PACIFIC 1860 A musical romance in 3 acts by Noel Coward. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - 19 December, 1946 - 12 April, 1947 (129 perfs) Directed by Noel Coward: Musical Director: Mantovani Scenery & Costumes designed by Gladys E. Calthrop SYNOPSIS PACIFIC 1860 is deeply sentimental in nature. Set in the picturesque age of crinolines and carriages, it is a lively story of unbridled romanticism amidst the 'abundant sunshine' of Coward's own private Ruritania, the Pacific island of Samolo. Story The plot centres on the Stirlings – British plantation owners and the parents of romantically-minded Kerry, practical Rollo and a sextette of daughters highly contented with their Victorian lot although not averse to passing the time in a little 'let's pretend'. The Stirlings are having a party to which their father refuses to invite the opera singer Elena Salvador, a visitor to the island, judging her in a way which Kerry finds particularly unreasonable. In a make-believe letter to the lady he tells her he is unaffected by 'the malicious, foolish things people say' when, suddenly, she is there in person, apparently the victim of a carriage accident. The two quickly become acquainted, before leaving the stage to the six sisters and their plump friend, Penelope, who bemoans her weight as they head off for a picnic. The act ends with Kerry inviting Elena to the party as they express the first feelings of love. Act 2 finds the party already in progress and the Stirling girls and their young men from Government House engaged in poking fun at the Governor. Consternation raises its head when Elena arrives, but the Stirlings withdraw their objections when she turns out to be a friend of the Governor's wife. Kerry and Elena entertain the company with a native song and the latest dance respectively, but at the end of the dance Elena kisses Kerry full on the mouth, in front of the seandalised guests, and sweeps out. It is a week later. At Elena's house her duenna, her maid and her cook sing about the night being for lovers. The lovers return and join in their own expression of love, but the duenna warns Elena not to take her 'love' too seriously. Elena's manager tells her he has arranged for them to leave Samolo and for her to take up her career again. Their financial arrangements leave her powerless to disobey him and, amidst a flower-laden native farewell she sails away, leaving Kerry broken-hearted on the quayside. A year later (Act 3) she returns only to be greeted with the news that it is the wedding day of the young Mr. Stirling. In the Stirling garden the mothers bewail the passing of the years while the daughters protest they're always the bridesmaids, never the brides! Elena, watching in the shadows, adds her own lament for lost love but, when the bridal couple appear, the groom is not Kerry, but Rollo. Kerry gives the best man's toast and watches the happy pair depart. Left alone, he hears a voice ... Elena is there, they are in each other's arms, and the curtain falls on a happy ending. DISCOGRAPHY Pacific 1860: A Musical Romance 1946 Original London Cast
ORIGINAL CAST • Elena Salvador - Mary Martin • Rosa Cariatanza - Sylvia Cecil • Solange - Maria Perilli • Trudi - Winefride Ingham • Mrs Stirling - Maidie Andrews • Louise - Ann Martin • Caroline - Irlin Hall • Henrietta - Peggy Thompson • Agnes - Joy O'Neill • Sarah - Daphne Peretz • Georgina - Ann Sullivan • Mrs Cawthorne - Rose Hignell • Penelope - Daphne Anderson • Mrs Pelham - Gwen Bateman • Melita - Celia Lamb • Lady Grayshott - Helen Horsey • Miss Scobie - Moya Nugent • Miss Teresa Scobie - Betty Hare • Primrose Larch - Jacqueline Jones • Kara - Carol Graye • Maliane - Elizabeth Todd • Teleete - Lucy Peters • Laiela - Jacqueline Browning • Kerry Stirling - Graham Payn • Rollo - Pat McGrath • Mr Stirling - Tudor Evans • Felix Kammer - Carl Jaffe • His Excellency Sir Lewis Grayshott - Cyril Butcher • Aden Grayshott - Denis Martin • D'Arcy Grayshott - John Warwick • Captain Edward Harmby - Peter Evans • Lord William Ravenscar - Angus Menzies • James Culross - David Carey • Hon. Evan St Mawes - Peter Mosley • Robin Pelham - Grant Tyler • Canon Banks - Jack Martin • Hubert Cawthorne - Harry Weste • Mr Marryot - Emlyn Weeks • Ayano - Gustav Sacher • Saul - Howard Gilbert • Elisha - Ronald Evans • Paeno - Anthony Kay • Niahu - Lionel Baker MUSICAL NUMBERS: 1. Family Grace 2. If I were a Man 3. Dear Madame Salvador 4. Hy Horse Has Cast a Shoe 5. I Wish I Wasn't Quite Such a Big Girl 6. Samolan Song (Ka Tahua) 7. Bright was the Day 8. Invitation to the Waltz 9. His Excellency Regrets 10. The Party's Going with a Swing 11. Birthday Toast 12. Make Way for Their Excellencies 13. Fumfumbolo 14. One Two Three 15. This is a Night for Lovers 16. I Never Knew 17. This is a Changing World 18. Come Back to the Island 19. Gipsy Melody 20. This is the Night 21. Mother's Lament 22. Pretty Little Bridesmaids 23. I Saw No Shadow 24. Wedding Toast 25. Uncle Harry
