Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II           Music by Jerome Kern

Upon its 1927 premiere, Show Boat revolutionized musical theatre by combining beautiful melodies, dancing and a lavish period production with a serious storyline and characters. The blend of Jerome Kern's music and Oscar Hammerstein II's lyrics in classic tunes such as "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "Make Believe", and "Ol' Man River" bring musical magic to the Poplar Pike Playhouse stage.

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