Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
Weather the harrowing land of Girl from the North Country on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at the Sarofim Hall!
The Great Depression, Duluth, Minnesota. We set foot into the withering walls of the Laine boarding house. The crumbling economy has collapsed innumerable lives, and the occupants here are perfect reflections. The lonely Marianne Laine. Widowed Mrs. Neilsen. Former boxer Joe Scott. All different individuals intertwined through a common rebellion against an uncertain future. Girl from the North Country is written and directed by Olivier Award winner Conor McPherson. With lyrics and music from Nobel Prize-winning singer Bob Dylan, the musical presents indisputable hits like “Jokerman” and “Sweetheart Like You.” This new string of shows–running at 2.5 hours each–will strike the famed Sarofim Hall, where viewers can savor the finest theatrical amenities at hand, including splendid seats and exquisitely balanced acoustics! Bear witness to Girl from the North Country LIVE this 2024 at Houston, Texas’s leading indoor stadium. Get your tickets now!
Look for the elusive light at the end of the night with the Girl from the North Country at the Sarofim Hall on Wednesday 1st May 2024! In this historical stage fiction, viewers will live through 2 ½ hours of incredible character-driven narratives tuned to the tracks of the last century's most revered recording artist.
Set during the 1934 winter of Duluth, Minnesota, the story revolves around a derelict guesthouse managed by the Laine family. It follows the criss-crossing lives of the lost souls that take shelter there, from the lonely, adopted daughter Marianne Laine to the self-styled Reverend Marlowe. Secrets will unravel, and inner demons will make themselves known. Against the cruel shadow of an economic crisis, can the radiance of hope break through?
Girl from the North Country employs the book and direction by Critics Circle Award-winning director Conor McPherson. It exhibits a scintillating score from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan with twenty specially chosen tracks, which include hits like “Forever Young” and "Sign on the Window."
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
Producers, meanwhile, include Tristan Baker, Charlie Parsons, Runaway Entertainment, and Steven Lappin.
“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 singer-songwriter's classic folk song, Girl from the North Country premiered in 2017, performing at The Old Vic before transferring to West End London. The week-long stint was a great success, stealing three wins from the Laurence Olivier Awards.
It then found its way to the US in 2018 at New York's Public Theatre. Here, it won an esteemed Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. In 2019, the show finally performed on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Despite the abrupt cancellation because of the global pandemic, it received seven Tony Award nominations, winning in the Best Orchestrations category.
This spring 2024, the jukebox musical will arrive at the Sarofim Hall for its latest string of shows. The renowned venue promises audiences a truly memorable experience thanks to its spacious seats, gorgeous backdrop, and state-of-the-art theatrical facilities.
Get your reservations today and see Girl from the North Country LIVE on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at the Sarofim Hall.