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Show Boat (Vocal Selections)

Show Boat (Vocal Selections)

Oscar Hammerstein II, David Morrow

ISBN: 9780793545537

Music by Jerome Kern 
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

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Vocal Selections

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(Vocal Selections). The original cast listing, full-color photos from the Broadway production, and nine stellar songs from this musical classic: Bill * Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man * I Have the Room Above * Life upon the Wicked Stage * Make Believe * Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun' * Ol' Man River * Why Do I Love You? * You Are Love.
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"Musicals don't come a lot better than SHOW BOAT, and indeed they wouldn't come at all had it not been for this one." — International Herald Tribune

"Excellent ...perilously close to being the best New York has seen...an exceptionally tuneful score...every ingredient that the perfect musical should have." — The New York Times

"SHOW BOAT has become part of the American experience, part of our folklore, with Ol' Man River' occupying a permanent place in our collective unconcious." — The New Yorker

"SHOW BOAT dates from 1927 but...it's for the ages." — Chicago Tribune

"A jewel of the American theater...Featuring so many perfect scenes and songs that it is impossible to mention them all. SHOW BOAT is the granddaddy of every great musical ever written!" — Los Angeles Times

"A masterpiece!...SHOW BOAT is a great and richly entertaining musical." — Houston Chronicle

In 1927, SHOW BOAT came to Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theater, staged by Oscar Hammerstein II. The show ran for 572 performances.

PRINCIPALS 5 Women 5 Men

FEATURED 3 Women 4 Men 1 Girl

ENSEMBLE Large singing-dancing ensemble with numerous small roles and children

CHARACTERS Windy Steve Pete Queenie Parthy Ann Hawkes Capt. Andy Ellie Frank Rubberface Julie Gaylord Ravenal Vallon Magnolia Joe Backwoodsman Barkers Congress of Beauties Landlady Jim Jake Charlie Mother Superior Kim (child) Old Lady on Levee

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