Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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Three Tall Women

Three Tall Women takes place in the bedroom of a sick and forgetful old woman . In the first act she is cared for by a middle-aged companion and visited by a young woman sent by the lawyer to settle some financial affairs. A is imperious and acerbic, which B is used to deal and manages effectiv... read more

The Ticket

The play centers on a a church hall where a rummage sale is about to take place. At first it is just that but in their search through the clothing a lottery ticket is discovered and it appears to be the "Big Winner". There then ensues arguments and discussions on who has a claim to it, the person... read more

Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still examines the lives of one couple who are journalists and make a living out of documenting the horrors of war. When Sarah and her boyfriend, James, come back from covering the Iraq War, they are physically bruised and emotionally beaten. While they are recovering, their best frie... read more

Tin Pan Ali

In ‘Tin Pan Ali’ the traditional story of Ali Baba, the Arabian peasant whose discovery of a magic cave containing a trove of stolen riches leads to wealth and relentless pursuit by a band of forty thieves, is updated to now take place in Prohibition-era Chicago. The hero is a street sweeper, and... read more

Tintypes

‘Tintypes’ chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where Ame... read more

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

Too Much, Too Much, Too Many

A beautifully written piece about grieving the loss of the one whose love changed everything. A widow & her adult daughter are left behind to sort out what life looks like now that James is gone. Their own relationship seems foreign without him around, but they are stuck with each other. Emma i... 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

Topdog/Underdog

Topdog/Underdog is a dark comedy revolving around two African-American brothers: Lincoln and Booth. Their father chose their names as a twisted joke shortly before deserting them. The choice of naming the children after an assassin and his target foreshadows how tumultuous the relationship betwee... read more

The Tragedy of Antonie

One of the tragic love stories from history, Mary Sidney’s The Tragedy of Antonie chronicles the final day of Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, and Marc Antony, the man she loved until death. Before the play begins, Antony has been defeated by Octavius Caesar, the ruler of Rome and his former friend... read more