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Panama Hattie

Description

PANAMA HATTIE is the nickname for the colorful Hattie Maloney, who owns and performs in her own night club in the Panama Canal Zone. She is engaged to a navy officer who has a child from a previous marriage, but Hattie and the child don’t really get along. After many twists and turns, Hattie is praised by the Navy after she thwarts a terrorist attack on the Panama Canal, and she can finally marry her fiancé. *Music samples courtesy of Decca Records and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Synopsis

Hattie Maloney is a bar girl in the Panama Canal Zone where she meets Nick Bullett, descendent of an old Philadelphia family. When Nick proposes marriage, Hattie agrees, provided Nick’s young daughter, by his first wife, accepts her. At first little Geraldine is difficult but by the end of the show she and Hattie agree to be buddies!

Credits

PANAMA HATTIE

Music and Lyrics
by
COLE PORTER

Book by HERBERT FIELDS and B.G. DESYLVA

Such credits to the authors for all purposes shall be in type size equal to or greater than that of any other credits except for that of the star(s) above the title. In the programs, the credits shall appear on the title page thereof.

The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:

PANAMA HATTIE
is presented by arrangement with
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

Orchestration

Instrumentation: 20 Parts, 21 Books

1 Violin A (2 players)
1 Violin B (2 players)
1 Violin C (2 players)
1 Viola (2 players, one doubling cow bell & rattle)
1 Cello (2 players)
1 Bass

1 Flute & Piccolo
1 Clarinet
1 First Saxophone: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
1 Second Saxophone: Flute , Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
1 Third Saxophone: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones

2 Trumpet 1 & 2
1 Trumpet 3
1 Trombone 1 (tenor)
1 Trombone 2 (tenor)

1 Piano (2 volumes)
1 Guitar

2 Drums (2 players: trap set & mallet instruments)
      Bass Drum
      Snare Drum
      Tom Toms
      Cuban Drums
      Bongo Drums
      Cymbals: suspended, Crash, Finger
      Hi-Hat/Sock Cymbals
      Gong (2 sizes)
      Oriental Drum
Timpani (2, pedal drums)
      Castanets
      Maracas
      Claves
      Tambourine
      Wood blocks
      Temple Blocks
      Ratchet
      Gran Cassa/Bass Drum
      Chafing Stick/Rasp
      Wind Machine
      Vibraphone
      Xylophone
      Marimba
      Bells
      Triangle
      Cowbell
      Sleigh bells

  Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal materials

Rehearsal Materials

1       Piano-Vocal Score (Two Volume Set)
1       Prompt Book for Director
25     Prompt Books for Cast
12     Chorus-Vocal Books for Principal Characters
25     Chorus-Vocal Books for Chorus

Cast List

Mrs. Gonzales
Mac (Bartender of Tropical Shore)
Skat Briggs )
Windy Deegan ) Sailors from the S.S. Idaho
Woozy Hogan )
Chiquita
Fruit Peddler
Tim )
Tom ) Soldiers
Ted )
Ty )
Hattie Maloney
Leila Tree
Mildred Hunter
Kitty-Belle Randolph
Nick Bullett
Florrie
Geraldine Bullett (Nick’s daughter)
Vivian Budd
First Stranger
Second Stranger
Mike
Whitney Randolph

Brief History

PANAMA HATTIE opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre, October 30, 1940 and played for 501 performances starring Ethel Merman as the title character. The show opened in London’s West End at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1943 and ran for 308 performances with Bebe Daniels as Hattie.