Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Subways Are for Sleeping

‘Subways are for Sleeping’ concerns Angie McKay, a magazine writer assigned to write a story about a certain group of well-dressed homeless people sleeping in the New York subway. The leader of this group of well-dressed drifters is Tom Bailey, a one-man employment agency who finds other drifte... read more

The Summoning

Circe and Morgan are college roommates, and tonight they're planning something strange. All they need to set their dangerous plan in motion is that final touch: a virgin vessel. Enter Lily, the last virgin on campus, for a night of bloody slapstick, dark comedy, and perhaps even a brush with the... read more

Sunny

‘Sunny’ is a love story focusing on three couples. Sunny is trying to escape a forced marriage with Mr. Wendell-Wendell and stows away on a ship heading to New York. On the ship, Tom is traveling with his fiancée Marcia. Realizing that she will be refused entry into America, Sunny convinces Tom’s... read more

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon is the hip, smart, funny, rocking ’n’ rolling story of 1960s London band The Kinks. Headed by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, The Kinks quickly rose to stardom with their landmark hit “You Really Got Me.” Fame soon proves to be a rocky road for the band to climb —demanding tour sche... read more

Sunset

In Martin Foreman's Sunset, a grandmother talks to her husband in northern California at the end of the day. As the sun goes down she remembers their life together, from their first date up to the present day. read more

Sunshine

After unexpectedly bumping into each other the night before, Grace and Davey wake up next to each other for the first time in two years. Facing reality in the morning light, they have to decide if they ever want to wake up next to each other again. Both agree that they had a great time and still... read more

The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

A DJ interested in Holly. A bit nerdy. read more

Sweethearts

After being carried off to safety during a war, Sylvia has been left in Dame Paula’s care. Mikel Mikeloviz, disguised as a monk, wants to restore her to the throne, which is about to be offered to Franz, the heir presumptive. Luckily, in the end, Franz and Sylvia fall in love and agree to rule t... read more

Sweetiepie Knucklehead

Brynne and Rory are a young playwright/producer duo on the verge of mounting their much anticipated sophomore Broadway production in the year 2020, but the air at the top isn’t as rarified as they had envisioned. Their positioning as a “sure thing” isn’t as set in stone as they had dreamt, and th... read more

Tadzio Speaks . . . (Death in Venice Revisited)

In the classic novella and film Death in Venice, the aging Gustav von Aschenbach becomes obsessed with the beauty of a boy he sees on the beach, the fourteen-year-old Tadzio. Although the two never speak, a silent relationship grows between them, a relationship which binds the older man inexorabl... read more