Greenwillow: Musical Info & 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)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


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

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