Play directory : Show Boat

Welcome to the Mandy Crew USA Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Crew USA members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Jerome Kern (music), Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics)
  • Written
  • Setting
    Mississippi River, late 19th to early 20th century
  • Overview
    Musical based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber.

    The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love.