Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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The White Horse Inn

Set in the beautiful Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria, ‘The Whitehorse Inn’ concerns the head waiter of the White Horse Inn in St. Wolfgang, Leopold Brandmeyer, who is desperately in love with the owner of the inn, Josepha Vogelhuber, a resolute young woman who at first only has eyes for one... read more

The White Rose

In 1940s Germany, a group of students, who formed a group called the White Rose, which preached non-violence, is arrested. Each of the students is interrogated by the Munich Gestapo, led by Robert Mohr. Once they are found guilty of treason, they are all executed. read more

William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

It’s a rough day for the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the most prestigious acting company in the city of London. First, their inaugural performance of “King Henry the Fifth” is interrupted by the wayward clown, Will Kemp, dancing a jig to advertise his newest stunt: a Morris dance from London to Norwi... read more

A Woman Killed with Kindness

A Woman Killed With Kindness, a critically acclaimed Renaissance drama by the renowned playwright Thomas Heywood, centers around the marriage between John Frankford and his new wife, Anne. The couple have a seemingly perfect marriage, until Frankford invites Wendoll into their home to stay as his... read more