Off-Broadway opening: February 27th, 2003
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman - Conceived by Paul Gilger
Directed and Choreographed by Joey McKneely - Musical Direction by James Followell - Piano and Vocal Arrangements by James Followell & Paul Gilger
Starring: Sandy Binion, Paul Harman, Russell Arden Koplin, Tom Korbee, Karen Murphy, Bobby Peaco, Martin Vidnovic
The plot: A musical revue celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. "The 40 Broadway songs featured in SHOWTUNE are juxtaposed into thematic scenes and song cycles, placing a strong emphasis on Jerry Herman's lyrics and his optimistic messages. The song juxtapositions also create sub-texts which give dramatic thru-lines to the show, making SHOWTUNE unique among musical revues.