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)

After 12-year-old Evan’s parents get divorced, he moves with his mother from New York City to Appleton, Indiana. Evan has been working hard preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, but all of his friends are back in New York. He is a total outsider in Appleton and desperately wants to befriend the popular... 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

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

Ace of Clubs

In Soho, London, a man named Benny runs a nightclub called Ace of Clubs on behalf of its owner, Rita. Benny picks up a package inside a raincoat in the club's coatroom along with a gangster, Smiling Snyder. Snyder, however, forcefully kisses the club's star, Pinky Leroy, while she is on stage,... read more

The Act

The action takes place at the Hotel Las Vegas at the present time and concerns Michelle Craig's nightclub act and her memories. The Act was written as a vehicle for Liza Minnelli and originally directed by Martin Scorsese. However, the show was a bomb on Broadway. read more

The Addams Family

Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering, the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy, Lucas Beinekes. To the Addams, strange is normal. Happy is Sad. The Addams beli... read more

The Adventures of Mr. Toad

Mr. Toad and his animal friends live a wonderful life in Toad Hall. However, Mr. Toad has a passion for speed, driving and mischief His slower-paced friends Mole, Rat and Badger are constantly trying to keep him out of mischief. Finally, after steeling a car, Mr. Toad goes to jail. In his absenc... read more