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Musical (1940)


Musique: Cole Porter
Paroles: Cole Porter
Livret: B.G. DeSylva • Herbert Fields

Acte I

Hattie Maloney owns a night club in the Panama Canal Zone where she also performs. Three sailors from the S.S. Idaho, Skat Briggs, Windy Deegan and Woozy Hoga, ask her to sing at a party they are organizing ("Join It Right Away"). Nick Bullet, Hattie’s fiance, is a wealthy Navy officer. They are about to meet his eight-year-old daughter Geraldine (Jerry), off the boat from Philadelphia. He tells Hattie, "My Mother Would Love You". Hattie, eager to make a good impression on her prospective stepdaughter, spends three weeks' wages on her elaborately frilly outfit. But when she arrives, Jerry makes fun of Hattie's clothing and way of speaking. Feeling that her marriage is off, Hattie gets drunk on rum ("I’ve still Got my Health"). Kitty-Belle, the daughter of Admiral Whitney Randolph, wants to marry Nick, and she schemes to end his romance with Hattie.

Florrie, a singer in the night club, develops a crush on Nick's very proper butler Vivian Budd ("Fresh as a Daisy"). Nick’s efforts to persuade Jerry and Hattie to get along with each other finally succeed, with Jerry making the still hungover Hattie cut the bows off her dress and shoes ("Let’s Be Buddies"). Jerry gives Hattie advice on how to behave like a lady at a party where she is to be presented to Nick’s boss, the Admiral ("I’m Throwing a Ball Tonight"). Admiral Randolph is to be presented with a cup, and his daughter Kitty-Belle suggests that Hattie might present it filled with goldenrod. This gives Whitney hay fever; Hattie is blamed, and Nick is ordered not to marry Hattie.

Acte II

The sailors from the S. S. Idaho uncover a spy plot involving saboteurs. Hattie swears off rum ("Make It Another Old Fashioned Please"). Hattie has it out with Kitty-Belle, whose boyfriend keeps being called in whenever Hattie is on the verge of hitting her. Meanwhile, Florrie continues to try to attract the romantic attention of Budd ("All I’ve Got to Get Now is My Man"). Hattie, two of the sailors and Budd meet regarding these various threads ("You Said It"). Mildred Hunter, Kitty-Belle’s best friend, turns out to be a terrorist ("Who would Have Dreamed"). She gives Jerry a secret package to put in Nick’s desk. Hattie overhears the plot to blow up the Panama Canal control room, finds the bomb and throws it out, saving the day. The grateful Admiral Whitney retracts his order and the sailors praise Hattie ("God Bless the Woman").





Acte I

"A Stroll on the Plaza Sant' Ana" – Ensemble
"Join It Right Away" – Woozy, Skat, Windy, Ensemble
"Visit Panama" – Hattie, Ensemble
"My Mother Would Love You" – Hattie, Nick
"I've Still Got My Health" – Hattie, Ensemble
"Fresh as a Daisy" – Florrie, Skat, Windy
"Welcome to Jerry" ("Welcome to Betty" London title) – Ensemble
"Let's Be Buddies" – Hattie, Geraldine
"They Ain't Done Right By Our Nell" – Florrie, Budd
"I'm Throwing a Ball Tonight" – Hattie, Ensemble

Acte II

"We Detest a Fiesta" – Ensemble
"Who Would Have Dreamed?" – Janis Carter, Ty
"Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please" – Hattie
"All I've Got to Get Now is My Man" – Florrie, Ensemble
"You Said It" – Hattie, Budd, Woozy, Skat, Windy
"God Bless the Woman"- Woozy, Skat, Windy

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Version 1

Panama Hattie (1940-10-46th Street Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Richard Rodgers Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 2 mois
Nombre : 501 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 30 octobre 1940
Première : mercredi 30 octobre 1940
Dernière : samedi 03 janvier 1942
Mise en scène : Edgar MacGregor
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Ethel Merman (Hattie Maloney), Phyllis Brooks (Leila Tree), Joan Carroll (Geraldine Bullett), James Dunn (Nick Bullett), Pat HarringtonBetty Hutton (Florrie), Frank Hyers (Windy Deegan), Rags Ragland (Woozy Hogan), Arthur Treacher (Vivian Budd), June Allyson (Dancing Girl), Irene Austin (Dancing Girl), Raymond Baine (Tom), Jack Baker (Dancing Boy), Jane Ball (Dancing Girl), Marguerite Benton (Singing Girl), Mimi Berry (Dancing Girl), Betsy Blair (Dancing Girl), Lucille Bremer (Dancing Girl), Janis Carter (Singing Girl), Nancy Chaplin (Dancing Girl), Conchita (Mrs. Gonzales), Hal Conklin (First Stranger), Kathlyn Coulter (Dancing Girl), Marrianne Cude (Dancing Girl), Ronnie Cunningham (Dancing Girl), Ted Daniels (Ted), Frank DeRoss (Second Stranger), Vera Dean (Singing Girl), Jack Donahue (Mike), Doris Dowling (Dancing Girl), Al Downing (Pete), Lipman Duckat (Ty), Vera Ellen (Dancing Girl), Cliff Ferre (Dancing Boy), Miriam Franklyn (Dancing Girl), Nadine Gae (Chiquita), Roger Gerry (Tim), Anne Graham (Kitty Belle Randolph), Linda Griffith (Fruit Peddler), Marguerite James (Dancing Girl), James Kelso (Whitney Randolph), Pat Likely (Dancing Girl), Mary McDownell (Dancing Girl), Fred Nay (Dancing Boy), Eppy Pearson (Mac), Jack Riley (Dancing Boy), Harry Rogue (Dancing Boy), Renee Russell (Dancing Girl), Elaine Shepard (Mildred Hunter), Billy Skipper, Jr. (Dancing Boy), Art Stanley (Dancing Boy), Carl Trees (Dancing Boy), Don Weissmuller (Dancing Boy), Audrey Westphal (Dancing Girl)
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Version 2

Panama Hattie (1943-11-Piccadilly Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Piccadilly Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 308 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 04 novembre 1943
Première : jeudi 04 novembre 1943
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : William Mollison
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Bebe Daniels (Hattie Maloney), Ivan Brandt (Nick Bullett), Max Wall (Eddy Brown), Claude Hulbert (Vivian Budd), Richard Hearne (Loopy Smith), Frances Marsden (Florrie), Jack Stanford (Joe Briggs), Georgia MacKinnon (Leila Tree), Betty Blacker (Elizabeth Bullett), Marian Pola (Chiquita)
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