Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

110 in the Shade

The show’s protagonist is Lizzie, an older unmarried woman living in a drought-stricken Western town on a ranch with her family. The plot centers on her search for love and her choice between two suitors: Starbuck, a charismatic con man posing as a rainmaker who can bring rainfall to the drought-... read more

13 (Thirteen)

Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait. His life seems full of possibilities -- that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to podunk Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how... read more

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend with her to the bee; Bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatnes... read more

The 39 Steps

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will... read more

4000 Miles

Ninety-one year old political activist Vera Joseph’s solitary existence is entirely shaken when her grandson, Leo, appears at the door in the middle of the night Leo is fresh from a cross-country bike ride, and assures Vera that he won’t stay long. Leo, however, is in crisis, confused by an on... read more

42nd Street

42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical,. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famo... read more

70, Girls, 70

The show concerns a group of senior citizens living on New York's Upper West Side who learn that the long-term hotel they live in will be sold off to developers - making the seniors homeless. To save the hotel, the seniors form a ring of unlikely thieves, wreaking havoc in stores from Sadies' Sec... read more

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Jeff and Hunter, two self-confessed nobodies in New York, make a pact: They will write an original musical and submit it to a festival.  The only catch?  The deadline is in three weeks  They gather their two actress friends, Susan and Heidi, and their accompanist and music director, Larry, on the... read more

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois is the story of the life of this great American president, before he actually becomes president. At a young age, Abraham Lincoln learns of the problems of sectionalism in the United States, and has a great desire to end it. Despite his bright mind and passion, Lincoln ru... read more

Abu Hassan

Deeply in debt to Omar, a moneylender, Abu Hassan and his wife come up with a scheme to fake their deaths in order to extract funeral money from the Caliph. Meanwhile, Omar tries to woo Hassan’s wife, Fatime, in exchange for canceling the debts. She gives him a noncommittal answer to evade his ad... read more