Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein" (now playing at the Center Theatre in Long Beach) could be what you're looking for!
I have to admit that I'm not the hopeless romantic type, but when I saw "Loving Repeating", I actually cried at the end. Who could've thought that an abstract musical, in which the lyrics are repetitions of Gertrude Stein's writings, would evoke such emotion? With the brilliant voices of the cast, and the playful choreography, the International City Theatre pulled it off.
Just like the relationship between Stein and Toklas, the show was both conservative and yet....not. The tunes were catchy and easy to listen to, while the words were simple and yet... deep. The repetition of lyrics really emphasized the theme ("Loving Repeating") and allowed the audience to be active in thinking, understanding and relating to the characters.
-Tiina Vuorenmaa, staff writer