Greenwillow: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Greenwillow tells the story of Gideon Briggs, a young man who is destined to marry Dorrie, a woman from his village. However, being cursed with “Wanderlust”, Gideon is moved to travel whenever he hears “the call”. Despite their deep connection, Gideon continues to wander off whenever they approach marriage. Meanwhile, Dorrie, weary of Gideon’s absence, contemplates a life without him and wishes him out of her heart. As their paths diverge, Gideon struggles with Dorrie’s efforts to find fulfillment without him.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: Fictional


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Frank Loesser

Book: Lesser Samuels


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1960)➝


Links

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


Tags

1960s, Based on a Book, Child Roles, Fantasy, Magic, One-Word


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