The Baker’s Wife: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Baker’s Wife unfolds in a charming French village, where the community depends on the baker and his wife for their daily bread. When the baker’s wife leaves him for a handsome young man, it causes a disruption in the lives of the townspeople, leading to a shortage of bread and leaving the village without a baker. As the characters grapple with the complexities of relationships and the impact of betrayal, The Baker’s Wife weaves a tale of forgiveness, redemption, and the healing power of love.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

Cast Size: 16+ 

Genre: Romantic Drama

Setting: 1930s / France

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Book: Joseph Stein

Cast Albums

Original Cast (1976)➝

Original London Cast (1990)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1970s, FoodRom-Dram

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