A musical that you do not hear about much anymore, but one that was a pretty big hit of the 1970s is Shenandoah. Set in Virginia during the Civil War, the musical was a gripping and tragic tale about a family-divided amidst one of the United States’ most harrowing periods. The musical featured a score by Gary Geld (music) and Peter Udell (lyrics) who had teamed up for the equally thought-provoking Purlie five years earlier. Shenandoah was based on the popular 1965 film of the same name. The Tony Award-winning book was by Udell, Philip Rose, and James Lee Barrett.