Guides for Musicals, Plays, Operas & Operettas

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What Corbin Knew

What Corbin Knew is a comedy about Richard Corbin who is an architect that has a fancy skybox. He meets and invites two new couples to enjoy his skybox. One couple is rich and obnoxious and the other is also obnoxious but struggling financially. By the end of Act 1, a death has occurred. The pl... read more

What Every Woman Knows

What Every Woman Knows centers around the emotional development of John Shand, a humorless young Scotsman whose meteoric political success is due entirely to his wife. However, John fails to recognize the influence and intelligence of his plain wife. While a poor student, he took to regularly bre... read more

Where There's a Will

Through a quirk of fate the bard is transported through time to the year 2014 where he lands outside the house of Gordon Coldridge, a struggling playwright with a pushy manager and an estranged girlfriend Up against a deadline with writer's block due to an ill fated romance? Who best to assist yo... read more

The Whipping Man

Playwright Matthew Lopez’s first work, The Whipping Man, has been sweeping regional and professional theaters since its debut. The play examines a vital, but not often spoken of period in American history, the post-Civil War South, as former slaves and slavemasters struggled to acclimate to the n... read more

The White Rose

In 1940s Germany, a group of students, who formed a group called the White Rose, which preached non-violence, is arrested. Each of the students is interrogated by the Munich Gestapo, led by Robert Mohr. Once they are found guilty of treason, they are all executed. read more

The Who and the What

Zarina, a brilliant, devout, and scholarly writer, has been working on a novel about the gender politics of Islam for years…. but after the death of her mother and the breakup of her relationship, her creativity has declined, and she spends her days brooding instead of writing, and refuses to dat... read more

Widowers' Houses

When Harry Trench, an energetic, idealistic young man, takes a trip to the Rhine to celebrate his recent graduation from medical school, he falls in love with Blanche, a fellow tourist traveling with her father, the intimidating Sartorius. Discovering the couple in the improper midst of proposal... read more

Wildcat

Wildcat “Wildy” Jackson and her sister Janie arrive in Centavo City determined to strike it rich in the oil prospecting business. She manages to acquire a small plot of land and tries to convince the brilliant crew foreman, Joe Dynamite, to work for her. When Joe thinks there is no oil on Wildy’s... read more

Wildcat on Safari

Set in a Safari Park, ‘Wildcat On Safari’ concerns the adventures of a loveable, scruffy Wildcat and his eccentric friends Fox and Beaver as they try to find the missing son of King Lion. Before long they are drawn into a scheming panther's dastardly plot to depose the mighty King Lion read more

William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

It’s a rough day for the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the most prestigious acting company in the city of London. First, their inaugural performance of “King Henry the Fifth” is interrupted by the wayward clown, Will Kemp, dancing a jig to advertise his newest stunt: a Morris dance from London to Norwi... read more