Prettybelle: Musical Info & Synopsis


Prettybelle follows the story of Prettybelle Sweet, a Southern woman who, after her husband’s death, discovers he was a corrupt sheriff. Struggling with guilt and seeking redemption, she decides to help the marginalized communities he oppressed. This controversial musical delves into themes of justice and transformation, featuring a blend of different music styles.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Dark Comedy

Setting: 1960s / USA (Louisiana)

Creative Team

Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics/Book: Bob Merrill

Cast Albums

Original Cast (1971)➝


1970s, Blues, Comedic, Jazz, Obscure, Pop

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