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Applause Concert Series

One-night only concert versions of musicals we think are worth a second look featuring large orchestras and top talent.


Anyone Can Whistle

Friday, October 12, 2018

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The story of a corrupt mayor (originally played by Angela Lansbury) who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town. A legendary cult show, this wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical points ahead to Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking work in the 1970s, even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in musical theatre's "golden age."


Finian’s Rainbow

Friday, March 15, 2019

Book by E. Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg

A blend of romantic fantasy and social commentary, Finian's Rainbow follows the adventures of an Irishman and his daughter, who hope to strike it rich in America. This American treasure of a score features classics like  “Ol’ Devil Moon” and “How are Things in Glocca Morra?”



Children of Eden

Friday, August 2, 2019

Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

From the celebrated composer of Wicked, Pippin,and Godspell comes this family-friendly biblical reboot with a marvellous score. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children.