Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Brilliant the Dinosaur

After a particularly bad storm, a cave opens up in a cliff revealing a live female diplodocus dinosaur. The local children discover her and do their best to help her hide. Eventually, the adults find out about the dinosaur and the result is not good. read more

Cabin in the Sky

Little Joe, a compulsive gambler, promises his wife, Petunia, that he'll quit gambling and be a moral man. Soon after, he is killed over his gambling debts. Joe then has six months to redeem his soul and enter Heaven “ otherwise he will be condemned to Hell. Lucifer Jr. and his sexy representa... read more

Cinderella and Buttons

Cinderella and Buttons is a funny and surprising re-imagining of the original story, which answers why the prince was so keen to marry Cinderella, and who was the fairy godmother anyway. read more

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus follows the dark, twisted path of the restless scholar of the title. Yearning for infinite knowledge and questioning his faith, Doctor Faustus forsakes his scholarly studies for the dark world of magic and sorcery. He makes a pact with the devil. If the evil spirit, Mephastophilis... read more

Dreaming or The Consequences on Hispanics After 9/11

What is a dream? What does it mean to dream? Or to dream what kills, Or to be the dream that may not be a dream. Manny dreams more than he should, he dreams of his bloody mother, and the day bodies fell from the sky, he also dreams there is a God, and some numbers following him around trying to s... read more

Dreamless or The Sergio Urrego Phenomenon

Dreamless is a two-act play, the first act is a one-man show inspired by the letter Sergio Urrego left before he died. In a parallel world, after Sergio dies, he is forced to live the same day as an actor being watched by an eternal theater audience. In the second act, An angel decides Sergio’s t... read more

The Ghosts of Lote Bravo

Young women are disappearing in Ciudad Juarez. At the factories near the border, more and more coveted seats are left empty. In Lote Bravo, however, on the outskirts of town, these women’s bodies turn up. One of the missing is Juanda’s teenage daughter, Raquel. Desperate to understand what has ha... read more

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Part Two]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part Two picks up directly where the left off. After attempting to rectify their mistakes and change history once more, Albus Potter does not emerge from their time-travel and Scorpius Malfoy finds himself trapped in a hideous alternative reality where Lord Vold... read more

Hänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel is a fairy tale opera that follows two young siblings, Hänsel and Gretel, as they get lost in the forest after being chased out of the house for bothering their mother. In their quest to pick and gather strawberries, the children become lost in the woods, reknown for being the h... read more

King of the Yees

King of the Yees is a semi-autobiographical play that offers a rollercoaster journey through Chinatown in San Francisco, and Chinese culture in America. The play focuses on Lauren Yee, a dramatized version of the playwright, who is trying to get her new play rehearsed, and up and running. Howeve... read more