December 27, 1927
Show Boat
Composer:Jerome Kern
Librettist:Oscar Hammerstein II
Synopsis
Show Boat is a musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on Edna Ferber's best-selling 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 40 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".

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Glimmerglass FestivalShow Boat7/6/2019 - 8/24/2019
Kentucky OperaShow Boat2/19/2016 - 2/21/2016
Portland OperaShow Boat5/1/2014 - 5/9/2015
Central City OperaShow Boat8/7/2013 - 8/11/2013
Lyric Opera of ChicagoShow Boat3/17/2012 - 3/17/2012
Mobile OperaShow Boat1/1/2005 - 1/6/2005
Opera ModestoShow Boat4/4/1999 - 4/25/1999
Jefferson Performing Arts SocietyShow Boat9/9/1996 - 10/10/1996


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