Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
May is looking great for theater enthusiasts in Houston! On Saturday 4th May 2024, the Broadway revelation The Girl From the North Country will be performed live at the Sarofim Hall for a spectacular evening! Set in a guesthouse during the early nineties in Duluth, Minnesota, we are introduced to the pack of stray voyagers whose lives have converged as they navigate the ups and downs of life, music and hope. Showcasing Kennedy Center Honoree Bob Dylan’s selection of popular music tracks, the musical is bound to beat records this spring! Let your voice soar as you listen 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 earned the recognition for Best Orchestrations as well as the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Line up and head on down to the famed stage at Houston for the supreme viewing enjoyment at the core of Texas!
Find the evasive glimmer at the end of the tunnel with the Girl from the North Country at the Sarofim Hall on Saturday 4th May 2024! In this historical stage fiction, crowds will experience a hundred-fifty minutes of compelling character-driven plotlines tuned to the tracks of the last century's most revered singer.
Set in Duluth, Minnesota during the Great Depression, the story focuses on a dilapidated guesthouse owned by the Laines. It oversees the intertwining lives of its many inhabitants, from the lonely, adopted daughter Marianne Laine to the morphine-addicted physician Dr. Walker. Secrets will surface, and inner demons will wake. Amidst the unrelenting shadow of an economic crisis, can the radiance of hope break through?
The musical is written and directed by Tony Award-nominated director Conor McPherson. It showcases a scintillating score from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan with twenty specially chosen tracks, including classics such as “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
Producers, meanwhile, include Tristan Baker, Charlie Parsons, Runaway Entertainment, and Steven Lappin.
“Yet while this singular production evokes the Great Depression with uncompromising bleakness, it is ultimately the opposite of depressing. That’s because McPherson hears America singing in the dark. And those voices light up the night with the radiance of divine grace.” - New York Times
Named after the superstar's quintessential folk track, Girl from the North Country made its debut in 2017, presenting at The Old Vic before moving to London's West End. The limited-week jaunt was a huge success, stealing three wins from the Laurence Olivier Awards.
The musical then traveled to the United States at the Public Theatre, New York, in late 2018. Here, it won an esteemed Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. In 2019, the show finally performed on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Despite its run cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic, it received seven Tony Award nominations, winning in the Best Orchestrations category.
This coming spring, the jukebox musical will visit the Sarofim Hall for its latest string of shows. The renowned venue offers crowds a truly unforgettable experience thanks to its high-end seats, remarkable stage, and cutting-edge theatrical amenities.
Book your reservations soon and enjoy Girl from the North Country LIVE at the Sarofim Hall on Saturday 4th May 2024.