Florida Festival of New Musicals
A Beautiful Place
Book by Linda DeArmond Grady & Michael Grady / Music by Craig Bohmler / Lyrics by Steven Mark Kohn
Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 11:00am
Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 1:00pm
A story inspired by the life of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis who taught art to the children of the Terezin ghetto during World War II. In 1942, Friedl and her husband Pavel were a part of the thousands of Czech Jews deported to Terezin. A critically-acclaimed Bauhaus-trained artist, Friedl packed her one suitcase she was allowed with paints, paper and books on art. With patience and scarce resources, she taught the children to use their imaginations, rediscover beauty and transform the world in which they now found themsevles living.