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    Random Society 58 presents...

    Show Boat
    By Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern

    11:45, Fri 7th December 2018 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:00, Mon 10th December 2018 at The Old Vic
    19:15, Tue 11th December 2018 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:30, Thu 13th December 2018 at Almeida Theatre
    Christmas Vacation

    Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber's bestselling novel of the same name, the musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands, and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, over forty years, from 1887 to 1927. Its themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. The musical contributed such classic songs as "Ol' Man River", "Make Believe", and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man".
    The arrival of Show Boat on Broadway was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals. Compared to the trivial and unrealistic operettas, light musical comedies, and "Follies"-type musical revues that defined Broadway in the 1890s and early 20th century, Show Boat "was a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness". According to The Complete Book of Light Opera:
    "Here we come to a completely new genre – the musical play as distinguished from musical comedy. Now... the play was the thing, and everything else was subservient to that play. Now... came complete integration of song, humor and production numbers into a single and inextricable artistic entity."

    Cast

    Frank Schultz -
    Magnolia Hawks -
    Ellie May Shipley -
    Julie LaVerne -
    Parthy Hawks -
    Gaylord Ravenal -
    Steve Baker -
    Cap'n Andy Hawks -

    Band

    Bassoon -
    Clarinet -

    Production Team

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    Carpenter -
    Production Manager -
    Publicist -
    Stage Manager -
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    Production Electrician -
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    Video Director -
    Camera Operator -
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