Irma La Douce: Musical Info & Synopsis


Irma La Douce follows the tale of Irma, a young woman who works the streets of Paris to make ends meet. When Nestor, a struggling law student, falls in love with her, he disguises himself as a wealthy man in order to win her over. However, as Nestor’s deception begins to affect his well-being, the story unfolds with unexpected twists, tricky situations, and a touch of romance.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Cast Size: 14+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1950s / France (Paris)

Creative Team

Music: Marguerite Monnot

Lyrics/Book: Alexandre Breffort

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1958)➝

Original Broadway Cast (1960)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1950s, Christmas, Golden Age, OriginalRom-Com

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