In the Spotlight

Sing the praises of this year's musical lineup.

Bipolar mothers and green ogres may not be your idea of a night at the theater, but PlayhouseSquare's 2011 KeyBank Broadway Series will present Next to Normal and Shrek: The Musical alongside fan favorite Jersey Boys and proven classics Les Miserables, South Pacific and West Side Story. Here's a quick look at this year's lineup.

The Show On Broadway Since The Setting No. of Deaths Musical Numbers Song That'll Get Stuck In Your Head
South Pacific
Feb. 1-13
1949 A South Pacific island during WWII 1 12 "Some Enchanted Evening"
Shrek: The Musical
March 1-13
2008 A faraway land that's not quite you average fairy-tale setting 0 18 "I'm a Believer"
Les Miserables
April 5-17
1987 Early 19th century France 4, plus a street fight in which rebels are killed 24 "I Dreamed a Dream"
West Side Story
May 3-15
1957 Mid-1950s Manhattan 3 11 "Tonight"
Next to Normal
June 7-19
2009 An anonymous suburban neighborhood 0, but (spoiler alert) one charcter is dead 34 "I'm Alive"
Jersey Boys
June 22-July 17
2005 Newark, N.J. 0 19 "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"

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