“Show Boat” at MOC Musical Theatre

“Show Boat”
Music by Jerome Kern
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on a Novel by Edna Ferber

The story, which spans almost fifty years, deals primarily with the fortunes of an impressionable young woman named Magnolia Hawks, her father who owns a show boat named the Cotton Blossom, and a troubled riverboat gambler/actor named Gaylord Ravenal. Magnolia and Gaylord fall in love while acting on the showboat and eventually marry and move to Chicago. They separate, however, after Gaylord loses all of their money gambling. The subplot involves Magnolia's mulatto friend, the tragic Julie La Verne.

Performed by MOC Musical Theatre
At MSU - Memorial Auditorium
Performances ran
Friday, October 17, 2003 thru Sunday, October 19, 2003