Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Shooting Star

This play is a two person show about two ex-lovers who reunite in a snowed-in airport. The lead characters, Elena and Reed, were in love during college and lead a free spirited life. They experimented with open relationships. After 20 years, they run into one another in the airport. read more

Splitting Infinity

Splitting Infinity is about Leigh Sangold, a Nobel Prize winner who is seeking to use physics to prove whether or not God exists. One of this astrophysicist’s best friends is a Rabbi who has always been in love with her. Meanwhile, Sangold’s young lover gets into a car accident. Set between the J... read more

Stranger

In a packed New York City coffee shop, Jocelyn seats herself beside a stranger who is also reading the book “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. They begin a dialogue dissecting the book and how it does and doesn’t map to a valid philosophy for living their own lives. In the process a romantic connect... read more

Un ballo in maschera

Un Ballo in Maschera follows the story of the assassination of King Gustavo III of Sweden. Gustavo is in love with Amelia, the wife of Anckarström, the king’s secretary and most loyal friend. The lovers meet in secret, even though they know that their love should not continue. Unbeknownst to the... read more

The Way of the World

One of the most popular Restoration comedy of manners escapades, William Congreve’s The Way of the World follows the story of Edward Mirabell and his love Millamant. To ensure the inheritance of Millamant’s dowry, the two need the consent of her disdainful and difficult aunt, Lady Wishfort. Howev... read more

The Way We Get By

Beth and Doug are both attractive, intelligent, and charming -- neither has ever struggled to find a partner. In the dim light of early morning following a drunken hookup, however, the pair find themselves in uncharted territory. As they flirt, fight, and flounder in the blurry, half-drunk morni... 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