PACIFIC OVERTURES a musical play in two acts. Book by John Weidman; additional material by Hugh Wheeler. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. First performance staged and produced by Harold Prince at the Winter Garden, New York, 11 January 1976 with Mako (Reciter), Isao Sato (Kayama), Sab Shimono (Manjiro), Yuki Shimoda (Lord Abe), Haruki Fujimoto (Perry) and Alvin Ing (Shogun's Mother). Produced at the Forum, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, 30 April 1986 with Simon Clark, Paul Hegarty, Paul Baden, Christopher Brown, Mitch Sebastian and Thom Booker. Produced by the English National Opera at the London Coliseum, 10 September 1987 with Richard Angas, Malcolm Rivers, Christopher Booth-Jones, John Kitchiner, Graham Fletcher and Simon Masterton-Smith. STORY Act I Conceived as a sort of Japanese playwright's version of an American musical about American influences on Japan, Pacific Overtures begins its journey to the present day in July 1853. Since the foreigners were driven from the island empire, explains the Reciter, there has been nothing to threaten the changeless cycle of their days. Elsewhere, wars are fought and machines are rumbling but in Nippon they plant rice, exchange bows and enjoy in peace and serenity. But President Fillmore, determined to open up trade with Japan, has sent Commodore Perry across the Pacific, and. to the consternation of Lord Abe and the Shogun's other Councillors, US warships have been sighted at Okinawa. Kayama is appointed Prefect of the Police at Uraga to drive the Americans away - news which leaves Tamate, his wife, grief-stricken. As he leaves, she expresses her feelings in dance as two Observers describe the scene and reveal her thoughts in "There Is No Other Way". As a Fisherman, Merchant and other locals relate the sight of the "Four Black Dragons" roaring through the sea, an extravagant Oriental caricature of the USS Powhatan pulls into harbour: Commodore Perry announces that he must meet the Shogun within six days or else he will shell the city. Faced with this ultimatum the Shogun takes to his bed. Exasperated by his indecision, his Mother with elaborate courtesy, poisons him with "Chrysanthemum Tea." With the Shogun dead, Kayama devises a plan by which the Americans, thanks to a covering of tatami mats and a raised Treaty House, can be received without having, technically, to set foot on Japanese soil. He and his aide the fisherman Manjiro set off for Uraga, forging a band of friendship through the exchange of "Poems". Already, though, events are moving beyond the control of the old order: the two men pass a Madam instructing her inexperienced Girls in the art of seduction as they prepare to "Welcome to Kanagawa" the foreign devils. LogoCommodore Perry and his men come ashore and, on their "March to the Treaty House", demonstrate their goodwill by offering such gifts as two bags of Irish potatoes and a copy of Owen's "Geology of Minnesota". The negotiations themselves are seen through the memory of an old man and his younger self -"Someone In a Tree", watching silently as history changes course. Initially, it seems as if Kayama has won: the Americans depart in peace. But then the barbarian figure of Commodore Perry leaps out to perform a traditional Kabuki "Lion Dance", which ends as a strutting, triumphalist, all-American cakewalk. Act II To the surprise of Lord Abe, now the new Shogun, and Kayama, now Governor of Uraga, the Americans return to bid the Japanese court "Please Hello" and to request formal trading arrangements. They are
followed by a Gilbertian British Admiral, a clog-dancing Dutch Admiral, a gloomy Russian and a dandified Frenchman all vying for access to Japan's markets. Manjiro continues to dress with painstaking slowness into ceremonial robes for the tea ritual, but Kayama is adopting the manners and dress of the newcomers, proudly displaying his new pocket watch, cutaway coat and "A Bowler Hat". But there are other less pleasant changes prompted by westernisation. Three British Sailors mistake a "Pretty Lady" for a geisha, the girl cries for help and a Swordsman kills the fleeing Tars. Reporting on the situation to the Shogun, Kayama himself is killed by a cloaked assassin - his former friend, the fisherman Manjiro. In the ensuing turmoil the puppet Emperor seizes the real power from the Shogun and vows that Japan will modernise itself. As the country moves from one innovation to the "Next!", the Imperial robes are removed layer by layer to show the Reciter in T-shirt and black trousers. Contemporary Japan - the world of Toyota and Seiko, air pollution and contaminated beaches -assembles itself around him. "There was a time when foreigners were not welcome here. But that was long ago," he says. "Welcome to Japan." MUSICAL NUMBERS Act One 1. Prologue — Orchestra 2. The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea — Reciter and Company 3. There Is No Other Way — Tamate, Observers 4. Four Black Dragons — Fisherman, Thief, Reciter, Townspeople 5. Chrysanthemum Tea — Shogun, Shogun's Mother, Shogun's Wife, Soothsayer, Priests, Shogun's Companion, Physician, Sumo Wrestlers 6. Poems — Kayama, Manjiro 7. Welcome to Kanagawa — Madam and Girls 8. March to the Treaty House — Orchestra 9. Someone in a Tree — Old Man, Reciter, Boy, Warrior 10. Lion Dance — Commodore Perry Act Two 11. Please Hello — Abe, Reciter, American, British, Dutch, Russian and French Admirals) 12. A Bowler Hat — Kayama 13. Pretty Lady —Three British Sailors 14. Next — Reciter and Company CHARACTERS: (Subject to the authors' caution that Pacific Overtures is an attempt to tell a story with no characters) • RECITER - A traditional figure from Japanese theatre who guides us through the nation's developments from "Nippon, the floating kingdom" to today's business powerhouse. From time to time, he throws off his reciter's robes and plays other parts, such as the Shogun ruling lord of all Japan; and later Emperor Meiji. • KAYAMA YESAEMON - A minor samurai chosen by the Shogun to repulse Commodore Perry and the unwanted foreigners. As the play progresses, he rejects almost all native customs and becomes more and more westernised. • JOHN MANJIRO - A commoner, a fisherman who has been to America, and, in dramatic contrast to Kayama, immerses himself in the values of old isolationist Japan even as western influences are swamping the nation. • LORD ABE - First Councillor to the Shogun and the most illustrious Japanese dignitary to participate in the negotiations with Commodore Perry.
