Finian's Rainbow shocked audiences when it opened in 1947 with its attacks on racism, class prejudice and injustice. It was the first fully integrated black and white cast performing on stage. The profound political and social economic messages that shocked the country over 60 years ago continue just as relevant today. Finian's Rainbow is a beloved Golden Age American musical icon that is filed with charm and a wonderful score.
Don't let the silly title mislead you! Flahooley is a provocative and hard hitting, politically charged musical that attacks capitalism, consumerism and corporate greed. Flahooley was ahead of its time and still packs a punch today. HRT's production is a rare opportunity to experience a revival of this extraordinary musical gem; a progressive and whimsical musical with all you can ask for: wire tapping, labor strike, political intrigue, love, dolls and a magical lamp.