Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Jumbo is a show about a war between two rival circuses . read more


Ths story chronicles the disintegration of an Irish family in Dublin in the early 1920s, during the Troubles between the Irish Republican Army and the British. Juno is the hardworking matriarch who struggles to hold the family together in the face of war, betrayal, and her worthless husband's dri... read more


The show concerns the adventures of Sir Edmund Kean, considered the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 18th century. The show focuses mainly on his wild behavior offstage. Trouble ensues as Kean desperately tries to juggle two women in his life: the Danish Ambassador’s wife, Elena, and a young a... read more

King of Cadonia

King of Cadonia concerns a mythical King of Cadonia, Alexis, who tires of the limitations that are placed on his freedom in part due to conspirators trying to assassinate him. Thus, he disguises himself and escapes his confines. Soon, he meets Princess Marie, the daughter of the Duke of Alasia,... read more


The action takes place in 1960s West Africa in a British colony on the eve of it's independence. The people are torn between their traditional ways and the modern world. Kwamina, the chief's son, returns after studying in London. He soon falls in love with the white lady doctor, Eve. Meanwhil... read more


A bio-musical about the life of John Lennon focusing on Lennon's solo career and almost exclusively in Lennon's own words read more

Li’l Abner

It’s a typical day in wretched and picturesque Dogpatch, USA, and the local yokels are up to their usual tricks: brewing moonshine, cuddling pigs, and collecting unemployment. Beautiful Daisy Mae is pining after strong handsome Li’l Abner, an unsentimental youth who escapes her pursuit to go fish... read more

The Love Note

THE LOVE NOTE is a hilarious and touching tale of young Jessie's arrival at a new and outlandish school where there is a colorful and zany cast of characters. The ruthless bullies rule the cafeteria, the unique bookworms stick together behind their books, and the watchful Lunch Lady wields a... read more

The Mad Show

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

Made in Dagenham

Based on the 2010 film of the same name, Made in Dagenham is drawn from the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex. This strike was influential in the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970. The musical focuses on the leader of the strike, Rita O’Grady, as sh... read more