Oklahoma Composer: Richard Rodgers Lyricist: Oscar Hammererstein II
Based on: Green grow Date and place premiered: Broadway March 31,1943
Based on the play Green Grow The Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. There high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys where Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, live and eventually fall in love. A classic Rodgers and Hammerstein production.
Based on the 1988 movie, Hairspray follows Tracy Turnblad, fashion and dancing superstar, as she tries to succeed in both television and love.
A girl who gets to play on a television show no one likes her until She gets on the show she comes famous on the early show singing without love.
The cost to go to the Broadway musical Hairspray is h$65 $97 each. The show will premier at the Long beach CA 5/6/09.
Phantom of the Opera Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyricists: Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe
Based on : True Love Date and place premiered: Jan.6 1988 in New York, New York
The Phantom of the Opera wants Christine to be the star of the opera. He gives her lessons, writes an opera for her, and threatens those in charge; but Christine is in love with another man and the theatre managers do not take nicely to his threats. They agree to go along with his opera, hoping to catch him, but everything goes wrong, and the Phantom leaves Christine a choice - stay with him or the love of her life dies.
Pippin is based on a prince Date and place premiered Oct. 23,1972 on Broadway.
Pippin is a prince, looking for something to do with his life. He becomes a soldier for his father's army, but soon finds his dislikes war. His grandmother then tells him to start living. Pippin is upset that his father is killing thousands in war, and murders him. Pippin, now king, looks around for different careers. The moment his is about to give up all hope, Catherine, who has a boy and young estate, picks him up off the street. Pippin, still thinking that love isn't for him, leaves him. In the end Pippin looks at his life and finds that what he was looking for the entire time, was there all along.
Cost of a ticket and venue: $311 each, Cleveland Oh.
Shrek The Musical Composed By:Jeanine Tesori Lyricist:David Lindsay
A musical version of the movie of the same name. Based on… Premiered :Broadway Premiere at December 14, 2008
A musical version of the movie of the same name. Once upon a time Shrek, a green ogre, lived happy alone in his swamp...that was until Lord Farquaad evicted all the fairy tale creatures in the kingdom. The only way for the ogre to regain the peace he so values is to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona. He sets off with an unlikely travel partner named Donkey and successfully rescues the princess, but in the princess, Shrek finds someone more than he had bargained for...
Based on a shipwreck May 10, 2006 16 18 boadway
“A shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore. The helpless baby is taken under teh protection of a gorilla tribe and becomes part of their family. When he eventually encounters his first human - Jane Porter, a curious young explorer - both their worlds are transformed forever." -disney.go.com
West Side Story Composer:Leonard Bernstein Lyricist:Stephen Sondheim
Based on:Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Date and Place Premiered:September 26,1957 New York,New York
An adaptation on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," the Jets and the Sharks are in a gang rivalry. When Tony goes to support the Jets at a school dance he meets Maria, the sister of the Shark's leader, Bernardo, and falls in love. They dream of overcoming their differences, but gang violence makes it impossible for them to live happily ever after.