Bass Concert Hall | Austin, Texas
April is looking great for theater enthusiasts in Austin! On Wednesday 24th April 2024, the award-winning The Girl From the North Country will be performed live at the Bass Concert Hall for a night of magnificence! Set in a lodge during the early nineties in Duluth, Minnesota, we meet the band of wanderers whose lives have converged in this inspiring story of life, music and hope. Showcasing Kennedy Center Honoree Bob Dylan’s selection of popular music tracks, the production is bound to surprise the world this spring! Give it your all in song as you jam on to “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” and the iconic “Forever Young”! You don't wanna overlook this seven-time Tony nominated musical that achieved the award for Best Orchestrations as well as the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Strap on your boots and head on down to the famed stage at Austin for the best experience at the center of Texas!
Search for the elusive glow at the edge of the night with the Girl from the North Country on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at the Bass Concert Hall! In this on-stage historical fiction, viewers will go through 2 ½ hours of compelling Eugene O’Neill-esque narratives backed with the music of the 20th century's most revered songwriter.
Set during the 1934 winter of Duluth, Minnesota, our tale centers around a derelict boarding house managed by the Laine family. It follows the intersecting lives of its many inhabitants, from the dementia-stricken Elizabeth Laine to the luckless boxer Joe Scott. Sins will surface, and inner demons will make themselves known. Amidst the unrelenting shadow of a ravaged country, can the light of hope pierce through?
The production is written and directed by Tony Award-nominated playwright Conor McPherson. It exhibits an evocative score from Nobel Prize-winning legend Bob Dylan with twenty hand-selected songs, including classics such as “Forever Young” and "Sign on the Window."
COMPLETE LIST OF CREATIVES
Conor McPherson - Book & Direction
Bob Dylan - Music & Lyrics
Rae Smith - Scenic & Costume Design
Simon Hale - Orchestrations, Arrangements, And Music Supervision
Mark Henderson - Lighting Design
Simon Baker - Sound Design
Lucy Hind - Movement Direction
Campbell Young & Associates - Wig & Hair Design
Arc, Inc. - Casting
Dean Sharenow - Music Coordinator
Wiley Deweese - Music Director
Jeff Brancato - Production Supervisor
Justin Myhre - Production Stage Manager
Rachel Heine - Rachel Heine
Katie Girardot - Assistant Stage Manager
Foresight Theatrical - General Manager
Hudson Theatrical Associates - Hudson Theatrical Associates
Barbara Rubin - Associate Director
Tristan Baker, Charlie Parsons, Runaway Entertainment, and Steven Lappin will also produce.
“Yet while this singular production evokes the Great Depression with uncompromising bleakness, it is ultimately the opposite of depressing. That’s because McPherson hears America singing in the dark. And those voices light up the night with the radiance of divine grace.” - New York Times
Named after the singer-songwriter's iconic folk hit, Girl from the North Country debuted in 2017, performing at The Old Vic theater before transferring to London's West End. The limited-week jaunt was a huge success, stealing three wins from the Laurence Olivier Awards.
The production then found its way to the US in 2018 at New York's Public Theatre. Here, it won a prized Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The next year, the show finally played on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Despite its run cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it received seven Tony Award nominations, winning in the Best Orchestrations category.
This 2024, the jukebox musical will stop by the Bass Concert Hall for its latest string of shows. The renowned venue offers viewers a truly memorable experience thanks to its spacious seats, gorgeous stage, and state-of-the-art theatrical utilities.
Book your seats soon and watch Girl from the North Country LIVE on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at the Bass Concert Hall, Austin.