Can-Can: Musical Info & Synopsis


Can-Can tells the story of dance hall owner La Môme Pistache, who defies the law by allowing her dancers to perform the scandalous Can-Can. As the authorities, led by Judge Aristide Forestier, attempt to shut them down, love interests emerge, including the romance between the free-spirited Pistache and the principled judge. Can-Can is a celebration of love, freedom, and the spirit of bohemian Paris.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1890s / France (Paris)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter

Book: Abe Burrows

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1953)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1950s, Comedic, Female Lead, Golden Age, Large Cast, Original

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