Shenandoah: Musical Info & Synopsis


Shenandoah follows the story of Charlie Anderson, a widowed Virginia farmer determined to keep his family out of the surrounding conflict. However, as the war encroaches on their peaceful life, Charlie finds himself reluctantly drawn into it to protect his loved ones. As Charlie and his family navigate these newfound hardships, Shenandoah explores themes of relationships, duty, and the impact of personal choice.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1860s / USA (Virginia)

Creative Team

Music: Gary Geld

Lyrics/Book: Peter Udell

Book: Philip Rose, James Lee Barrett

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1975)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1970s, Based on a Movie, Child Roles, CountryDramaticFamily, One-Word, War

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