Zorba!: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Zorba! tells the story of Zorba, a larger-than-life, free-spirited Greek man with a zest for being alive. As Zorba navigates his personal journey and relationships, particularly with a young man named Nikos and a French woman named Madame Hortense, Zorba serves as an inspiration, urging others to live fully and embrace the pleasures and challenges of life. Zorba! is a celebration of the human spirit, Greek culture, and the power of friendship.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1968)

Cast Size: 35+

Genre: Romantic Dramedy

Setting: 1920s / Greece


Creative Team

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Joseph Stein


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1968)➝

Broadway Cast (1983)➝


Resources

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Sheet Music Plus➝


Tags

1960s, Based on a Book, Large Cast, One-Word, Rom-Dramedy


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