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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 Amato
Dancing Boy
Marjorie Baglin
Dancing Girl
Alan Bandler
Dancing Boy
Flora Bowes
Dancing Girl
Betty Boyce
Dancing Girl
Russ Brown
Frank Carey
Dancing Boy
Sid Cassel
Renee Cettel
Dancing Girl
George Church
Grace DeVita
Dancing Girl
Constance Dowling
Dancing Girl
Marty Drake
Radio Ace
"Old Man" Hawkins
Lew Eckles
Jean Ellis
"Jinx" Falkenburg
1st Dudette
Betty Ford
Dancing Girl
Jacqueline Gately
Dancing Girl
Betty Gavin
Dancing Girl
Bert Gordon
Arthur Grahl
Dancing Boy
Margie Greene
Eunice Healey
Betty Jane Hess
Randolph Hughes
Dancing Boy
Margaret Irving
Clarence Jaeger
Dancing Boy
Anita Jakobi
Al Jolson
Lone Rider
Dave Jones
Dancing Boy
Will Kuluva
Gil Lamb
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
Arnold Moss
Dorothea Pinto
3rd Dudette
John Randolph
Radio Announcer
Martha Raye
Ruthe Reid
Bill Rettie
Dancing Boy
Francesca Sims
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
Jack Whiting
Janis Williams
Claire Wolf
Dancing Girl
Dorothy Wygal
music by Burton Lane; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung 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 2 Sung 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
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Irving Caesar)
Lone Rider
April Showers
(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
(music by Lew Brown, Bud G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson and Al Jolson; lyrics by Lew Brown, Bud G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson and Al Jolson)
My Mammy
(music by Walter Donaldson; lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young)