Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Flora the Red Menace

Flora the Red Menace is told as though in a presentation by the Federal Theatre Project, part of the WPA established by President Roosevelt. The plot follows headstrong wannabe fashion designer Flora Mezaros, one member of an artists' co-operative of bohemian types - dancers, musicians, designers... read more

Freedom Train

Freedom Train is the story of Hariet Tubman and the Underground Railord which smuggled slaves to freedom prior to the American Civil War. Using traditional songs of the period "Freedom Train" recounts a powerful and inspiring tale of courage, dedication, perseverance and the strength of the human... read more

The Gay Life

The Gay Life is the story of a bashful virgin, Liesel, who tries to tame the lady-loving playboy, Anatol Von Huber. In the end, Anatol only decides that he really wants to marry Liesel after she pronounces that she will never marry him. read more

George M! (Yankee Doodle Dandy)

The show tells the story of the singer-dancer-actor George M. Cohan's life in show business with his show-business family, and takes place from the late 1880's to 1937. The story takes George from working with his parents and sister in vaudeville as The Four Cohans to his Broadway endeavors. read more

The Girl Who Came to Supper

The show tells the tale of an American chorus girl, Mary Morgan, wooed by a Balkan archduke, the Prince Regent of Carpathia, during the 1911 coronation of George V. read more

The Girlfriend

Leonard, a farm boy, is determined to compete in a major six-day bicycle race and win the heart of the girl he loves, Mollie Farrell. Even though the race has been fixed by corrupt gamblers, Leonard manages to win the race and Mollie. read more

Godspell Junior

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell Junior is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. read more

Golden Boy

Golden Boy is the story of a young African-American man, Joe Wellington, who takes up prize fighting against his father's wishes. Joe ends up becoming a star and various managers and promoters compete for him. Trouble ensues when Joe falls in love with the white girlfriend of his manager, Lorna.... read more


Goldilocks tells the story of a film producer/director, Max, and his attempts to woo the beautiful actress, Maggie Harris, who is already engaged to millionaire George Randolph Brown. In the end, Max and Maggie fall in love while George ends up with a studio hanger-on, Lois. read more

The Grand Tour

Set in 1940, the story concerns an unlikely pair forced together due to approaching Nazis. S.L. Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has purchased a car. Meanwhile, Stjerbinsky, an aristocratic, anti-Semitic Polish Colonel knows how to drive. The two men happen to meet each other at a Pari... read more