STAGE: Finian’s Rainbow @ St. James Theater

With a sparkling score of beloved standards and a whimsical story that dances between romance, satire and fairy tale, FINIAN’S RAINBOW is a musical theater treasure.

Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, FINIAN’S RAINBOW pits a charming Irish dreamer and his headstrong daughter against the host of complications that await them in their newly adopted land: a bigoted southern Senator, a credit crisis, a pesky leprechaun and, of course, a complicated love affair that gives birth to some of the most witty, charming and heartfelt songs ever written for the stage.

A blend of romantic fantasy and social commentary, the classic musical Finian’s Rainbow follows the adventures of an Irishman and his daughter who hope to strike it rich in America, using a pot of gold stolen from a leprechaun. The score by E.Y. Harburg and Burton Lane includes “How Are Things in Glocca Morra,” “Old Devil Moon,” “Look to the Rainbow” and “If This Isn’t Love,” among others. (source)

Finian’s Rainbow is in previews now @ the St. James Theater and will open 10/29.

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