Vocal Score The full vocal score to this musical favorite, including the songs After the Ball Bill Can t Help Lovin Dat Man Dahomey Life upon the Wicked Stage Make Believe Ol Man River Queenie s Bally Hoo and Dance Why Do I Love You You Are Love This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Relationships in Show BoatIn the musical Show Boat, written by Oscar Hammerstein II, with music composed by Jerome Kern, the themes of interracial love are conservative, within the context of the play There are many relationships in the play, there is the relationship between Joe and Queenie a black couple , Ellie and Frank a white couple , Andy and Parthy also a white couple , and Magnolia and Ravenal again, a white couple At the end of the play, all of these relationships, end up with t Relationships in Show BoatIn the musical Show Boat, written by Oscar Hammerstein II, with music composed by Jerome Kern, the themes of interracial love are conservative, within the context of the play There are many relationships in the play, there is the relationship between Joe and Queenie a black couple , Ellie and Frank a white couple , Andy and Parthy also a white couple , and Magnolia and Ravenal again, a white couple At the end of the play, all of these relationships, end up with the couples together, and happy There is only one interacial couple in Show Boat and their relationship does not end up happily Julie and Steve seem to be the perfect couple, with Steve defending his wife s honor by beating up Pete when he touches her STEVE I told you to keep away from my wife I reckon I won t do anytalkin about it Holding PETE s arm, he strikes him 1.1 However, once it is known that Julie is part African American, Julie and Steve are cut off from the Cotton Blossom, and their friends What I find interesting is that Steve and Julie leave the show boat willingly, as if knowing their place in life as an interacial couple is to be forced from one place to the next The last time Julie is seen in Show Boat, she is described as a hollow cheeked woman looking older than she really is with all the ear marks of one who is down and out 2.3 There is no mention of Steve in this scene and since he is not performing with Julie I assume he left her Julie sits pathetically in this scene yelling at her manager and smoking a cigarette, yet she can still sing beautifully In walks Magnolia, desperate for a job In another act of interacial love, love between Magnolia and Julie, Julie sacrifices her job in order to give Magnolia a chance While there is interacial love in Show Boat, the main theme seems to be that those in interacial relationships will lose jobs, friends, their partner, and will be forced to sacrifice everything for those they love This paints a very dismal view of interacial relationships, one I do not believe is progressive for the time On a different note, the relationships seen throughout Show Boat, seem to say that relationships arethan just loving someone, for Steve loved Julie, yet he left her Relationships are about sticking with each other, like how Andy sticks with Parthy, even though they fight often, and how Queenie sticks with Joe, even though she thinks QUEENIE He s never round here when dere s workin to do 1.2 I really think the theme of relationships is iterated in Can t Help Lovin Dat Man , where JOE, JULIE and QUEENIE Fish got to swim, birds go to fly, I got to love one man til I die Can t help lovin dat man of mine 1.2 Read for tutorial, the Great White Way I did not enjoy this at all lmao I was uncomfy the whole time and the music is really not that innovative I understand it was great in it s time but it s really dated itself. Read for a class