Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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

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

Accent on Youth

Successful playwright Stephen Gaye is stuck – he can’t seem to finish the play he is working on, about a man in his sixties who falls for a much younger woman. When his frumpy, shy young secretary suddenly declares her love for him, he finds inspiration and completes the work. In the second act,... read more

The Acharnians

The Acharnians is a hilarious satire, and an indictment of unnecessary war. The play follows the attempts of the hero Dicaeopolis to make a personal peace with the Spartans even though his native city of Athens is fighting in the Peloponnesian War. After side-stepping informers, the Athenian Asse... read more

Act Without Words I

Beckett's short play takes place in a desert illuminated by a "dazzling light". The cast consists of just one man, who is thrown on stage at the start of the play and is thrown back each time he attempts to exit. The main action is of the man trying to reach a small carafe of water, which is alw... read more

The Adding Machine

This comic, expressionistic masterpiece follows the exploits of Mr. Zero, a hard-working, psuedo-Everyman as he toils through his rather inconsequential existence working at a Macy's-like department store. When he discoveres that after 25 years of determined dedication on his job, he will be fir... read more

The Admirable Crichton

When a British aristocrat , his family, and the butler are stranded on a deserted island, Crichton is the only one of the party with any basic survival knowledge. In the party's newfound predicament, the lowly Chrichton assumes the position of leader. At first, the others -- higher class as the... read more

After the Revolution

Emma Joseph, a bright, hard-working, recent law school graduate descended from a long line of Marxists, is continuing her family’s business of fighting for progressive ideals. She founded the Joe Joseph Fund four years ago, named for her grandfather who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for... read more

Afterplay

Brian Friel’s one-act Afterplay takes two Chekov characters and has them meet up twenty years after the original plays are over. Sonya, Uncle Vanya’s devoted niece, and Andrey, the intellectual but henpecked brother from The Three Sisters meet in a Moscow café and exchange stories – which are, in... read more