GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER

Original titleGOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
CategoryMusical
AgegroupAdults
Cast14 total (4 F and 10 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
ComposerAlan Menken
LyricistDennis Green
Eliot Rosewater is a well-intentioned idealist and philanthropic nut – and as president of a multi-million family foundation dispenses money to arcane and artsy-crafty projects. He's also a World War II veteran with a guilt complex, haunted by all this wealth – and also slightly crazy. His outlandish behavior enrages his senator dad, alienates his society-conscious wife – and the money attracts a young, shyster lawyer who tries to divert it to an obscure branch of the family. It portrays Vonnegut’s vision of money, avarice and human behavior – as it aims a satirical fusillade at plastic America, fast food, trademarks, slogans, media blitzes and the follies of materialism.