About This Show

Starring Nathan Gunn, this spectacular new production marshals the choral and orchestral forces of our world-renowned company to present Show Boat in all its glory!

Created in 1927, this seminal masterpiece gave American musical theater and opera a new voice — one with powerful subject matter, astonishing musical variety and an unmistakably American atmosphere.

Moving from 1890s Mississippi to Chicago to "Roaring 20s" Broadway, Show Boat follows the lives of a company of theater folk — deeply involving us in their triumphs and sorrows, while illuminating the racial and social changes that were shaping the country.

Show Details

Running Time: 3hr 0min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: February 12, 2012 Final Performance: March 17, 2012

Theatermania Review

| | February 14, 2012
Nathan Gunn and Ashley Brown headline Lyric Opera of Chicago’s excellent production of the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical.

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