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    Show Boat
    By Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern

    13:30, Fri 14th June 2019 - Wed 19th June 2019 at Random Venue 69
    20:30, Fri 21st June 2019 - Wed 26th June 2019 at Random Venue 69
    18:30, Fri 28th June 2019 - Wed 3rd July 2019 at Random Venue 69
    Easter Week 7 to Summer 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."

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    We are looking for: * Director * Production Manager * Costume Designer * Sound Designer * Producer * Lighting Designer

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