Can Can

Musical

Writers: Abe Burrows Cole Porter

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Dark Comedy, Farce, Romance
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Set in the year 1893, Can-Can tells the tale of Paris dance hall owner, La Mome Pistache, and her battle with a self-rightious judge, Aristide, who is determined to shut her business down. The sexy Can-Can dance has become popular and Judge Aristide is determined to stop it. When Judge Aristide investigates the Bal du Paradis, La Mome Pastache seduces him and the two eventually fall in love. By the time her case comes to trial, Aristide has had a change of heart and works to win her acquittal.

Lead Characters