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1992 – Showboat

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Synopsis:

Show Boat is a musical (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Show_Boat) in two acts with music by Jerome Kern (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Jerome_Kern) and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Edna_Ferber), the plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Mississippi_River) show boat, from 1880 to 1927

Taking place over fifty years, ‘Show Boat’ tells the story of a showboat acting family and their struggles with gambling, race, infidelity, and poverty. In the beginning of the show, Captain Andy runs an extremely successful show on his ship ‘The Cotton Blossom.’ Unfortunately, after it is discovered that his leading lady, Julie, is part black, she and her leading man boyfriend are forced to quit the show. As a replacement, Captain Andy uses his daughter, Magnolia, and a young gambler, Gaylord Ravenal (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Gaylord_Ravenal). Magnolia and Gaylord soon fall in love but they must struggle with poverty and Gaylord’s infidelity.

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Previous show: 1991 – Guys and Dolls | all shows | Next show: 1993 – The Gondoliers