Spring Opera Scenes: Songs For a New World
February 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Potter Hall - 3701 7th Ave. Rock Island, IL 61201.
by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Michelle Crouch
The work of musical theatre by Jason Robert Brown first was produced off-Broadway in 1995. It includes songs he had written for other venues and events, resulting in "neither musical play nor revue, it is closer to a theatrical song cycle, a very theatrical song cycle" (The Guide to Musical Theatre). About the series of stories in the work Brown has said, "It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back."
Tickets are $5 for general public; free for Augustana students, faculty and staff.