Based in the 1920's, although in fact this day was a Friday. Millie Dillmount's secret ambition is to find work as a stenographer to a wealthy businessman and then marry him – a "thoroughly modern" goal. Millie befriends Miss Dorothy Brown as the latter checks into the Priscilla Hotel. When house mother Mrs. Meers learns Miss Dorothy is an orphan, she remarks, "Sad to be all alone in the world." Unbeknownst to Millie, the woman is selling her tenants into white slavery, and those without family or close friends are her primary targets.
“Threepenny Opera” is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped up in Weill’s jazzy score and the tale of Macheath (Mack the Knife), a debonair crime lord on the verge of turning his illegal empire into a legitimate business. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum, her father, Jonathan Peachum, is greatly angered. Jonathan Peachum controls the beggars of London, and he strives to get Macheath hanged. However the chief of police, Tiger Brown, is an old friend of Macheath. Nevertheless, Peachum exerts considerable political influence, and eventually Macheath is arrested and imprisoned, escapes, then imprisoned once more. At ...
After leaving the Army after War World 2, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, is the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.
During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger the Pimpernel's plans to save the little Dauphin.
The extraordinary true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, sisters joined for life as they journey from the streets to stardom. Reimagined by a musical theatre dream team, the girls' quest for love and normalcy is set against the spectacle of fame and the scrutiny of the spotlight.
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