• MATTHEW GALBRAITH PERRY - A Commodore in the US Navy whose landing at Kanagawa on 14 July 1853 ends Japan's historic separation from the modern world. • THE SHOGUN'S MOTHER - Just as the Shogun had his own father strangled, so his mother, impatient at his indecision towards the Americans, eventually moves against him. Like the other female parts in the play, she is played by a man. • TAMATE - Wife to Kayama • PHYSICIAN - Member of the Shogun's Court 2nd & 3rd Councillors To The Shogun, 2 Observers, 1st &; 2nd Officers of the USS Powhatan, Soothsayer, Companion, Wife, Priests, Madam &; 4 Geishas, Old Man, Boy, An Admiral apiece from the American, British, Dutch, Russian &; French Navies, 2 Lords of the South, 3 British Sailors, 4 Assassins, A Fisherman, A Merchant & His Family, A Thief, A Warrior, The Emperor's Court, A Storyteller, A Fencing Master & His Daughter, Sumo Wrestlers, Palanquin Bearers, Samurai, Townspeople, Rickshaw Pullers, Contemporary Japanese Men & Women & American Sailors ORCHESTRATION DETAILS • Reed I - Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano Recorder • Reed II - Flute, Clarinet, Eb Clarinet • Reed III - Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet • Reed IV - Bassoon • 2 Horns • 2 Trumpets • Trombone • Harp • Electronic Piano db. Celesta • Shamisen • Percussion • Strings DISCOGRAPHY Pacific Overtures (Original London Cast, Complete Recording) ENO
PAGANINI Music by Franz Lehár, adaptation by A. P. Herbert and Harry Dexter. New Professional Version by David Kram and Dennis Olsen SYNOPSIS The first Lehár operetta written for Richard Tauber's voice, and thus the beginning of a unique composer/artist partnership that produced six of Lehár's finest works. Set in Italy in 1806, the story tells of the legendary violinist's romance with the sister of Napoleon. Yet another wonderful Lehár score, including the delightful "Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss". Plenty of chorus work, and many small parts, both male and female. STORY Act I Paganini, accompanied by his impresario, Bartucci, visits the small Principality of Lucca, whereupon the townspeople are given a chance to hear his diabolically tempting violin playing. The opinions of the villagers are divided regarding this "musical sorcerer" on the violin. The women are all hypnotised by his playing. The men, however, are quite sceptical, wishing he'd go to the devil. The exalted town mayor, Pimpinelli, orders a meal for the Hunting Society and her royal highness, Anna, in the village tavern. Pimpinelli turns up his nose at the thought of the Princess having chosen an ordinary public house to dine. Napoleon's sister, who can afford anything she desires, hears Paganini's playing from a distance and is immediately enraptured. Paganini appears, graciously throwing coins to the townspeople and praising his native country. The Princess, who was first intoxicated by Paganini's violin playing is now captured by the artist's charm. No sooner as the way seems clear for Paganini, Impresario Bartucci excitedly proclaims that the Prince has issued orders forbidding Paganini's Lucca concert. Paganini is so vexed by this irrational decision that he begins packing his suitcase. Pimpinelli encounters the beautiful Bella Giretti, prima donna of the Royal Opera House. She is currently the Prince's mistress but she is always ready to flirt with a suitable admirer. A second meeting between Anna Elisa and Paganini is interrupted by several passers-by. Prince Felice arrives with his huntsmen but an argument develops between the royal couple over Paganini's cancelled concert. The sly Anna Elisa threaten to announce publicly the affair between the Prince and Bella if he refuses to allow Paganini's concert to go ahead. The Prince is left with no other choice than to lift the ban. Act II In the ensuing six months, Paganini has been appointed court conductor and musical director of Lucca's opera. The artists have got together to play a card game call chances. Overcome by his passion for playing cards, Paganini gambles away his priceless Stradivarius. The winner, Pimpinelli, promises to return to him the violin if Paganini will confide his secret to conquering women. When given the advice Pimpinelli becomes ambitious in hoping to reach his goals with this successful recipe. Meanwhile Paganini has compose a love song for his sweetheart, Anna Elisa. No woman is safe in Pimpinelli's presence and he yet again tries his luck with the lovely Bella - but without success. The court gossip flowers - rumours concerning the Princess' affair have even spread a far as Paris. Her brother Napoleon is enraged and dispatches Graf Hedouville to Lucca with the king's orders: Paganini is to leave
town immediately! In a rage the Princess demands that these orders are nullified - she refuses to be separated from her lover. In spite of his indisputable love for Anna Elisa, Paganini still has eyes for other women, for example, Bella. Unsuspectingly he succumbs to her charms and dedicates to her the love song originally composed for Anna Elisa. Bella triumphs! As the Princess is about to command the prima donna to leave the court, Bella shows her Paganini's love song. Anna Elisa swears vengeance and orders Graf Hedouville to place Paganini under arrest - during the concert - which is just beginning. The entire court is full of suspense and surround Pimpinelli, thinking he can shed a little light on what is going on. Paganini is warned by Bella but ignores her words. He begins playing with such a passion that Anna Elisa forgets her anger and falls in love again. She pledges her love to him before the entire court and leaves the hall with him. Act III The setting is the smuggler's tavern - The Rust Hobnail - where the smugglers gamble and drink their time and money away. A knock at the door is heard: Pimpinelli and Bella ask for lodging for the night. At the same time, another unexpected guest appears - Paganini! He is to be smuggled across the border by the gang at midnight. Suddenly, the impresario Bartucci appears. Paganini reassures him that his one and only love is his violin. He remains steadfast as Bella again tries to delude him. If she can't win her famous violinist, she'll have to settle for Pimpinelli - better the Mayor than no man at all! The Princess, disguised as a street singer, has followed Paganini. She starts a frivolous song but Paganini immediately recognises her voice. He takes his leave of her, however, assuring her that "No other woman stand between us, but I must, nevertheless, go alone because I must remain alone." MUSICAL NUMBERS Musical Numbers (original version) 1. Violin Solo 2. Mein liber Freund, ich halte viel auf Etikette - Anna Elisa, chorus 3. Schönes Italien, erst gedenk ich dien … - Paganini 4. So jung noch, und schon ein großer Meister - Anna Elisa, Paganini 5. Feuersglut lodert heiß in meinem Blut - Anna Elisa 6. Niemals habe ich mich inteeressiert - Pimpinelli, Bella 7. Finale Act 1 8. Introduction - Wenn keine Liebe wär' - Bella 9. Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt - Paganini 10. Deinem süßen Rosenmund - Paganini 11. Launisch sind alle Frau'n, alle Frau'n - Bella, Pimpinelli 12. Sag' mir, wieviel süße, rote Lippen - Anna Elisa, Paganini 13. Ich kann es mich fassen, nicht glauben - Anna Elisa 14. Finale Act II 15. Liegen um Mitternacht - Chorus 16. Hat man den Kopf von Sorgen voll - Beppo, Chorus 17. Melodram und Reminiszenz - Paganini 18. Jetz beginnt ein neues Leben - Pimpinelli, Bella 19. Wo meine Wiege stand - Anna Elisa 20. Finaletto - Anna Elisa, Paganini
Musical Numbers: (version by Kram / Olsen) 1. Violin Solo 2. L'Empereur Napoléon - Anna Elisa 3. Bella Italia - Paganini 4. Boundless Feeling - Anna Elisa 5. The Devil's Price - Anna Elisa 6. Pimpinelli, bel signor - Pimpinelli, Bella 7. Finale Act I 8. La Dolce Vita Calls - Bella,Pimpinelli, Paganini, Chorus 9. Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss - Paganini 10. In a Golden Dream - Paganini, Anna Elisa 11. Let Your Hair Down and Kick Up Your Heels - Bella, Pimpinelli 12. Love Live Forever - Anna Elisa 13. Who Could Love More Than I? - Anna Elisa, Paganini 14. Finale Act II 15. Ah, che vita romantica - Chorus 16. Melodrama and reminisence - Paganini 17. You'll Take Me to the Opera - Pimpinelli, Bella 18. Who'll Sing Along With Me Tonight? - Anna Elisa 19. Finaletto - Anna Elisa, Paganini PRINCIPALS: - 3 female, 8 male • Niccolò Paganini, the violinist - tenor • Maria Anna Elisa, Princess of Lucca and Piombino, sister of Napoleon • Prince Felice Baciocchi, her husband - tenor • Bella Giretti, a dancer, romantically involved with the prince - soprano • Giacomo Pimpinelli, court chamberlain to the princess - tenor • Count Hédouville, a general • Bartucci, Paganini’s impresario - speaking role • Countess De Laplace, a court lady • Corallina • Anna Elisa - soprano • Courtiers, soldiers, peasants, servants etc. (chorus) INSTRUMENTATION: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, harp, strings. Professional Version: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 mandolins, percussion, celeste, harp, strings, solo violin Amateur Libretto available on hire only DISCOGRAPHY Lehár: Paganini (sung in English)
PAINT YOUR WAGON A musical play in 2 acts, 15 scenes; Music by Frederick Loewe: Libretto & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Shubert Theatre, Broadway - 12 November, 1951 (289 perfs) Her Majesty's Theatre, London - 11 February, 1953 Within a few years of writing Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon, the writers went on to conceive the greatest musical of any age, My Fair Lady and the loveliest film, Gigi. The quality of their later works shows itself abundantly in Paint Your Wagon. SYNOPSIS It is a fine story about prospectors in the Californian Hills of 1853 and the finding of gold which turned the desert wastes into towns and the losing or it turning towns into desert wastes; a miners' uneducated daughter left alone to cope with the tough crews; and the importation of a wagon-load of Fandangos and the loves and jealousies which follow. Music and lyrics are fashioned in pattern with the story. There are no odd or interpolated songs out of character - all have great impact value. The songs include "I Talk To the Trees", "Carino Mia" and "Another Autumn" sung by Julio, a youngish baritone in love with the teenage Jennifer, who sings "How Can I Wait For Tomorrow?" and "All For Him" in a deep, modern singing voice. Her father, Ben, is a wonderful role needing a good actor singer and comedian all in one. He has the sentimental song "I Still See Elisa", the comedy song "In Between" and the rip-roaring and amusing "Whoopti-ay". A lot of men are required to play the rough and rugged gold miner and are led by Steve (baritone) in the famous "They Call The Wind Maria". There is one highly amusing trio, "The Prayer", which, at first glance, might appear sacrilegious but, in fact, is not so. Apart from chorus singers, good male and female dancers are needed to perform numbers originally created by Agnes de Mille, and which include solo dances. There are many scenes, mostly of the Californian Hills, but none difficult. Men are dressed like those one sees in a typical television "Western" and the girls, though in period, wear many flamboyant costumes. THE STORY (1853 during the Californian Goldrush) The story begins with Jennifer, Ben Rumson's uneducated sixteen year old daughter, discovering gold whilst running her hands through the dirt. News travels fast and prospectors from all around rush to Rumson Creek to make their fortune. Being the only female around Jennifer has to deal with many 'frustrated' gold miners, but eventually strikes up a close friendship with a Mexican called Julio. Ben realises that Jennifer is not such a "little girl" anymore and decides it is time for her to leave on the next Eastbound coach to be educated. Jacob, a middle aged Mormon, arrives at Rumson and is only allowed to stay on the condition that he auctions one of his two wives. After some deliberation he agrees and Elizabeth is sold to Ben, much to Jennifer's disgust who packs her bags and runs to Julio's cabin in the mountains. After some discussion she decides to go East to school, and return when Julio has made his fortune. Jake, a miner in his thirties, makes his money, builds a Music Hall and consequently sends for his wife, Cherry. With her she brings a wagon load of fandangos - much to the men's delight! As with all good things, the gold begins to run out and slowly the men pack up and leave. Jennifer returns, unexpectedly, intending to marry Julio whom she later learns has left for the mountains in search of gold. (She is now very noticeably a "young lady"!) News that gold has been struck forty miles away heralds a new gold rush, although Ben decides he cannot leave Rumson, his home town. The story ends when Julio returns, by chance, and Jennifer runs into his arms!
