The Gulf Coast Symphony and co-producer Broadway Palm Dinner Theater continues their tradition of spotlighting one great American musical each year. Show Boat will be fully staged with costumes, sets and choreography, and performed with full symphony orchestra. Show Boat follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, over 40 years from 1887 to 1927. Its themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. This show was the first time that serious black and white characters held the stage on Broadway together as equals. The musical contributed such classic songs as "Ol' Man River", "Make Believe", and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man".
Andrew M. Kurtz | Music Director & Conductor/Producer