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Show Boat - Audience Reactions (1)
Seeded by houstongrandopera on 4 Feb 2013
Author: hgopera
The story follows the theatrical family of the Cotton Blossom as it sails the Mississippi providing musical entertainment along the way. A sophisticated story that dealt honestly with conflict and prejudice, its soaring melodies and lush orchestrations separated Show Boat from the lightweight entertainments that were standard on Broadway in the '20s, and make it an enduring work of American musical art today.
Presenter: Houston Grand Opera