110 in the Shade

Musical

Writers: N. Richard Nash Harvey Schmidt Tom Jones

Overview

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Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1963
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Time & Place
early 1900s, a small western town
Cast Size
large
Dancing
Some Dance
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult, mature adult, child characters

Synopsis

Based on the hit play and movie The Rainmaker, 110 in the Shade focuses on one unmarried woman named Lizzie living in a small western town besieged by a long drought. Lizzie is dealing with another type of drought: her love life. Intelligent yet plain, she is worried that she will soon become an old maid with no one to love her. When a charismatic man named Starbuck arrives and claims the ability to make rain, Lizzie believes he is a con man with no abilities whatsoever. Little does she know that this man will change her life forever. A beautiful musical in the vein of Rodgers and Hammerstein, 110 in the Shade centers on Lizzie’s quest for self-acceptance and her choice between two suitors: the rainmaker Starbuck and the divorced Sheriff File.

Lead Characters