The concert features Teri Dale Hansen as Magnolia and Joy Jacobs as Julie, both of whom performed in the Tony Award-winning 1994 revival. The cast also includes Robert Sims as Joe and Nat Chandler as Ravenal. Morihiko Nakahara conducts.
Show Boat, which features music by Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, is based on Edna Ferber's novel of the same name. The musical follows the performers, stagehands and dockworkers on the Mississippi River show boat the Cotton Blossom, 1887-1927, and features the songs "Ol' Man River," "Make Believe" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man."