Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Xanadu

Slap on your roller skates, pump up the glitter, and get hip to the muses in Xanadu, the laugh-out-loud musical stage adaptation of the 1980 film. Xanadu follows Clio, the lovely and precocious Greek muse who decides to put on some rollerskates. legwarmers, and an Australian accent in order to he... read more

The Boy from Oz

"The Boy From Oz" tells about the life of the great Australian entertainer, Peter Allen. The show starts with in the 1950s with his humble beginnings growing up in an Australian bush town. He then experiences a meteoric rise to fame as an international star opening for Judy Garland and selling o... read more

The Boyfriend

The show takes place at Madame Dubonnet’s Finishing School on the French Riviera. Polly, an English heiress, falls in love with Tony, a delivery boy. Conscious of her father's warning to beware of boys dating her for her family’s money, Polly pretends to be just a secretary. Things get complicate... read more

Babes in Arms

One of the quintessential “Hey, let’s put on a show” musicals, which boasts one of the most beautiful scores ever written, by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, including such timeless standards as “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Where Or When”, “My Funny Valentine”, and “I Wish I were In Love Again”.A gro... read more

Bells are Ringing

Ella Peterson is a bright, warm, and imaginative woman, who spends her days in the dingy New York City basement apartment which is the office for Susanswerphone, her cousin Sue’s telephone answering service company. Fortunately for Ella, her switchboard existence is made bearable by the connectio... read more

Big

Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become big. To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do ˜adult' things like getting a job and a girlfriend. However, in the end, Josh realiz... read more

Calamity Jane

In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, Calamity Jane surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, and the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood's saloon-theater, Calamity goes to Chicago to import to Deadwood the glamorous actress... read more

Smokey Joe's Cafe

The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion 9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway History. read more

Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde tells the story of real-life fugitives, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. In the midst of the country-wide depression the couple find notoriety and love in this thrilling, fast-paced musical. Frustrated with their poor, ordinary lives, Bonnie and Clyde both dream of the exciting live... read more

Brooklyn

Brooklyn, narrated by 5 street performers, tells the story of a young singer who comes to Brookyln in search of her American father and ends up becoming a pop star. read more