Bass Concert Hall | Austin, Texas
April is off to a good start for show geeks in Austin! On Saturday 27th April 2024, the highly-praised The Girl From the North Country will be performed live at the Bass Concert Hall for a spectacular evening! Set in a inn during the early nineties in Duluth, Minnesota, we encounter the band of wanderers whose lives are changed forever in this inspiring story of life, music and hope. Highlighting Kennedy Center Honoree Bob Dylan’s collection of favorite hits, the production is bound to surprise the world this spring! Let your voice soar as you tune in 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 won the honor for Best Orchestrations as well as the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Strap on your boots and make your way across the iconic theater at Austin for the premium viewing pleasure at the heart of Texas!
Look for the fleeting glimmer at the edge of the tunnel with the Girl from the North Country at the Bass Concert Hall on Saturday 27th April 2024! In this fictional history, viewers will live through 2 ½ hours of compelling character-driven chronicles tuned to the songs of the last century's most celebrated songwriter.
Set in Duluth, Minnesota during the Great Depression, the story revolves on a derelict guesthouse managed by the Laine family. It oversees the intersecting lives of the wayward travelers that come across it, from the lonely, adopted daughter Marianne Laine to the self-styled Reverend Marlowe. Secrets will surface, and inner demons made clear. Amid the unrelenting darkness of a ravaged country, can the rays of hope shine through?
The musical is written and directed by Laurence Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson. It features an evocative score from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan with twenty specially chosen tracks, including hits such as “Forever Young” and "License to Kill."
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
Titled after Dylan’s iconic folk track, Girl from the North Country debuted in 2017, presenting at The Old Vic theater before moving to London's West End. The week-long stint was a big success, winning in three Laurence Olivier Award categories.
The musical then reached an American audience in late 2018 at the Public Theatre, New York. Here, it won an esteemed Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. In 2019, the show finally opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Despite the shortened run due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was nominated seven times at the Tony Awards, winning Best Orchestrations for Hale’s work.
This coming spring, the jukebox musical will arrive at the Bass Concert Hall as a part of its new run of shows. The renowned arena promises crowds a truly memorable spectacle thanks to its high-end seats, remarkable backdrop, and top-of-the-line theatrical amenities.
Book your reservations today and watch Girl from the North Country LIVE at the Bass Concert Hall on Saturday 27th April 2024.