2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (1953)
Packed with mirth, mayhem and romance, Kismet has enough adventure and delight to last at least 1001 Arabian nights!
With 3 TONY Awards (including Best Musical), a television version, and an MGM smash film, Kismet is one of the most renowned musicals to grace the Great White Way. Kismet has proven a winner with audiences time and again, thanks to its
exotic setting, appealing characters and wry sense of humor, not to
mention a lush score adapted from the soaring melodies of Alexander
A series of well-navigated, sticky circumstances have landed the quick witted Public Poet in opulence. His rolling in
gold is cut short when his maneuvering comes full circle, though, and he is forced in front of the Wazir who is set to
chop off The Poetís hand. As luck would have it, a last minute realization stays the Wazir hand and save The Poetís.
The wild ride continues as The Poetís daughter falls in love with the handsome Caliph, The Poet falls in love with one
of the Wazirís concubine, and everyone falls in love with the whirlwind of occurrences that could only happen on an
Kismet is a surefire hit! Comedy reigns supreme in its masterful libretto and delicious melodies abound in Kismetís
score thanks to the creative geniuses behind Grand Hotel and writer responsible for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Itís a must produce for theatre companies across the world!
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The initial production of Putting It Together was devised by Julia MacKenzie and performed in Oxford, England, starring Diana Rigg.