Flora, The Red Menace

Full-Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  4f, 5m

Book by David Thompson
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

"A highly entertaining evening." - Newsday

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 5m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Musical cultists will remember this show as the first Broadway collaboration of Kander and Ebb as well as the Tony Award-winning debut of Liza Minnelli as Flora Mezaros. With a new, updated book that presents a romance of charming simplicity set amidst the American communist agitation during the Depression of the 1930's. Is Flora a "red menace" or just that good old Broadway stand by: a Girl in Love? Songs include "A Quiet Thing", "All I Need is One Good Break", "The Flame", "Dear Love" and "Sing Happy". From the writers of Cabaret, Zorba and Chicago.
Cast Attributes
  • Time Period 1930s
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions


"A highly entertaining evening." - Newsday

"Covers familiar territory with a refreshing lightness of touch." - New York Magazine

"The score is consistently winning and often quite funny." - WQXR Radio


  • Flora, the Red Menace


Song Samples

All I Need is One Good Break
Not Everyday of the Week
Sign Here
The Flame
Palomino Pal
A Quiet Thing
Hello Waves
Dear Love
Express Yourself
Knock Knock
Sing Happy
You Are You
  • Orchestra SizePiano Only


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Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1933–2004) was an award-winning lyricist, librettist and director who frequently and successfully collaborated with composer John Kander. Ebb's work for the theatre included Flora, The Red Menace; Cabaret; The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woma ...

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John Kander

John Kander is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. With frequent collaborator Fred Ebb, he composed the score to dozens of Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Zorba, Chi ...

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David Thompson

David Thompson's theatre credits include And the World Goes 'Round (Drama Desk and Outer Circle Critics Award), The Look of Love, Thou Shalt Not, Flora the Red Menace (Drama Desk Award nomination), Steel Pier (Tony Award nomination) and the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago, f ...

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George Abbott

A Broadway actor, director, playwright and producer, George Abbott (1887-1995) wrote and starred in his first comedy, Perfectly Harmless, while attending Harvard. In the 20's/30's, his plays were mostly comedies, including Twentieth Century, Three Men on a Horse and Room Serv ...

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