By the Beautiful Sea: Musical Info & Synopsis


By the Beautiful Sea follows the story of Lottie Gibson, a famous performer, who returns to her family’s boarding house in Coney Island for the summer. When a charming actor named Dennis Emery comes to town with plans to perform Shakespeare, Lottie tries to help him out financially. But Dennis has his own secrets, and chaos ensues as everyone tries to protect their reputations. By the Beautiful Sea touches on themes of love, family, fame, and the performing arts.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1954)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1900s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Arthur Schwartz

Lyrics/Book: Dorothy Fields

Book: Herbert Fields

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1954)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


1950s, Golden Age, Obscure, Original, Rom-Com, Summer

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