Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Tip-Toes

‘Tip-Toes’ tells the story of Tip-Toes and her two uncles, vaudevillians called “The Three Kayes”, who travel down to Palm Beach, Florida. They try to pass themselves off as “swells” so that Tip-Toes can get a rich husband. In the end, she learns that the best way to find true love by just being... read more

Top Banana

Jerry Biffle, the star of the Blendo Soap Program, has been invited to participate in an autograph-signing party for his new book at an important department store. At the signing he meets a beautiful department store model, Sally, and makes her part of his TV troupe. As part of his campaign to co... read more

The Vagabond King

Filled with romance, swordplay, high aspirations and low comedy, ‘The Vagabond King’ recreates the world of medieval Paris saved from the Burgundians by a "king for a day"--the poet-thief François Villon. Paris is under siege by the forces of the Duke of Burgundy and popular support of King Louis... read more

Vanities

Chronicling the comic journey of three bubbly Texas teens from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to housewives, liberated women and beyond, this tale of coming-of-age in the '60s and '70s is a musical scrapbook of an era that had to be lived to be believed. Vanities offers a snapshot-sharp portrai... read more

Virginia

Taking place in 1775 Virginia, the show concerns Fortesque’s attempts to get an important letter to General Washington past the British loyalists. read more

Walking Happy

Taking place in an industrial town in Lancashire, England, in 1880 the show concerns a hard-drinking boot shop owner and his three daughters. While Alice and Vickie are anxious to get married, Hobson is happily keeping his eldest daughter Maggie unmarried since she is so helpful around the shop.... read more

Weird Romance

Weird Romance is a two one-act musical containing a curious mix of a science fiction framework around traditional themes - the generation gap, a love triangle and the archetypal conflict between those who have power and those who have none. The first, The Girl Who Was Plugged In, is about a homel... read more

Western Star

The show takes place in the Colorado Territory, circa 1875. The citizens of the town of Esperanza want to build a church and have raised $5000 for the project. However, they have no minister. When the conman, Sam Goode, convinces the townsfolk to let him become the minister, events are set in mo... read more

What About Luv?

The show takes place on the Brooklyn Bridge over New York’s East River. Harry is about commit suicide by jumping off. Meanwhile, his old schoolmate, Milt, appears planning to meet his wife on the bridge and then kill her so he can run off with a sexy girl from the office. Luckily, when Harry and... read more

White Christmas

Soldiers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis served under General Henry Waverley in World War Two and, ten years later, they are still working together in a popular song and dance duo, Wallace and Davis. When they meet the singing sisters, Betty and Judy Haynes, Phil becomes enamoured with the beautiful J... read more