Finian’s Rainbow: Musical Info & Synopsis


Finian’s Rainbow is about an Irishman named Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon who arrive in the fictional town of Rainbow Valley. Finian carries with him a stolen pot of gold, hoping to bury it in the ground to make it grow. Little does he know that the leprechaun who owns the gold is following them, trying to reclaim his treasure. With themes of love, acceptance, and the power of dreams, Finian’s Rainbow reminds us of the importance of seeing the beauty in everything.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1947)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: 1940s / USA

Creative Team

Music: Burton Lane

Lyrics/Book: E.Y. Harburg

Book: Fred Saidy

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1947)➝

Broadway Cast (1960)➝

Irish Repertory Theatre Cast (2004)➝

Broadway Cast (2010)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1940s, Fantasy, Golden Age, Large Cast

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