The Visit: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Visit revolves around Claire Zachanassian, a wealthy woman who returns to her impoverished hometown of Brachen, Switzerland. Seeing that the town is in desperate need of financial assistance, Claire offers to provide a substantial sum if the townspeople fulfill a dark request revolving a man who once wronged her. As the townspeople grapple with the moral dilemma, The Visit becomes a haunting exploration of greed, revenge, and the consequences of choices.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Drama

Setting: Switzerland

Creative Team

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Terrence McNally

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2015)➝


2000s, Dark, Dramatic

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