Full Length Musical
Period, Romantic Comedy
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1900-1910
Settings Of Play - 1904. Vienna.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
Nominee! 4 Tony Awards, 1962
The last great musical by the team that wrote That's Entertainment and Dancing In The Dark! Anatol, the most famous ladies' man in turn of the century Vienna, decides that he's finished with love - he wants to get married. All his amours - from a magician's assistant to a society wife to the third swan from the left in the royal ballet - face this prospect with varying reactions, adding up to an evening of hilarity. When Anatol discovers, however, that his timid "frau" is a great deal more lively than he had expected, it is she who has the last laugh!
"A great, big, gorgeous confection filled with good, solid entertainment. The lyrics are deft...and the music is a full bodied score." - New York Daily News
"A sumptuous slice of strudel...stuffed with a tart story and tangy score." - Ronald Evans
The High Life was first presented on Broadway (with its original title The Gay Life) by Kermit Bloomgarden at the Shubert Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1961. It was directed by Gerald Freedman.