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21 Jun

Looking for an all-time classic musical? From Cole Porter favourites to a contemporary twist on a classic Greek comedy, ORiGiN™ Theatrical represents some of the finest musicals ever written.
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.
Book by Arthur Kopit. 

Full Length Musical, Comedy

Imagine that Phillip Barry had written "The Philadelphia Story," his classic 1939 romantic comedy, not as a play but as a musical, with Cole Porter as his collaborator, and your have... HIGH SOCIETY! It's not only the show's title but the show's first song, in which the Lord Family's amazing staff sets the scene. Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games!

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.
Book by Michael Stewart.

Full Length Musical, Comedy

"And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?" asks Ambrose Kemper in the first scene of this most delightful of musical comedies. "Some people paint, some sew... I meddle," replied Dolly. And we are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker! HELLO, DOLLY! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage... Dolly Gallagher Levi!
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Music and Lyrics by Lewis Flinn.
Book by Douglas Carter Beane.

Full Length Musical, Comedy, Contemporary, Greek; Roman; Biblical

The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop "giving it up" to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. Adapted from Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic Greek comedy, LYSISTRATA JONES takes student activism to a whole new level and celebrates the journey of discovering and embracing who you truly are.

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter.
Book by Bella Spewack and Samuel Spewack.

Full Length Musical, Adaptations (Shakespeare), Comedy, Contemporary

Combine Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" with Porter's music and lyrics to get KISS ME, KATE -- an instant success with every cast and audience. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member's on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. KISS ME, KATE is fun, melodious and sophisticated.

Music and Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin.
Book by Joe DiPietro.

Full Length Musical, Comedy, 1920s

Set in the 1920s, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Thinking Jimmy will be out of town, Billie and her gang hides cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts post as servants, causing hijinks galore.


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