Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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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

Closer than Ever

Closer Than Ever is a two-act musical revue. Each song is a story: about love, security, and finding happiness in an increasingly complicated world. Songs contain themes about aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages, and role reversals with parents, as well as satirical jabs at Muzak, working c... read more

Do Re Mi

The reformed gangster Hubie Cram is trying to make it big in the juke box and music promotion business. However, when things don't go as planned, gangsters reenter his life causing further troubles to his marriage. The only thing he does succeed at is making a star out of a young singer. read more


The show is a revue of songs by Eubie Banks, the great composer who helped break down racial barriers in the landmark 1921 musical ˜Shuffle Along,' the first Broadway musical written, directed by and starring African-Americans. read more

Jerry's Girls

A musical review of songs from classic Jerry Herman musicals. read more

The Mad Show

A Broadway review based on characters in Mad Magazine. read more

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon is the hip, smart, funny, rocking ’n’ rolling story of 1960s London band The Kinks. Headed by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, The Kinks quickly rose to stardom with their landmark hit “You Really Got Me.” Fame soon proves to be a rocky road for the band to climb —demanding tour sche... read more