Lost in the Stars: Musical Info & Synopsis


Lost in the Stars revolves around Stephen Kumalo, a Black Anglican priest, who embarks on a journey to find his missing son Absalom. After their unexpected reunion in a jail cell, Stephen’s internal struggle and the consequences of his son’s choices create a narrative that explores the complexities of forgiveness and reconciliation. Lost in the Stars touches on themes of justice, resilience, and personal redemption.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1949)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1940s / Africa (South Africa)

Creative Team

Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics/Book: Maxwell Anderson

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1949)➝

Studio Cast (1993)➝


Licensing: Kurt Weill Foundation➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1940s, Based on a Book, Classical, Dramatic, Golden Age, Operatic

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