This grand pageant of pre-World War I America chronicles the growing pains of a nation.
Tintypes is a tune-filled panorama; a musical melting pot; the Great American Songbook come to life. It offers snapshots – tintypes, if you will – of America in its last Age of Innocence. This Tony-nominated, nostalgic musical revue takes us back to turn-of-the-century America and is a brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917.
The story of these changing times blazes to life in a tuneful, high-spirited brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917, performed by five archetypes of the period: Anna Held, the beautiful music hall star; Emma Goldman, the notorious socialist; a black, female domestic worker; a Chaplin-esque Russian immigrant; and the outrageous Teddy Roosevelt, the youngest man ever to be elected President of the United States.
Despite its small cast, orchestra and unit set, Tintypes is an epic work about the end of an era. Filled with memorable songs of the era and both hilarious and moving storytelling, this is a perfect choice for theatres that are looking to educate, as well as entertain.