Girl
George Church "Lon"
Grace DeVita Dancing Girl
Constance Dowling Dancing Girl
Marty Drake Radio Ace
"Old Man" Hawkins
Lew Eckles Sheriff
Jean Ellis Dudette
"Jinx" Falkenburg 1st Dudette
Rita
Betty Ford Dancing Girl
Jacqueline Gately Dancing Girl
Betty Gavin Dancing Girl
Bert Gordon "Concho"
Arthur Grahl Dancing Boy
Margie Greene Ranchette
Eunice Healey Shirley
Betty Jane Hess Dudette
Randolph Hughes Dancing Boy
Margaret Irving Sierra
Clarence Jaeger Dancing Boy
Anita Jakobi Ranchette
Al Jolson Lone Rider
Dave Jones Dancing Boy
Will Kuluva Pedro
Gil Lamb "Slim"
Marion Lulling Dancing Girl
Herb Lurie Dancing Boy
George Maran Sound Effects
Joanne Marshall Dancing Girl
Joyce Matthews 2nd Dudette
George Miller Dancing Boy
Russ Milton Dancing Boy
Janet Moore Dudette
Arnold Moss Fernando
Dorothea Pinto 3rd Dudette
John Randolph Radio Announcer
Martha Raye Mamie
Ruthe Reid Dudette
Bill Rettie Dancing Boy
Francesca Sims Dudette
Jack Smith Dancing Boy
Joe Stoner "Shep" Martin
Radio Ace
Lou Stoner Radio Ace
Betty Tanner Tanner Sister
Martha Tanner Tanner Sister
"Mickey" Tanner Tanner Sister
Dorothy Thomas Dancing Girl
Iris Wayne Ranchette
Jack Whiting Pete
Janis Williams Ranchette
Claire Wolf Dancing Girl
Dorothy Wygal Dudette
music by Burton Lane; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Way Out West Where the East Begins Tanner Sisters, Radio Aces and Boys
Hold Onto Your Hats Mamie, Ranchettes and Ensemble
Walkin' Along Mindin' My Business Lone Rider
The World Is In My Arms Pete, Shirley, Ranchettes, Tanner Sisters, Radio Aces and Ensemble
Would You Be So Kindly Lone Rider, Mamie, Ranchettes and Ensemble
Life Was Pie for the Pioneer Mamie, "Lon" and Boys
Don't Let It Get You Down Pete, Shirley, "Dinky", "Slim", Sierra, Radio Aces, Tanner Sisters and Ensemble
Don't Let It Get You Down (Reprise)Lone Rider and Shirley
There's a Great Day Coming, Manana Lone Rider and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
Then You Were Never in Love "Lon", Radio Aces, Ranchettes and Ensemble
Down on the Dude Ranch Lone Rider, "Concho" and Mamie
She Came, She Saw, She Canned Mamie, Lone Rider, Ranchettes and Ensemble
The World Is In My Arms (Reprise)Shirley, Radio Aces and Boys
Old-Timer Lone Rider and Boys
Swanee (from the SINBAD tour)
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Irving Caesar)
Lone Rider
April Showers (from BOMBO)
(music by Louis Silvers; lyrics by Bud G. DeSylva)
You Made Me Love You
(music by James V. Monaco; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy)
Sonny Boy (from THE SINGING FOOL film)
(music by Al Jolson, Bud G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Al Jolson, Bud G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
My Mammy (from SINBAD)
(music by Walter Donaldson; lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young)