Let 'Em Eat Cake


Let 'Em Eat Cake


Book by  George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
Music by  George Gershwin
Lyrics by  Ira Gershwin


2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (1933)

In the sequel to OF THEE I SING, the administration is back with a vengeance in the Gershwin's spoof of political ideology.

Just when you thought it was safe to vote again,  George and Ira, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind serve up another helping of blistering political satire in this sequel to the unforgettable Of Thee I Sing.

As the Depression rages on, President John P. Wintergreen loses his re-election campaign and is reduced to running a modest clothing store with his wife Mary in New York City. When the store goes bankrupt, he hits upon a way to capitalize on the discontent of the American people by promising them a revolution with each shirt sold. His business thrives and, with the help of a revolutionary named Kruger, he retakes the White House by force!

Aiming its barbs at everything from totalitarianism to fashion shows, Let 'Em Eat Cake is a dark, cynical yet hilarious American operetta featuring one of the Gershwins’ most ambitious, forward-looking scores, making it a natural choice for concert presentation. Perfect for politically-minded audiences, it’s enjoyable as a sequel or on its own.

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After the album Tapestry hit the number one spot on the record charts, it remained on the charts for six years, becoming at that time, the biggest-selling album in the history of the record business. It has sold more than 19 million copies to date.

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