CAST • Walt • Jennifer Rumson • Salem Trumbull • Jasper • Ben Rumson • Steve Bullnack • Pete Billings • Cherry • Jake Whippany • Mike Mooney • Lee Zen • Doctor Newcomb • Edgar Crocker • Sandy Twist • Reuben Sloane • Julio Valveras • Jacob Woodling • Elizabeth Woodling Sarah Woodling • Dutchie • Carmellita • Yvonne Sorel • Suzanne Duval • Raymond Janney • Rocky • Ed • Jack • Bill • Sam • Johansen • • Miners; Fandangos SYNOPSIS OF SCENES ACT I • SCENE I A California hilltop, May, 1853. • SCENE 2 Various parts of California. • SCENE 3 In front of Salem's store, July. • SCENE 4 Outside Rumson's cabin, two months later. • SCENE 5 Rumson's cabin, September. • SCENE 6 A hillside near Rumson. • SCENE 7 Dutchie's saloon, the following Sunday. • SCENE 8 Outside Rumson's cabin, that night. • SCENE 9 Julio's cabin. • SCENE 10 On the way to the Square. • SCENE 11 Rumson Square, immediately following. ACT II • SCENE 1 Jake's Palace, November, 1854. • SCENE 2 The diggin's, two weeks later. • SCENE 3 Rumson's cabin, December. • SCENE 4 A street in Rumson, evening, the next day. • SCENE 5 Jake's Palace, immediately following. • SCENE 6 A hillside near Rumson, the next day. • SCENE 7 Rumson Square, the following Spring. MUSICAL NUMBERS Act I Overture Introduction To Scene I I'm On My Way (Steve, men) Rumson Town What's Goin' On Here I Talk to the Trees (Julio) Lonely Men Ballet They Call the Wind Maria (Steve) Introduction to Scene Iv Introduction to Scene V I Still See Elisa How Can I Wait? (Jennifer) I'm On My Way (Reprise) Trio Rumson Town (Reprise) In Between Whoop-ti-ay (Ben, chorus) Introduction To Scene VIII Drunk Scene Carino Mio (Julio) There's A Coach Comin' In The Fandangos' Entrance and Dance The fandangos' exit Finaletto Act II Entr'acte Hand Me Down That Can O' Beans Rope Dance Can-Can Movin' Motive Another Autumn Introduction to Movin' Movin' Introduction to Scene III All For Him Wand'rin' Star (Ben) Introduction to Scene IV Incidental Music I Talk to the Trees (Reprise) Introduction to Scene V Fandangos' Farewell Rumson Town (Reprise) The Strike Wand'rin' Star (Reprise) Introduction to Scene VII Incidental Music Finale Ultimo Exit Music
INSTRUMENTATION - (Total number of books = 20) * 2 Violins I 1 Violin II 1 Viola/Mandolin 1 Cello 1 Double Bass 1st Reed -Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet/Alto Sax 2nd Reed -Oboe/Clarinet/Alto Sax 3rd Reed - Clarinet/Tenor Sax 4th Reed - Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Tenor Sax 5th Reed - Bassoon/Clarinet/Baritone Sax 1 Horn I 1 Horn II 1 Trumpet I 1 Trumpet II 1 Trombone I 1 Trombone II 1 Percussion 1 Guitar 1 Conductor Score - annotated vocal score *Instruments of the Orchestra in the New York Production. WOODWINDS (W/'winds.): 1st Player: Flute (Fl.); Piccolo (Pice.): Clarinet (Clar.); Alto Sax. 2nd Player: Flute; Piccolo; Clarinet; Alto Sax. 3rd Player: Oboe; Clarinet; Tenor Sax. 4th Player: Clarinet; Bass Clarinet; Tenor Sax. 5th Player: Bassoon (Bssn.); Flute; Piccolo; Clarinet; Bass Clarinet; Baritone Sax. BRASS (Br.): 3 French Horns (Hn.) 3 Trumpets (Tpt.) 2 Trombones (Trnib.) 1 Percussion (Thnp.; Dr.) I Piano, doubling Celesta 1 Banjo, doubling Guitar (Guit.) STRINGS (Str.): 8 Violins (Vln.); A and B 2 Violas (Vla.); one doubling Mandolin (hand.) 2 'Celli 2 Basses (Bs.), one doubling Tuba DISCOGRAPHY: Paint Your Wagon (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Paint Your Wagon (New York City Center Encores) Paint Your Wagon (Selections by Original Cast)
PAINTING THE TOWN A Revue London Palladium - 18 August, 1955 The CAST: Norman Wisdom, Ruby Murray, Jerry Desmonde, Nanci Crompton, Darvas and Julia, Ormonde Douglas and the George Mitchell Singers Produced by Dick Hurran Costumes by R. St. John Roper Settings by Tod Kingman Dances arranged by George Carden PROGRAMME THE SAME OLD MAGIC - Ormonde Douglas And the George Mitchell Singers (a) 1900 - Minstrel Days - Ensemble (b) 1910 - Red Plush, Gaslight and Tights - The Music Hall Girls (c) 1916 - Musical Comedy - Nanci Crompton (d) 1955 - Revue - Ensemble HE’S HERE AGAIN - Norman Wisdom with Jerry Desmonde BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA (music by Edward Horan) The George Mitchell Singers with The Palladium Boys and Girls, The Skylons THE COLD WAR (Arnold Auerbach) Customer - Pauline Chamberlain Chemist - Jerry Desmonde Sufferer - Norman Wisdom LADY LUCK - Julia with the Dancing Ensemble introducing Darvas and Julia THE RIGHT TECHNIQUE (Johnny McGregor) A Girl - Pamela Chamberlain A Beginner - Norman Wisdom An Expert - Jerry Desmonde American Girl - Nanci Crompton The Other Girl - June Ellis STARLIGHT SERENADE The George Mitchell Singers with The Heart Strings and Corps de Ballet - Introducing Ruby Murray GYMNASIUM JUMP The Palladium Boys and Girls with The Cristianis EXCESS BAGGAGE Presented by Gautier NANCI GOES TO TOWN (Ballet devised by Dick Hurran: Music by Eric Rogers; Lyrics by Phil Park) Frank Webster - Ormonde Douglas
Citizens of Smalltown - George Mitchell Singers Schoolgirls, Sweethearts - Palladium Boys and Girls introducing Nanci - Nanci Crompton (a) Roadside. (b) Smalltown (c) Dancing Class (d) Picnic (e) Departure (f) Bigtown IN PLACE OF - Norman Wisdom FINALE - The Entire Company
THE PAJAMA GAME Musical in 2 Acts, 17 Scenes - Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell; Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross; Based on the novel "Seven And A Half Cents" by Richard Bissell St James Theatre, Broadway - 13 May, 1954 (1061 perfs) COMMENT ONLY American expertise could have created such a musical as this; a story about a Trade Union dispute set against a background of factory machines, played by factory hands, office workers and shop stewards. Yet it is one of the happiest, most romantic and richly comical musicals ever to be imported and packed with hit tunes. The Leading Man has baritone songs such as "Hey There" and "A New Town Is a Blue Town". The modernmezzo leading lady has "I'm Not At All In Love", while together they sing "Small Talk" and "There Once Was A Man". The young dancer-singer, Elizabeth Seal, made her name in the smaller part of Gladys, and stopped the show with "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway". The comedy part of Hines has "Think Of the Time I Save" and "I Would Trust Her" (I'll Never be Jealous Again"). There is exciting chorus work in the ensembles "Racing With the Clock". "Seven and a Half