Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
May is looking great for show geeks in Houston! On Thursday 2nd May 2024, the highly-praised The Girl From the North Country will be performed live at the Sarofim Hall for a spectacular evening! Set in a inn during the early nineties in Duluth, Minnesota, we are introduced to the pack of stray voyagers 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 can't afford to miss 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. Line up and make your way across the iconic theater at Houston for the premium viewing pleasure at the core of Texas!
Composed and helmed by esteemed playwright Conor McPherson and featuring world-class orchestrations by Simon Hale, Girl From the North Country redefines a collection of hits by Kennedy Center Honoree Bob Dylan with an entirely new perspective!
The realistic story of the musical emerges in a homey retreat in Minnesota amidst the hardships of the Great Depression. It's a story that centers on the lives of the people staying there - guests and long-term residents alike. Each of them carries their own cross and what makes this play intriguing is how it interweaves all these characters' lives.
The theatre performance will include everyone’s favorite songs including “Forever Young,” “Like A Rolling Stone” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Hurricane”
An interview with The Marlowe explores how director Conor McPherson had no experience with directing a musical prior to this project and found himself revelling in the refreshing experience. He shares that when it comes to a straight play, the challenge lies in keeping the audience engaged merely through the script and performance. However, in a musical, there are moments where someone might advise, “Shall we have a refreshing pause for everyone's benefit?” and you'd willingly affirm, thinking it sounds quite charming.
People can expect the best from the work of the production’s marvelous core creatives team. See for yourself the full list of the production crew here below:
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY CREATIVES TEAM
Conor McPherson - Writer and Director
Bob Dylan - Music and Lyrics
Rae Smith - Scenic and Costume Design
Simon Hale - Orchestrations, Arrangements, and Music Supervision
Mark Henderson - Lighting Design
Simon Baker - Sound Design
Lucy Hind - Movement Direction
Dean Sharenow - Music Coordinator
Wiley Deweese - Music Director
Jeff Brancato - Production Supervisor
Justin Myhre - Production Stage Manager
Rachel Heine - Stage Manager
Campbell Young & Associates - Wig & Hair Design
Arc, Inc. - Casting
Tristan Baker, Charlie Parsons, Steven Lappin - Producers
The Sarofim Hall is certainly the best venue that hosts the grandest productions that visit Houston in Texas.
Without your ticket, you’ll be passing up the opportunity of catching one of the most trending plays in the past year! Go ahead and hit the “Get Tickets” link to secure your seats now!