Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas
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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 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 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
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 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
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