Bass Concert Hall | Austin, Texas
Weather the harsh land of Girl from the North Country on Friday 26th April 2024 at the Bass Concert Hall!
Duluth, Minnesota, 1934. We set foot into the rickety walls of the Laine boarding house. The economic crisis has collapsed countless lives, and the residents here are perfect reflections. The desperate Nick Laine. Drug-addicted Dr. Walker. Bible-thumping Reverend Marlowe. Entirely different souls connected through a collective fight against a murky future. Girl from the North Country is written and directed by Olivier Award winner Conor McPherson. With music and lyrics from multi-awarded singer Bob Dylan, the musical showcases indisputable songs like “Jokerman” and “Like a Rolling Stone.” This current string of shows–running at two and a half hours each–will strike the acclaimed Bass Concert Hall, where viewers can enjoy the finest theatrical facilities available, including high-quality seats and flawlessly engineered acoustics! Experience Girl from the North Country LIVE this spring at Austin's premier performing arts arena. Buy your tickets now!
Find the fleeting light at the edge of the night with the Girl from the North Country at the Bass Concert Hall on Friday 26th April 2024! In this on-stage historical fiction, viewers will live through 150 minutes of engrossing Eugene O’Neill-esque narratives backed with the songs of the last century's most revered songwriter.
Set in Duluth, Minnesota during the Great Depression, the tale centers on a derelict guesthouse managed by the Laine family. It follows the intertwining lives of the lost souls that take shelter there, from the dementia-stricken Elizabeth Laine to the luckless boxer Joe Scott. Secrets will surface, and inner demons will wake. Amidst the unrelenting gloom of a devastated nation, can the radiance of hope shine through?
The musical employs the book and direction by Laurence Olivier Award-winning screenwriter Conor McPherson. It showcases a scintillating score from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan with twenty hand-selected songs, which include classics such as "Hurricane" and "Like a Rolling Stone."
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.
“The moody music and lyrics from the Bob Dylan playbook both define and heighten Conor McPherson’s haunting vision of the Depression… Overall, the morose music captures the bleakness of the period and the down-and-out hopelessness of those Americans who barely lived through it.” - Variety
Named after the superstar's quintessential folk hit, Girl from the North Country made its debut in 2017, opening at The Old Vic before transferring to West End London. The limited run was a big success, stealing three wins from the Laurence Olivier Awards.
The production then reached an American audience at the Public Theatre, New York, in late 2018. Here, it won an acclaimed Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The following year, the show finally played on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Despite the shortened run because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was nominated seven times at the Tony Awards, winning in the Best Orchestrations category.
This 2024, the jukebox musical will arrive at the Bass Concert Hall as a part of its new run of shows. The indoor hall guarantees crowds a truly unforgettable spectacle thanks to its spacious seats, remarkable stage, and cutting-edge theatrical amenities.
Book your seats soon and watch Girl from the North Country LIVE on Friday 26th April 2024 at the Bass Concert Hall, Austin.