The Human Comedy: Musical Info & 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)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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

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