A wonderful Gershwin musical, which has a cameo in Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995):
Music & Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin • Book by Ken Ludwig
Department of Musical Theatre
April 18 at 7:30 PM
April 19 & 20 at 8 PM
April 21 at 2 PM
The Story: Bobby Child, a well-to-do playboy of the 1930s, yearns to dance on Broadway, but his mother expects him to join the family banking business. To get him away from the stage, she sends him to the small town of Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on the local theatre. Bobby arrives in Deadrock and promptly falls in love with the theatre owner’s daughter, Polly. Determined to fulfill all of his dancing dreams, Bobby hatches a scheme to save the theatre with a grand show featuring the townsfolk. However, the cowboys can’t dance, Polly hates him, and the show has no audience. Can Bobby save the theatre, become a star, and win Polly’s heart?