Cents" and the rousing "Once A Year Day". All of the music has great appeal to young audiences. SYNOPSIS (time - The Present) A strike is imminent at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. The Union is seeking a wage rise of seven and a half cents an hour. Sid and Babe are in opposite camps yet a romance is born between them. At first Babe rejects him and Sid is forced to confide his feelings to a dictaphone. During the picnic for the factory workers he makes better progress but their estrangement is reinforced when they return to the factory. A go-slow is staged by the Union, strongly supported by Babe. Sid, as factory superintendent, demands an 'honest day's work' and threatens to fire slackers. Babe is enraged by his attitude and kicks her foot into the machinery, causes a general breakdown and is immediately fired by Sid. Hines, the popular efficiency expert, is in love with Gladys the President's secretary. Periodically, he brings a more optimistic outlook to the life of the factory. Becoming convinced that Babe's championship of the Union is justified, Sid simulates an interest in Gladys by taking her out for the evening to the night club, Hernando's Hideaway. Through her help he is eventually able to gain access to the firm's books and discovers that the boss has been adding to his price the pay increase demanded by the workers. Sid then brings about his boss, Hasler's, consent to a pay rise and is able to bring peace to the factory and to his love life. Everyone goes out to celebrate - at Hernando's Hideaway. STORY Act I A strike is imminent at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where the workers churn out pajamas at a backbreaking pace (“Racing with the Clock”). In the middle of this, a new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, has come from out of town to work in the factory (“A New Town Is a Blue Town”). The union, led by Prez, is
seeking a wage raise of seven-and-a-half cents an hour. Katherine “Babe” Williams is the leader of the Union Grievance Committee. Sid and Babe are in opposite camps, yet romantic interest is sparked at their first encounter. Despite cajoling from her fellow garment workers, Babe appears to reject Sid (“I’m Not At All in Love”). Meanwhile, Hines, the popular efficiency expert, is in love with Gladys, the company president’s secretary, but is pushing her away with his jealous behaviour. After witnessing a fight between the couple, Sid’s secretary, Mabel, tries to help Hines break from his jealous ways (“I’ll Never Be Jealous Again”). Meanwhile, Sid, rejected again by Babe, is forced to confide his feelings to a Dictaphone (“Hey There”). During the annual company picnic, kicked off with the official Sleep-Tite Company Anthem, Prez chases after Gladys, who rejects his advances (“Her Is”), a drunken Hines demonstrates his knife throwing act (these knives are thrown at Babe), and Babe warms up to Sid (“Once a Year Day”). As the picnic-goers head home, Prez turns his attentions to Mae, who responds in the positive far more quickly and aggressively than he’d expected (“Her Is (Reprise)”). At Babe’s home, Sid’s romantic overtures are deflected by Babe, who makes casual conversation on tangential subjects (“Small Talk”). Eventually the walls come down between the two, who admit their love for one another (“There Once Was a Man”), but their estrangement is reinforced when they return to the factory. A slowdown is staged by the union, strongly supported by Babe (“Racing with the Clock (Reprise)”). Sid, as factory superintendent, demands an “honest day’s work” and threatens to fire slackers. Babe, however, is still determined to fight for their cause, and kicks her foot into the machinery, causes a general breakdown and Sid reluctantly fires her. As she leaves, he begins to wonder again whether a romance with her is a mistake (“Hey There (Reprise)”). Act II At the Union meeting, Gladys (Mae in the 2006 revival) performs for the rest of the union, with “the boys from the cutting room floor” (“Steam Heat”). After the main meeting, the Grievance Committee meets at Babe’s house, to discuss further tactics, such as mismatching sizes of pajamas and sewing the fly-buttons onto the bottoms such that they are likely to come off and leave their wearer pants-less. At the meeting, as Prez and Mae’s relationship is waning, Sid arrives and tries to smooth things over with Babe. Despite her feelings for Sid, she pushes him away (“Hey There (Reprise)”). Back at the factory, the girls reassure Hines, who is personally offended by the slow down (“Think of the Time I Save”). Sid, now convinced that Babe’s championship of the union is justified, takes Gladys out for the evening to a night club, Hernando’s Hideaway (“Hernando’s Hideaway”), where he wheedles the key to the company’s books from her. Hines and Babe each discover the pair and assume they are becoming romantically involved. Babe storms out, and Hines believes his jealous imaginings have come true (“I’ll Never Be Jealous Again Ballet”). Using Gladys’ key, Sid accesses the firm’s books and discovers that the boss, Hasler, has already tacked on the extra seven and one-half cents to the production cost, but has kept all the extra profits for himself. In Gladys’ office, Hines, still jealous out of his mind, flings knives past Sid and Gladys (deliberately missing, he claims), narrowly missing an increasingly paranoid Mr. Hasler. After detaining Hines, Sid then brings about Hasler’s consent to a pay raise and rushes to bring the news to the Union Rally, already in progress (“7½ Cents”). This news brings peace to the factory and to his love life, allowing him to reconnect with Babe (“There Once Was a Man (Reprise)”). Everyone goes out to celebrate—at Hernando’s Hideaway (“Pajama Game”). CAST (plus Chorus) • Sid Sorokin, the handsome new factory superintendent who falls in love with Babe, despite their being on opposite sides of the labor dispute central to the plot. • Katherine “Babe” Williams, the leader of the Union Grievance Committee, who falls in love with Sid. • Myron “Old Man” Hasler, the strict head of the pajama factory who keeps a secret. • Gladys Hotchkiss, Hasler’s attractive, quick-witted secretary, who dates Hines and is chased by Prez. • Vernon Hines, the factory timekeeper, who thinks Gladys flirts too much and, as a result is always jealous. • Prez, the head of the union and a skirt chaser, despite being a married man.
