Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas
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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
Show revolves around the tangled love lives and misunderstandings of a Roman household in A.D. 90. Roman patricians routinely pay to consult Heliodorus, a powerful Persian Wizard, on matters of love and fortune. However, life becomes much more confusing once his slave, Diomed, falls in love with... read more
In the magical town of Greenwillow, a spell has been placed in which the eldest of the Briggs men always must obey the œcall to wander. Gideon, the eldest of this generation of Briggs men, loves his girlfriend, Dorrie, and would like nothing better than to settle down with her. With the help o... read more