Houghton College’s Lyric Theatre is pleased to present Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World on November 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.
Influenced by a broad range of musical genres – including gospel, jazz, and pop – Songs for a New World introduces new characters with each song. From ballads contemplating the power of love, to a pair of men swapping stories of woe and ill luck, to responses to imprisonment, war, and overcoming hardship, Songs invites listeners into an emotional experience that reflects the ebb and flow of life.
The 20-person cast is led by Amanda Cox, director of Lyric Theatre and assistant professor of voice.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for children, high school students, and Houghton students. Learn more and purchase online at http://www.houghton.edu/music/lyric-theater-registration/.
The Greatbatch School of Music’s Lyric Theatre program continually strives to build its reputation towards musical excellence, equipping students with the tools to excel in musical theatre and opera. Past performances include Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Robert’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and The Old Maid and the Thief; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera; Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicci; W.A. Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne; Gaetano Donizetti’s Elixir of Love (L’ elisir d’amore); and Stephen Schwartz and John Caird’s Children of Eden.