Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part VI: The Pacific

As the summer draws to a close, so does our national tour Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals. Today, we close out this series with a look at nine shows that take place in the Pacific states. Down the West Coast and over to Hawaii, these show encompass the spectrum from big hit to disappointing flop, from critical darling to critical snub, from the early 20th century to modern day.

So far, Alaska has yet to have a show to call its own. Any writers out there looking for a setting?

Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals
Part VI: The Pacific


City of Angels

Flower Drum Song

Legally Blonde

The Most Happy Fella

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Sunset Boulevard

72. City of Angels - Setting: Los Angeles, late 1940s (1989, Virginia Theatre, 879 performances )
73. Flower Drum Song - Setting: San Francisco's Chinatown, 1950s (1958, St. James Theatre, 600 performances)
74. Legally Blonde - Setting: Delta Nu House, Southern California (2007, Palace Theatre, 595 performances)
75. The Most Happy Fella - Setting: San Francisco, Napa, California, 1927 (1956, Imperial Theatre, 676 performances)
76. Pretty Woman: The Musical - Setting: Hollywood, 1980s (2018, Nederlander Theatre, 420 performances)
77. Sunset Boulevard - Setting: Los Angeles, 1949-1950 (1994, Minskoff Theatre, 976 performances)


Honeymoon in Vegas
78. Honeymoon in Vegas - Setting: Hawaii (2015, Nederlander Theatre, 93 performances)


Different Times

79. Different Times - Setting: Portland, Oregon, 1905-1970 (1972, ANTA Theatre, 24 performances)


West End Theatre c. 1903
80. Me Him and I - Setting: Seattle (1904, West End Theatre, 24 performances)

Catch up on the first 71 musicals:

Part I: Northeast: HERE
Part II: Southeast: HERE
Part III: Midwest: HERE
Part IV: Southwest: HERE
Part V: The Rockies: HERE


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