Showboat by Kern & Hammerstein
Location: Music Theatre Wichita, Kansas
This is an in-house video from Music Theatre Wichita, with the audio directly from the soundboard, shot in August 2001.
2 hours, 33 minutes
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking musical version of Edna Ferber’s novel examines the lives of Cap’n Andy and his troupe of traveling show boat performers, including his naïve daughter Magnolia, her gambling husband Gaylord Ravenal, the tragic mixed-race actress Julie, and black stevedore Joe, who marvels at the constancy of the “Ol’ Man River” they travel on. Cast includes: Kelli O’Hara, Gary Mauer, Terry Burrell, Darcy Pulliham, Frank Anderson, and Tari Kelly.