The Beauty Shop
(1933)

The following is a transcription of the original programme of the 1933 amateur drama production.
The Rotary Club of Port Hope
Presents
Geo. M. Cohan's Musical Comedy Success
"The Beauty Shop"
ST. MARK'S HALL
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
May 29th, 30th, 31st.
Book by Channing Pollock
Music by Harold Orlob and Chas. J. Gebest.
Produced through Special Arrangement with Geo. M. Cohan,
New York City.
C.H. LEWIS, Director, MISS NELL M. SPARROW, Ass't
Directress, MRS. C.H. LEWIS, Wardrobe.

The Cast (as you meet them)
  • Vivian, Dr. Budd's SecretaryMargaret Milne
  • Gladys, French Custodian of ShopFlorence Campbell
  • Hiram Sharp, Chairman of Com. of CreditorsWalter Saunders
  • Anna, Ward of Dr. BuddSydney Bennett
  • Phil Faraday, in love with AnnaHerbert Winfield
  • Daniel Webster Briggs, Dr. Budd's AttorneyCharles E. Stephenson
  • Dr. Arbutus Budd, owner of ShopFrederick Ough
  • A Dancing ChauffeurGeorge V. Strong
  • Miss Montmorency, a customerMae Foote
  • A Stout Party, also a customerAudrey Brown
  • Garabaldi PanatellaE.J. Wormington
  • Carambo MaldinadoHugh Bird
  • Dolores, Spanish souvenir girlMarie Cancilla
  • Lola, Spanish dancerHazel McCullough
  • Lugubrio Sobini, Corsican undertakerFred McMahon
  • Natalie, Panatella's homely daughterMabel Scott
  • A MermaidAida Nicol
  • Spanish DancerStanley Wood
  • Spanish SingerElvie Barkwell
  • The WaitressesLois Darch and Marie Keeler
  • The GobsErnie Wells and Charlie Scott
  • The Society LadiesElsie Ansell, M. Louise Gibson, Addie Kennedy, Lola Darch.
  • The Manicure GirlsAdeline Armstrong, Marie Keeler, Aida Nicol, Josie Milne.
  • The WivesMay Ansell, Elaine Barkwell, Mabel Milne.
  • The SailorettesCecilia Bennett, Adeline Armstrong, Marie Keeler, Meretta Brown, Ivy Hudson.
  • The Broadway GirlsElaine Barkwell, Edith Lawson, Cecilia Bennett, Meretta Brown, Alene Gifford, Joyce Thomas,
    Bernice Herring, Kay Henderson, May Ansell, Ina Hook, Ivy Hudson.


  • The HairdressersD. Paul Somerville, Ernest Wells, Ted Harwood, Art Smith.
  • The Business MenCharlie Scott, Thomas Kennedy, Stan Wood, Stewart Seton.
  • The CreditorsPhilip Ryan, Ken J. Hodgert, D.A. Shay, Walt Badley, Ralph Hodgson, George Garnett, Jim Reynolds.
  • The Corsican JohnniesD. Paul Somerville, Hugh M. Coleman, Ted Harwood, Philip Ryan,
    John Harwood, Frank Southby, Earl Austin, Stewart Seton.

Scene Synopisis
ACT I - A modern Beauty Shop in New York (or Port Hope). It is about 11:00 A.M., July first. Customers and creditors are calling.
ACT II - A Corsican onn, Omessa, Corsica. The natives are celebrating the Feast Day of "Ceres, Mother of Peace and Plenty." Two weeks later.
ACT III - A Corsican Fishing Scene. The following evening.

Musical Numbers
ACT I
  • 1. "In a Beauty Shop"Ensemble
  • 2. "I Want to Look Like Greta Garbo"Vivian and Chorus
  • 3. "Come Along"Anna, Vivian, Phil and Briggs
  • 4. "Saturday Afternoon on Broadway"Dr. Budd and Girls
  • 5. "Love's Hesitation"Anna and Phil
  • 6. "When the Creditors Come to Call"Dr. Budd and Creditors
  • 7. "All Dressed Up and No Place to Go"Dr. Budd
  • 8. "Finale - Poor Uncle Gazazus"Ensemble
ACT II
  • 9. "In Corsica"Maldinado, Panatella and Chorus
  • 10. "Carissima"Dloroes
  • 11. "Carita"Spanish Singers
  • 12. "We're corsican Johnnies, We Are"The Johnnies
  • 13. "For She loves All the Boys in the World" Lola and Johnnies
  • 14. "The Apache Dance"Lola and Partner
  • 15. "Twas in September"Vivian, Briggs and Chorus
  • 16. "But I Love You Just the Same"Lola, Budd, Briggs, Chorus
  • 17. "Finale - Ring Out, Glad Bells"Ensemble
ACT III
  • 18. "The Fishing Fleet is Homeward Bound"Chorus
  • 19. "The Tale of the Mermaid"Mermaid and Chorus
  • 20. "The Sailors' Hornpipe"The Sailorettes
  • 21. "Lola, My Tango Queen"Spanish Singers and Chorus (Lola and partner dancing the Tango)
  • 22. "Finale - We Will Go Back Home"Ensemble
(Final Curtain)

Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario
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