Summer of ’42: Musical Info & Synopsis


Summer of ’42 revolves around Hermie, a teenage boy who becomes infatuated with Dorothy, a woman whose husband is away at war. As Hermie and his best friends grapple with the complexities of adolescence and the challenges of wartime, Summer of ’42 explores themes of love, loss, and the bittersweet nature of growing up.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Size: 10

Genre: Romantic Drama

Setting: 1940s / USA

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: David Kirshenbaum

Book: Hunter Foster

Cast Albums

Original Cast (2007)➝


Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


2000s, Based on a Book, Based on a Movie, Rom-Dram, Summer, Tragedy, War

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