Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Enchanted April

Sweet-natured Lotty Wilton is suffering depression from the bleak London winter, and from an oppressive relationship with her pompous solicitor husband. When she sees an advertisement in the paper to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April, an idyllic spot “for those who appreciate wisteria... read more

Fame

Fame the Musical follows the highs and lows of the final class of New York City's illustrious High School for the Performing Arts from their first year in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. It tells the story of several of the students, depicting their struggles, triumphs and tempestuous relations... read more

Good News

The roaring ‘20s are in full swing on the campus of Tait College, and the cheerful young sheiks and flappers would rather be flirting on the quad, cheering on the football team, or dancing the “Varsity Drag” than studying their Latin and Greek. Handsome and popular football star Tom Marlowe skat... read more

Love Never Dies

In Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s surprising sequel to his epic hit, , the time is 1907; the place, New York City; and the Phantom , having escaped the furious mob in Paris, has done well for himself. As the mysterious impresario behind Mr. Y’s Phantasma, a popular circus and vaudeville theatre on rough a... read more

Le Nozze di Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro is a fantastic farce, continuing the story of the characters from Il barbiere di Seviglia.  The once young and romantic couple, Rosina and Count Almaviva, are now established in their estate near Seville, but their marriage is in a rocky state.  Count Almaviva has now become an... read more

Seesaw

Jerry Ryan, a simple, young Midwestern lawyer comes to New York where he has a fling with a young Broadway dancer, Gittel. While the fling is only temporary, both Jerry and Gittel learn a great deal about themselves and have a great time exploring New York City. read more

La Traviata

A story of sickness, love, and death, La Traviata follows Violetta, a young courtesan who is ill with consumption as she falls, unwillingly, in love with a young man Alfredo. While she struggles with the fact that she is dying, she falls for him and they escape the city to live together in the Fr... read more

Turandot

The famous tale of Turandot revolves around the cold-hearted Princess of Peking, Turandot, and the young Prince of Tartary, Calaf, who falls in love with her at first sight. Having deemed all men unworthy of her hand, Turandot requires her suitors to answer three riddles correctly, and if he fail... read more

Bombay Dreams

Bombay Dreams tells the story of Akaash, a poor young man who dreams of becoming the next big star in Bollywood. Fate steps in when a wealthy pro-bono lawyer and his fiancée, the daughter of a famous Bollywood director, arrive to prevent the demolition of Akaash's slum. Akaash quickly falls in l... read more