Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley all found themselves at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, and proceeded to record a legendary jam album. A Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet recounts that single night with the meaningful and hum... read more

Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk

Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk is a combination of dance, music, singing, tap, a history of America, and above all, rhythm. The show tells the history of African-Americans from slavery to the present through dance, specifically tap. read more

Five Guys Named Moe

The show is a musical revue using the hit songs of Louis Jordan, the great 1930s composer and saxophonist who brought a popular new slant to jazz that paved the way for the rock-and-roll of the 1950s. read more

Rock of Ages

It is 1987, and the fabled West Hollywood club the Bourbon Room is the seedy, sordid, vibrant heart of the Sunset Strip. The music venue has seen better days, but as run by chilled-out former rock impresario Dennis Dupree, and tended to by Dennis’s mischievous assistant Lonny, it is the essence o... read more

Hellzapoppin'

Helzapoppin was a hilarious musical revue that was constantly rewritten to focus on current events. With no real plot, the show contained wild sight gags, zany props, audience participation sequences, dirty jokes, and numerous gunshots. read more

Oh! Calcutta!

"Oh, Calcutta" is a theatrical revue consisting of various sketches on sex-related topics. read more

Putting it Together

The show is a compilation of songs by Stephen Sondheim, including numbers from Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Dick Tracy, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George and others. The theme is a party and the songs cleverly weave... read more

Back to the 80's!

A pop culture trip down memory lane, Back to the 80’s tells the story of Corey Palmer and his senior year of high school: his best friends, the class bully, and the girl he loves. In the present day, Corey takes us back to William Ocean High School, watching himself and his friends Kirk and Alf s... read more

The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon tells the story of a so called 'washed up' movie star who wants to make it big on Broadway. read more

Betjemania

A musical revue incorporating the poetry of Sir John Betjeman read more