Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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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

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

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

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

Blues in the Night

˜Blues in the Night' is a musical review using music from great artists such as Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and Harold Alen. With no spoken text, the songs tell of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences three women have with the lying, cheating snake of a man who wrongs them. read more