The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) opened this past Wednesday night at Jean’s Playhouse accompanied by the annual Summer Gala, hosted by the Woodstock Station, Inn & Brewery and Gordi’s Fish & Steakhouse. By the end of the night, the audience was raving about the talent of the cast. The show tells one story five different ways using the styles of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Kander and Ebb.  The basic plot: June is an ingénue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue?

The cast features four very talented actors who are put to the test to adapt to each composer’s unique style.  Nicolette Violet Sweeney plays the helpless June who is unable to pay her rent, Justin W. Calhoun plays Will, the handsome leading man, Lee Hollis Bussie is the evil landlord Jitter, and Breanne Dietrich plays Abbey, the friend next door who always seems to give great advice. Together these four professional actors have created a hilarious show that pays homage and humor to the greats of contemporary musical theatre.

The show runs in rep with The Complete History of America (Abridged) through July 28th. Remaining show dates include 7/9, 7/10, 7/13, 7/17, 7/21, 7/23, 7/26 and 7/27 with evening performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. If you are a fan of musicals and enjoy watching talented performers sing, act, and dance then don’t miss this show! To purchase tickets ($30 for adults, $25 for seniors and students), log onto or call the box office at 603-745-2141. Jean’s Playhouse is located at 10 Papermill Drive in Lincoln, 03251.