Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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The Happiest Girl in the World

The women in ancient Athens have a problem: their men are constantly fighting and at war Inspired by Diana, the chaste goddess of the moon, the women decide to refuse sexual favors to the men until they have forsaken war. In the end, the Chief of State arrives with the summons to another war. H... read more

Happy Hunting

"Happy Hunting" concerns a wealthy, widowed Philadelphian, Liz Livingstone, who is snubbed at the Grace Kelly-Prince Rainier Wedding of the Year in Monaco. As a result, she is determined to find an even more impressive husband for her daughter, Beth. She tries to set Beth up with a dashing Duk... read more

Hazel Flagg

When the press finds out that a backwater Vermont girl is dying of radium poisoning, all of New York is talking about her story. Soon she falls in love with a sophisticated gentleman, Wallace Cook. When it turns out that Hazel does not have radium poisoning and is in fact healthy, everyone seem... read more

Henry, Sweet Henry

Henry, Sweet Henry concerns two love-struck and wealthy teenage girls, Valerie and Gil, who stalk an avante-garde composer and aging philanderer, Henry Orient. Meanwhile, Henry is desperately trying to convince the beautiful Stella to marry him. read more

High Button Shoes

Harrison Floy, a small-time con artist, manages to scam an entire town in a land promotion deal. After running off to Atlantic City, Floy loses all his money after betting on the wrong college football team. read more

Honk! Junior

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, Honk tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to ret... read more

House of Flowers

House of Flowers is the story of an evil brothel owner, Madame Fleur, and her attempts to murder the fiancé of her star girl, Ottilie. Fearing that Ottilie will leave the brothel, Madame Fleur arranges for men to seal Ottilie's fiancé, Royal, in a barrel and toss him into the ocean. Lucky, Royal... read more

I Had a Ball

I Had a Ball is a story about finding love on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Various characters include Garside The Great Psychologist, Stan who has just been released from prison, the floozy, Addie, and Jeannie; the ferris-wheel operator. Eventually Addie and Garside fall in love while Jeannie and... read more

I Love My Wife

In I Love My Wife, Alvin and Wally have been friends ever since high school and are now married men. They decide that on Christmas Eve they will have a foursome. Alvin will have sex with Wally's wife and Wally will have sex with Alvin's wife. In the end they fail to follow through with their h... read more

I Married An Angel

Willy Palaffi, a banker and ladies’ man, is fed up with earthly women and declares that the only woman he would marry is an angel. To his shock, the gods send down a real Angel and she and Willy quickly marry. However, trouble ensues when the Angel’s perfectly angelic ways are a constant source o... read more