• Mabel, the mother hen of the factory and Sid’s secretary. • Mae, a loud-mouthed member of the Grievance Committee, who accepts Prez’s advances, much to his surprise. • Pop, Babe’s kind and agreeable father. • Max, a salesman. • Charley, a worker in the factory and the handyman. • Joe, a factory worker and Prez’s right-hand man. • Brenda, a member of the Grievance Committee. • Virginia, a factory girl and union activist. • Poopsie, a factory girl and union activist. • Gus, an unhappy factory helper who Sid shoves. MUSIAL NUMBERS Overture 1. The Pajama Game - Opening (Hines) - "The pajama game is the game I'm in" 2. Racing With the Clock - Girls - "Hurry up!" 3. SONG - A New Town Is a Blue Town - (Sid) - ""A new town is a blue town" 4. Racing With the Clock - Reprise 5. SONG - I'm Not At All In Love - (Babe, Girls) - "All you gotta do is say "Hello" to a man" 6. I'm NOt at All In Love - Change 7. DUET - I'll Never Be Jealous Again - (Mabel, Hines) - "That's easier said than done" 8. INTRODUCTION to Hey, There 8a - Hey There - (Sid) - "Hey there, you with the stars in your eyes" 9. DUET - Her Is - (Prez, Gladys) - "I wouldn't never tell this to nobody" 9a - Her Is - (Chorus) - "Her is a kinda doll what drives a person bats" 9b - Her Is - Dance 9c - Sleep Tite - (Factory employees) - "Sleep-tite, we pledge our hearts" 10. ENSEMBLE & DANCE - Once A Year Day - (Company) - "This is my once a year day" 10a - Once a Year Day - Crossover 11. REPRISE - Her Is 12. DUET: Small Talk - (Babe, Sid) - "I don't wanna talk small talk" 12a - INCIDENTAL - I'm Not In Love 13. DUET - There Once Was a Man - Sid, Babe - "There once was a man who loved a woman" 14. FACTORY MUSIC 14a - Slow Down - (Girls) 14b - Factory Music 15. FINALE Act 1 - "Better forget her" 16. ENTR'ACTE 16a - OPENING ACT II 17. TRIO - Steam Heat - (Gladys, Boys) - "I got steam heat" 17a - INCIDENTAL - Small Talk 18. REPRISE - Hey There - (Babe) - "Hey there, you withthe stars in your eyes" 18a - FACTORY MUSIC 19. SONG - Think Of the Time I Save - (Hines) - "I'm a time study man" 20. ENSEMBLE - Hernando's Hideaway - (Gladys, Chorus) - "I know a dark secluded place" 20b - INCIDENTAL - Hernando's Hideaway 21. BALLET (Part 1) - I'll Never Be Jealous Again 21b - BALLET - Part 2 22. INCIDENTAL - Hey There
23. ENSEMBLE - Seven and a Half Cents - (Prez, Babe and company) - "I figured it out" 23a - RUSH MUSIC 24. REPRISE - There Once Was a Man - (Babe, Sid) - "More than a lion loves her cub" 25. CLOSING - The Pajama Game 26. REPRISE - Seven and a Half Cents. SCENES AND SETTINGS ACT I. • Scene 1 - Sewing Room of the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory • Scene 2 - The same • Scene 2 - A Hallway in the Factory • Scene 4 - The Office • Scene 5 - On the way to the Union Picnic • Scene 6 - Picnic Ground • Scene 7 - Picnic Path • Scene 8 - The Kitchen of Babe's House • Scene 9 - A Hallway in the Factory • Scene 10 - The Shop ACT II • Scene 1 - Eagle Hall • Scene 2 - The Kitchen of Babe's House • Scene 3 - A Hallway in the Factory • Scene 4 - The Office • Scene 5 - Hernando's Hideaway • Scene 6 - Morning in the Office • Scene 7 - A Street near the Park PLACE - The action takes place in a small town in the Middle West TIME: - The Present Libretto and Vocal Score on Sale INSTRUMENTATION: (Total number of books = 16) 2 Alto saxophones/Bb Clarinets; 2 Tenor saxophones/Bb Clarinets; 2 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones; Percussion, Guitar; Strings (much " divisi " writing in both 1st and 2nd Violins). 2 Violins I 1 Violin II 1 Viola 1 Cello 1 Double Bass 1st Reed -Clarinet/Alto Sax 2nd Reed -Clarinet/Alto Sax 3rd Reed - Clarinet/Tenor Sax 4th Reed - Clarinet/Tenor Sax 1 Trumpets I/II 1 Trombone I 1 Trombone II 1 Percussion 1 Guitar 1 Conductor Score - annotated vocal score Choreography can be accommodated to the resources available. The fact of the period being present day makes DISCOGRAPHY The Pajama Game (1954 Original Broadway Cast)
PAL JOEY a musical in two acts by John O'Hara, based on his own short stories. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Music by Richard Rodgers. Produced at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, 25th December 1940 (374 perfs) with Gene Kelly (Joey), Vivienne Segal (Vera) and Leila Ernst (Linda). Produced at the Broadhurst Theatre, 3rd January 1952 in a revised version with Harold Lang, Miss Segal and Patricia Northrop. Produced at the Circle in the Square, 27th June 1976 with Christopher Chadman, Joan Copeland and Boni Enten. Produced at the Princes Theatre, London, 31st March 1954 with Lang, Carol Bruce and Sally Bazely. Produced at the Albery Theatre, 25th September 1980 with Denis Lawson, Sian Phillips and Danielle Carson. A film version was produced by Columbia Pictures in 1957 with Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth (singing dubbed by Jo Ann Greer) and Kim Novak (singing dubbed by Trudy Ewen). SYNOPSIS Act I In a cheap night-club, Joey auditions for the job of M.C. and gets it by his self-confidence and cockiness with the owner Mike. Later, outside a pet shop, Joey chats up Linda. He tells her his life-story - a pack of lies about lost fortunes and playing polo. She falls for this and they realise their mutual attraction. A month later, in the club, Mrs Chicago Society - Vera, an experienced woman of about 35, saunters in with friends and soon eyes Joey up and down. Linda is there with a boyfriend and Joey is somewhat curt to her. Vera makes it clear to Joey that he attracts her, but when he gets too fresh, she and her friends flamboyantly walk out. Mike is furious and gives Joey till the end of the week to get her back. Joey then calls Vera and insults her for costing him his job; this is done in a state of some panic, but it evidently works. A couple of nights later, Vera unexpectedly turns up at the club, drawn by Joey's charm, thus saving him his job. They go off together to her apartment. A few days later, in a tailor's shop, Vera smothers Joey (whom she is obviously now keeping) with new clothes: evidently she has fallen for him. But Linda, who works there, comes in, much to Joey's surprise and Vera's jealousy. She puts on a tough act with poor Linda, pretending to be Joey's second wife. Joey hears this from the tearful girl, but admits 'What do I care for a dame?' The act ends with a ballet, which is Joey's fantasy of what the night-club of his own that Vera has promised him will be like. Act II At Chez Joey's, Victor prepares the floor-show as Melba Snyder, a fast-talking reporter, interviews Joey about his new club. Egged on by Joey's fantasising, she contrives to make his history more interesting in order to get a good column. And she has plenty to tell about her own interview scoops. Ludlow Lowell breezes in, claiming to be a top agent, and with the help of the dancer Gladys (an old accomplice), cajoles Joey into signing a contract with him, which robs Joey of his independence. Later, these two plot a neat triple blackmail - on Vera, by revealing her affair with Joey to her husband; on her husband, to 'protect' his business from scandal; and of course on Joey, for obvious reasons! They try to enlist Linda, as the 'woman scorned', but she refuses. Gladys doesn't think it's going to be easy, but Ludlow is ready to do it the hard way. At Joey and Vera's love-nest, Linda tells her about the plot: Vera senses scandal, graciously 'returns' Joey to
