* OlderThanRadio: In the 1880s Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operetta ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'', the hero, aged twenty-five, is caught embracing a woman who is not his fiancée and looks seventeen. She's actually his mother, a fairy, but the other characters think that's a staggeringly improbable cover story. "Her age upon the date of his birth", reasons one, "was minus eight."
* In the DistantFinale of ''Vanities: The Musical'', the women are in their late 30's or 40's, but are still "lookin' good", as the closing song in the off-Broadway version says.
* [[spoiler:Clara]] in ''TheLightInThePiazza''.
* [[spoiler: Raina Petkoff is 23, but gets mistaken for 17]] in ''Theatre/ArmsAndTheMan''.
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