Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
Weather the harrowing world of Girl from the North Country on Friday 3rd May 2024 at the Sarofim Hall!
Duluth, Minnesota, 1934. We go inside the withering remains of the Laine guesthouse. The economic crisis has ravaged innumerable lives, and the tenants here are perfect reflections. The deteriorating Elizabeth Laine. Drug-addicted Dr. Walker. Former boxer Joe Scott. All disparate individuals linked through a collective rebellion against a murky future. Girl from the North Country features an original book and direction from Olivier Award winner Conor McPherson. With lyrics and music from Nobel Prize-winning artist Bob Dylan, the musical highlights undeniable hits such as “Hurricane” and “Forever Young.” This current round of exhibitions–running at 2.5 hours each–will stop by the acclaimed Sarofim Hall, where viewers can savor the best theatrical amenities at hand, including splendid seats and flawlessly tuned acoustics! Experience Girl from the North Country LIVE this spring at Houston, Texas’s leading indoor arena. Book your tickets ASAP!
Find the evasive glimmer at the end of the night with the Girl from the North Country on Friday 3rd May 2024 at the Sarofim Hall! In this on-stage historical fiction, crowds will live through 150 minutes of engrossing character-driven narratives tuned to the tracks of this century’s most revered songwriter.
Set in Duluth, Minnesota during the Great Depression, the tale focuses around a dilapidated guesthouse owned by the Laines. It follows the criss-crossing fates of the wayward travelers that come across it, from the quietly rageful Nick Laine to the luckless boxer Joe Scott. Sins will spill, and inner demons will wake. Amid the unrelenting shadow of a ravaged country, can the light of hope pierce through?
The musical is written and directed by Critics Circle Award-winning director Conor McPherson. It features an evocative score from Nobel Prize-winning legend Bob Dylan with twenty specially chosen tracks, which include hits like “Forever Young” and "License to Kill."
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
Titled after Dylan’s quintessential folk hit, Girl from the North Country made its debut in 2017, performing at The Old Vic before transferring to West End London. The limited jaunt was a huge success, clinching three wins at the Laurence Olivier Awards.
The production then reached an American audience in late 2018 at the Public Theatre, New York. Here, it won a prized Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The following year, the show finally performed on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Despite the abrupt cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic, it received seven Tony Award nominations, winning in the Best Orchestrations category.
This 2024, the jukebox musical will arrive at the Sarofim Hall for its new series of shows. The indoor venue guarantees viewers a truly memorable performance thanks to its comfortable seats, stunning backdrop, and state-of-the-art theatrical amenities.
Get your reservations today and enjoy Girl from the North Country LIVE at the Sarofim Hall, Houston on Friday 3rd May 2024.