Linda and phones the Commissioner of Police. She tells Joey of the plot before Ludlow and Gladys arrive but they are thwarted by the Commissioner, who bundles them off. Vera realises that the affair is over, tells Joey and closes the Chez Joey bank account. As she leaves, the rent-collector arrives, but Joey still sweet-talks his way out of trouble. Linda and Joey then part, again outside the pet shop where they met. As she exits left, another girl crosses the stage and exits right - and she is the one that our incorrigible Pal Joey follows as the curtain falls. CHARACTERS • • JOEY EVANS - Young, ambitious singer; he may be naive about the real world, a dreamer and a fantasist, but he is also a bit of a con-man and lady-killer too. Out of his depth with Vera, but with occasional flashes of sensitive feelings for Linda, his smooth charm is too manipulative for his own good. • MIKE SPEARS - A stoutish man in his early forties, a regular club-manager type who tends to panic about empty houses. • GLADYS - A bored but knowing dancer, with little in life to excite her. An old and scheming friend of Lowell's. • LINDA - A girl who is both sensible and headstrong, innocent and vulnerable. She has a soft spot for Joey from the first moment. • VERA - A flamboyant, 'arty', social butterfly with a lot of her husband's money. A world-weary thirtysomething flirt who is bored with marriage and prefers dating younger men. Her love for Joey is less for his future as a night-club star than for his present as a lover and as such is skin-deep only: she drops him once her affair looks like being made public. • MELBA SNYDER - Press reporter, quick on the uptake and fast-talking. Anything-for-a-good-story type. • VICTOR - Floor-show director. A hard man when things need to be organised. • LUDLOW LOWELL - A ruthless crooked 'artist's representative', he will do anything to get a piece of someone else's money - including blackmail. • COMMISSIONER O'BRIEN - Commissioner of Police and an old friend of Vera's. • ERNEST - The tailor who loves his work. CHORUS GIRLS - Regular dancing girls, who like to have a good time with whomever - Joey Evans included! MUSICAL NUMBERS Act I 1. You Mustn’t Kick It Around – Joey Evans, Gladys Bumps, Agnes, The Kid, Chorus Girls and Waiters 2. I Could Write a Book – Joey and Linda English 3. Chicago – Dancer and Chorus Girls 4. That Terrific Rainbow – Gladys, Victor and Girls 5. What is a Man? – Vera Simpson 6. Happy Hunting Horn – Joey, Terry, Chorus Girls and Boy Friends 7. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – Vera Simpson 8. Pal Joey (What Do I Care For A Dame?) – Joey Act II 9. The Flower Garden of My Heart – Gladys, The Tenor, Specialty Dancer and Ensemble 10. Zip † – Melba Snyder 11. Plant You Now, Dig You Later – Ludlow Lowell, Gladys and Ensemble 12. In Our Little Den (of Iniquity) – Vera and Joey 13. Do It The Hard Way – Ludlow, Gladys, Dancer and Ensemble 14. I Still Believe In You † – Linda
15. Take Him – Vera, Linda and Joey 16. Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered (Reprise) – Vera 17. I Still Believe In You (Reprise) † – Linda 18. I’m Talkin’ to My Pal † – Joey 19. I Could Write A Book (Reprise) – Joey ORCHESTRATION Reed 1: Clarinet, Flute, Alto Sax Reed 2: Alto Sax, Oboe, Cor Ang. Reed 3: Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Basset Horn Reed 4: Tenor Say, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo Reed 5: Tenor Say, Clarinet, Bassoon Horn, 3 Trumpets, Trombone Percussion, Piano, Strings DISCOGRAPHY Pal Joey - studio recording made by Columbia with original star Vivienne Segal (Vera Simpson) and Harold Lang replacing Gene Kelly as Joey.
PALLADIUM VARIETY 2 week Season of Variety presented by Bernard Delfont. London Palladium - 30 April, 1962 The CAST included: The Skylons, Ted Rogers, Sergio Franchi, the Temperance Seven, Paul Andrews, Richiardi, Jnr., The Kuban Cossack Dancers, Lionel Blair, Mike and Bernie Winters, Shirley Bassey Programme: • OVERTURE The London Palladium Orchestra Under the direction of REG COLE • THE SKYLONS Thrills in the Air • TED ROGERS Versatile Comedian • SERGIO FRANCHI Italy's Newest Singing Personality • THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN who will oblige with jazz and other sacred pieces which are the rage of society • PAUL ANDREWS Creating an Impression • RICHIARDI, JNR. America's Master of Magic • THE KUBAN COSSACK DANCERS From the White Steppes of Ukraine • LIONEL BLAIR and his TWIST DANCERS • MIKE and BERNIE WINTERS "I Like It" • SHIRLEY BASSEY (Musical Director:RAYMOND LONG)
PANAMA HATTIE A Musical Comedy in 2 Acts, 13 Scenes. Book by Herbert Fields and Buddy G. DeSylva. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. 46th Street Theatre, Broadway - Opened 30th October, 1940; closed 3rd January, 1942 (501 perfs) Piccadilly Theatre, London - 4th November, 1943 (308 perfs) . 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! STORY Act 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Act II The sailors from the S. S. Idaho uncover a spy plot involving saboteurs. Hattie swears off rum. 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. Hattie, two of the sailors and Budd meet regarding these various threads. Mildred Hunter, Kitty-Belle’s best friend, turns out to be a terrorist. She gives Jerry a secret package to put in Nick’s desk. Fortunately, 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. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Opening (A Stroll on the Plaza Sant'Ana) - Singing Girls, Boys, Ensemble 2. Join It Right Away - Woozy Hogan, Skat Briggs, Windy Deegan 3. Specialty - N. Gae, L. Hightower, R. Hightower, Ensemble 4. Visit Panama - Hattie, 4 Men of Manhattan, Dancer, Ensemble 5. American Family - Dancers 6. My Mother Would Love You Hattie, Nick 7. I've Still Got My Health - Hattie, Ensemble 8. I've Still Got My Health (reprise) Ensemble 9. Specialty