Sugar: Musical Info & Synopsis


Sugar follows the story of two musicians, Jerry and Joe, who witness a mob hit and disguise themselves as women to escape the gangsters. From there, they join an all-female band led by the glamorous Sugar Kane, hoping to lay low and avoid trouble. Sugar captures the spirit of the Jazz Age, mixing together comedic moments, romantic entanglements, and unexpected twists.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1972)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1920s / USA (Florida, Illinois)

Creative Team

Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics: Bob Merrill

Book: Peter Stone

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1972)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1970s, Bands, Based on a Movie, Comedic, One Word, Summer

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