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“HIGH SPIRITS, EXTRAVAGANT COMEDY, political satire and irrepressible,
twinkle-eyed wit.”

Variety

 

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FINIAN’S RAINBOW played its final performance on January 17th, 2010.

With a sparkling score of beloved standards and a whimsical story that dances between romance, satire and fairy tale, FINIAN’S RAINBOW is a musical theater treasure.

Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, FINIAN’S RAINBOW pits a charming Irish dreamer and his headstrong daughter against the host of complications that await them in their newly adopted land: a bigoted southern Senator, a credit crisis, a pesky leprechaun and, of course, a complicated love affair that gives birth to some of the most witty, charming and heartfelt songs ever written for the stage.

Accessibility Services

The following are available free of charge to patrons at the theater :

D-Scriptive is a revolutionary automated audio description system for the blind. During the performance, the blind or partially sighted audience member hears a detailed description of all the visual aspects of the production, including physical drama and humor, choreography, lighting, sets and costumes. It is available at every performance and is provided free of charge.

The theatre patron wears one tiny earphone, which is connected to a multi-channel receiver that picks up signals from the master system. Through it he or she can hear commentary throughout the show. Because it is timed precisely to the action of the show, and is integrated into the production’s cueing system, the commentary keeps pace with the action onstage. Even if there are greatly varying factors in the performance—missed lines, technical pauses or sudden ad-libs—the system does not miss a beat, and will always find its exact spot in the show.
I-Caption is an innovative hand-held captioning system for theatergoers who are deaf or have significant hearing loss. It is available at every performance and is provided free of charge.

This automated system displays verbatim text of the entire show, including lyrics, announcements and show information. It is timed perfectly to the show’s cueing system, and adjusts according to any fluctuations in the performance.

The captioning device, which is approximately the size of a small PDA, has an incredibly sharp screen that is visible only to the user, so as to avoid any distraction to neighbors. Even though the text keeps pace with the show, the user can scroll backwards at any time to review previously displayed material.

ShowTrans narrative commentary is available.

¡NO SE PIERDA EL SIGNIFICADO! DISFRUTE DEL ESPACTÁCULO EN ESPAÑOL. SHOWTRANS LE OFRECE SU COMENTARIO NARRATIVO EN ESTE TEATRO.

LASSEN SIE SICH NICHTS ENTGEHEN! ERLEBEN SIE DIE VORSTELLUNG AUF DEUTSCH. SHOWTRANS BEGLEITKOMMENTAR IN DIESEM THEATER ERHÄLTLICH.

NÃO DEIXE DE ENTENDER O SIGNIFICADO! DIVIRTA-SE COM O SHOW EM PORTUGUÊS. OS COMENTÁRIOS NARRATIVOS OFERECIDOS PELA SHOWTRANS ESTÃO DISPONÍVEIS NESTE TEATRO.

families

“Fresh and joyful! Pitch-perfectly performed and the score is a dream!”

Time Out New York

 

With a sparkling score of beloved standards and a whimsical story that dances between romance, satire and fairy tale, FINIAN’S RAINBOW is a musical theater treasure!

Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, FINIAN’S RAINBOW pits a charming Irish dreamer and his headstrong daughter against the host of complications that await them in their newly adopted land: a bigoted southern Senator, a credit crisis, a pesky leprechaun and, of course, a complicated love affair that gives birth to some of the most witty, charming and heartfelt songs ever written for the stage.

Reaching KIDS…teaching important lessons

We have the power to deepen students’ understanding of themselves and our current world through the medium of theatre. With fun, laughter and an uplifting story, FINIAN’S RAINBOW breaks barriers and raises poignant, topical issues.

Some THEMES: racial harmony, justice, social equality, abuse of power, living beyond one’s means, the notion of HOPE and HOME, the importance of LISTENING to one’s heart, and the ability to find peace and happiness with the important and simple things in life.

Our show offers a perfect opportunity for classroom teachers to incorporate arts education into their curriculum with fun, yet equally meaningful material. Used as an educational tool, FINIAN’S RAINBOW will stimulate students’ imagination, creativity and critical thinking through active engagement and exploration of these challenging issues.