Panama Hattie

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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.

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  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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