The Human Comedy: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

The Human Comedy follows Homer Macauley, a young telegram messenger, and his family as they navigate the challenges of wartime life. Homer grapples with the realities of war, while his mother, sister, and younger brother face their own struggles and triumphs. Through a series of vignettes, The Human Comedy explores themes of love, loss, and the bonds that unite us.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1940s / USA (California)


Creative Team

Music: Galt MacDermot

Libretto: William Dumaresq


Cast Albums

Original Cast (1997)➝


Resources

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Tags

1980sBased on a Book, Child Role, FamilyFolk, Gospel, Pop/RockSung-Through, War


Similar Musicals

If you’re looking to discover new shows, here are some musicals like The Human Comedy.

Hair


Return to the complete A-Z musicals list »