The War Years and Beyond (1940 - 1950)

1959 - 1960

Finian's Rainbow

1959 - 1960

Guys and Dolls

1958 - 1959

Fanny

Damn Yankees is about a fanatic, middle-aged, Washington Senators' fan who keeps glued to his T.V. set during the baseball season. The distraught real estate agent rants against the Yankees who are clobbering the league's clubs, including his beloved Senators. In an impulsive oath, he says he would sell his soul if he could just stop those Yankees. A happily cynical Devil appears and the fan is transformed into something the Senators need: a young, phenomenal, long-ball hitter.


Joe Boyd becomes Joe Hardy, the sensation of the leagues, leading his team as they rise in the league standings. This newcomer with his success is the target for speculation by the press. As a safety precaution to keep Joe in line and to cure his unexpected loneliness for his wife, the Devil introduces Joe to Lola, his prize powerful weapon. However, when the Devil is ready for Joe to live up to his end of the bargain, Joe outwits him in the final moments of the big game.

1958 - 1959

Damn Yankees

1957 - 1958

Carousel

The workers at Mr. Hasler's Sleep-Tite pajama factory are pushing for a 7 1/2-cent raise. The new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, is trying to get the plant into peak production. In the process he falls in love with Babe Williams, a member of the union's grievance committee. Vernon Hines, the plant's jealous time-study man, is similarly inclined towards Gladys, Mr. Hasler's secretary. The romance between Babe and Sid has built concurrently with union ferment over wage demands. Events surrounding the company picnic give evidence wedding bells are in the air. But the union has decided on a slowdown. When Sid manages to get things speeded up, Babe short circuits the machines in her department. It's a blatant act that forces Sid to fire her. In an attempt to reconcile their differences and head off a strike, Sid takes Gladys out and gets her drunk in order to get the key to Mr. Hasler's private files. Meanwhile a strike vote is affirmed at a union meeting. Babe sees Sid out with Gladys and is even more inflamed. Sid's research pays off. He calls the union delegation to his office and asks them to hold off the union rally until they hear from him. Babe sees that he is trying to get to the bottom of things and agrees to cancel a previous date in order to meet Sid after the rally. Sid has found that Hasler had added the 7 1/2-cent raise to costs six months before. When he confronts Hasler, he agrees to a settlement. Everyone is reunited and Hasler throws an employeerelations party where the latest styles of pajamas are modeled.

1957 - 1958

The Pajama Game

1956 - 1957

Brigadoon

South Pacific is a World War II story of a Navy nurse who falls in love with a French planter many years her senior. It is also the story of a young Marine Lieutenant’s poignant attachment to a Tonkinese girl which is ruined by his inability to lose his Princeton background prejudices. Both romances are flavoured with the accents of two worlds meeting, of alien individuals thrown together in a remote part of the world against the background of war’s boredom and violence.

1956 - 1957

South Pacific

Indian Territory (soon to be Oklahoma)  early 1900s


The story of Oklahoma! concerns the romance of a young cowman, Curly McLain, who is in love with Laurey Williams, who lives on a Territory farm with her Aunt Eller. The two women operate the farm with the aid of a hired hand, Judy Fry, whose warped passion for Laurey is a cloud in her otherwise sunny existence. Also of some concern to Laurey are the machinations of Gertie Cummings, her chief rival for Curly’s affections.


Laurey’s friend, Ado Annie Carnes, is promised to another young cowman, Will Parker, but has great difficulty in making up her mind, even with the help of her strong-minded father. The current visit of Ali Hakim, a traveling salesman, has made Ado Annie even more uncertain.

1955 - 1956

Oklahoma!

1955 - 1956

Kiss Me, Kate

1954 - 1955

Florodora

1954 - 1955

Rose Marie

1953 - 1954

The Red Mill

1953 - 1954

Gypsy Love

1952 - 1953

The Count of Luxembourg

1952 - 1953

Merrie England

1951 - 1952

The Vagabond King

1951 - 1952

The Chocolate Soldier

1950 - 1951

The Merry Widow

1950 - 1951

Quaker Girl 

1949 - 1950

Iolanthe

1949 - 1950

The Firefly

1948 - 1949

The Pirates of Penzance

1948 - 1949

Florodora

1947 - 1948

The Gondoliers

1947 - 1948

Sweethearts

1946 - 1947

The Yeomen of the Guard

1946 - 1947

Naughty Marietta

1945 - 1946

The Red Mill

1945 - 1946

The Mikado

1944 - 1945

Miss Hook of Holland

1944 - 1945

The Quaker Girl

1943 - 1944

The Yeomen of the Guard

1943 - 1944

Tom Jones

1942 - 1943

H.M.S. Pinafore 

1941 - 1942

Merrie England

1940 - 1941

Glee Club Concert

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