Showboat: October 1993
Music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
“Show Boat” is a timeless classic of American musical theater that has captivated audiences for nearly a century. this musical tells the story of life on the Mississippi River, as seen through the eyes of those who live and work on the riverboats. The musical features a powerful and emotional story, touching on themes of racial prejudice, love, and heartbreak, set against the backdrop of the changing times and fortunes of the early 20th century. The score is filled with classic songs such as “Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” and “Make Believe,” that have become beloved standards of the American musical canon. “Show Boat” is a timeless work of art that continues to captivate audiences of all ages and is a must-see for any fan of musical theater.