The modern operetta Rococo is not only funny but also profoundly political. It's the story about corruption and tyranny passing from hand to hand in the mother of all revolutions, the French 1789 revolution. The royal family is totally irresponsible and ruins the country, as did the result of the revolution, Napoleon. The creators of Rococo, Jesper Morville and H.W. Gade have often worked with political and satirical plays. Rococo is perhaps their best work in the genre, combining witty dialogues, comic episodes and sharp song lyrics. The four hour long operetta has a wealth of solo and choir songs and several large dance / ballet scenes, as in the traditional operetta. It's a great challenge for any amateur theatre group with parts and songs for everybody, including large choirs.