ShowBoatShow Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel of the same name,

Act I – • Cotton Blossom • Cap’n Andy’s ballyhoo • Where’s the mate for me • Make believe • Ol’ Man River • Can’t help lovin’ dat man • Life on the wicked stage • Till good luck comes my way • Mis’ry’s comin’ aroun’ I would like to play a lover’s part I might fall back on you • Queenie’s ballyhoo • Villain dance • You are love

Act II – • At the fair • Why do I love you? • In Dahomey • Convent scene • Bill • Can’t help lovin’ dat man (reprise) • Trocadero opening chorus Apache dance • Goodbye, my lady love • After the ball • Ol’ man river (reprise) • Hey, feller • You are love (reprise) • Cotton Blossom (reprise) • It’s getting hotter in the north • Yes, ma’am • Kim’s imitations (why do I love you?) • Dance away the night • A pack of cards • Creole love song • Out there in an orchard• Gallivantin’ aroun’ I have the room above her • Ah still suits me Nobody else but me

Showboat is a musical treasure that beautifully paints a portrait of the ugliness of racism, marital discord and abandonment. And it is a story of love proclaimed in songs that have become standards in American musical literature SHOW BOAT covers one of the most dramatic eras in American history and spans four decades to tell its panoramic, romantic story of the Cotton Blossom floating theater, the Hawks family and their show boat troupe of actors.