Charlotte Sweet: Musical Info & Synopsis


Charlotte Sweet tells the story of Charlotte, a talented singer with a world-class soprano voice. Due to the family debt, Charlotte is forced to leave her sweetheart, Ludlow Ladd, before joining Barnaby Bugaboo’s Circus of Voices. As Charlotte becomes the star attraction of the circus, she’s exploited by Barnaby until she suffers a vocal breakdown. Charlotte Sweet blends melodrama with operetta, showcasing the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1982)

Cast Size: 8

Genre: Melodrama

Setting: 1800s / England

Creative Team

Music: Gerald Jay Markoe

Lyrics: Michael Colby

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (1983)➝


Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


1980s, Christmas, Obscure, Sung-Through

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