Strike Up the Band: Musical Info & Synopsis


Strike Up the Band centers around a cheese factory that’s threatened by a trade dispute with Switzerland. The plot follows the ambitious and patriotic owner, Horace J. Fletcher, who proposes the idea of starting a war with Switzerland to boost the American cheese industry. Strike Up the Band offers a mix of political intrigue, classic romance, and comedic misunderstandings.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1927)

Cast Size: 14+

Genre: Satire

Setting: 1920s / USA

Creative Team

Music: George Gershwin

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin

Book: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (2011)➝


Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1920s, Feel-GoodSatireTap Dance, War

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