Barnum: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Barnum brings to life P.T. Barnum, the famous American showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The musical tells the story of Barnum’s rise to fame, his various entrepreneurial ventures, and his personal life, including his relationship with his wife, Charity. As Barnum strives to create spectacular shows, the musical explores themes of showmanship, the pursuit of the American Dream, and the challenges that come with success.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1980)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Biography

Setting: 1800s / USA


Creative Team

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics: Michael Stewart

Book: Mark Bramble


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1980)➝

Original London Cast (1981)➝


Links

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1980s, Biography, One-Word, True Story


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