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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
Albert AmatoDancing Boy
Marjorie BaglinDancing Girl
Alan BandlerDancing Boy
Flora BowesDancing Girl
Betty BoyceDancing Girl
Russ Brown"Dinky"
Frank CareyDancing Boy
Sid CasselLuis
Renee CettelDancing Girl
George Church"Lon"
Grace DeVitaDancing Girl
Constance DowlingDancing Girl
Marty DrakeRadio Ace
"Old Man" Hawkins
Lew EcklesSheriff
Jean EllisDudette
"Jinx" Falkenburg1st Dudette
Betty FordDancing Girl
Jacqueline GatelyDancing Girl
Betty GavinDancing Girl
Bert Gordon"Concho"
Arthur GrahlDancing Boy
Margie GreeneRanchette
Eunice HealeyShirley
Betty Jane HessDudette
Randolph HughesDancing Boy
Margaret IrvingSierra
Clarence JaegerDancing Boy
Anita JakobiRanchette
Al JolsonLone Rider
Dave JonesDancing Boy
Will KuluvaPedro
Gil Lamb"Slim"
Marion LullingDancing Girl
Herb LurieDancing Boy
George MaranSound Effects
Joanne MarshallDancing Girl
Joyce Matthews2nd Dudette
George MillerDancing Boy
Russ MiltonDancing Boy
Janet MooreDudette
Arnold MossFernando
Dorothea Pinto3rd Dudette
John RandolphRadio Announcer
Martha RayeMamie
Ruthe ReidDudette
Bill RettieDancing Boy
Francesca SimsDudette
Jack SmithDancing Boy
Joe Stoner"Shep" Martin
Radio Ace
Lou StonerRadio Ace
Betty TannerTanner Sister
Martha TannerTanner Sister
"Mickey" TannerTanner Sister
Dorothy ThomasDancing Girl
Iris WayneRanchette
Jack WhitingPete
Janis WilliamsRanchette
Claire WolfDancing Girl
Dorothy WygalDudette
music by Burton Lane; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Way Out West Where the East BeginsTanner Sisters, Radio Aces and Boys
Hold Onto Your HatsMamie, Ranchettes and Ensemble
Walkin' Along Mindin' My BusinessLone Rider
The World Is In My ArmsPete, Shirley, Ranchettes, Tanner Sisters, Radio Aces and Ensemble
Would You Be So KindlyLone Rider, Mamie, Ranchettes and Ensemble
Life Was Pie for the PioneerMamie, "Lon" and Boys
Don't Let It Get You DownPete, 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, MananaLone Rider and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Then You Were Never in Love"Lon", Radio Aces, Ranchettes and Ensemble
Down on the Dude RanchLone Rider, "Concho" and Mamie
She Came, She Saw, She CannedMamie, Lone Rider, Ranchettes and Ensemble
The World Is In My Arms (Reprise) Shirley, Radio Aces and Boys
Old-TimerLone 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)