Raisin is the musical based on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It opened on Broadway to critical acclaim in 1973 and won the Tony for Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Broadway Album. There have been American and international productions (St. Gallen, Switz. 1979).
In 2003 Raisin was produced at the International Theater in Long Beach CA. It won Best Musical from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle.
- Man Say (dramatic song)
- Walter argues with his wife, Ruth, about his dreams.
- Runnin' To Meet The Man (production number)
- Chicago's South Side goes to work.
- A Whole Lotta Sunlight (theater blues)
- Mama sings her dream of getting her family out of the tenements and into a house of their own.
- Sweet Time (love song - duet)
- After a bitter quarrel, husband and wife Walter and Ruth reconcile poignantly.
- He Come Down (gospel)
- Sunday church service, from stately to raucus.
- It's A Deal (dramatic song)
- Walter's excited response to Mama giving him control of the insurance money - and his big chance.
- Sidewalk Tree (charm song)
- Little Travis, the young hope of the family, sings goodbye to his neighborhood.
- Measure the Valleys (dramatic ballad)
- Mama's passionate defense of her son Walter Lee, sung to his critical sister.
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