1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
Looks can be deceiving and wealth is not worth nearly as much as love in this Irish tale. (60 Minute Version for Young Performers)
Adapted from the classic Broadway musical, Finian's Rainbow JR. will bring audiences the luck of the Irish,
with a classic score by Burton Lane and Yip Harburg (Oscar-winning
lyricist of the classic song “Over the Rainbow” from the film The Wizard
of Oz) that features heartfelt, memorable songs like “How Are Things in
Glocca Mora?,” “Old Devil Moon,” and “Look to the
Finian McLonergan, who has emigrated from
Ireland to the town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of
Missitucky with his daughter Sharon, is intent on burying a stolen pot
of gold in the shadows of Fort Knox. He believes the gold will grow and
multiply. Hot on their heels is Og, a leprechaun intent on recovering
his treasure before its loss turns him permanently human. Complicating
matters is a corrupt senator who openly dislikes anyone different than
himself, but in the end Sharon marries handsome young Woody Mahoney and
Woody's mute sister Susan acquires the power of speech and falls in love
with Og, who decides that being human isn’t so bad after all.
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Lynn Ahrens, (lyricist for Once On This Island, Ragtime, Seussical, and others) not only wrote music and lyrics for several of the original Schoolhouse Rock songs but sang them too, including “The Preamble."