Written by Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart
Directed by Rachel Bertone
Presented by Moonbox Productions
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
4/8/17 - 4/30/17
This dazzling show traces the career of P.T. Barnum, America's greatest showman, from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined James A. Bailey to form “The Greatest Show On Earth”. Over the objections of his grounded and level-headed wife Charity, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are freaks of society. Included in this mix are the oldest woman alive, the smallest man in the world, a glamorous Swedish opera singer, and Jumbo the Elephant! Although the “prince of humbug” makes sacrifices along the way, Barnum tells a story about hope and determinism and how anyone can achieve their greatest goals if they dream big and bright enough and have the courage of their convictions.
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, one intermission.
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