The Unsinkable Molly Brown – Show Guidelines

The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a substantive, family-friendly tale whose title character is stubborn, big-hearted and ambitious. From the ocean waters of the sinking Titanic, to the gold mines of Denver, Colorado, to the haughty streets of Europe, Margaret “Molly” Brown never ceases to chase her dreams.

The original 1960 Broadway musical by Meredith Willson told the real-life story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s climb from a penniless childhood to great wealth, and her survival of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.

The Muny’s 2017 production is a “revisal” (revision/revival) of the musical. Though the plotline differs significantly from the original production, the musical includes seven untouched songs from the original Meredith Willson score. The rest of the score is made up of “Molly Brown” stage and film songs with additional lyrics, and trunk songs from the Willson catalog.

Tammy Grimes created the role of Molly in the 1960 Broadway production, earning a Tony Award® for her performance. Debbie Reynolds was nominated for an Academy Award® for her work as Molly in the 1964 film.

The words hell, damn and dammit are used throughout the show.


Drug/Alcohol Use
A few songs and several lines of dialogue reference alcohol (i.e. “Belly Up to the Bar, Boys”).

Mature Content & Sexual References
A few lines of dialogue contain sexual innuendo.

One scene references harsh immigration rules in a historical context.