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Songs for a New World
9th February 2017 @ 7:45 PM - 11th February 2017 @ 7:45 PM| £6 - £8
Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”
With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches.
A small but powerful diverse cast and a supercharged, well crafted score appeal to old and new generations alike as each character- in their own way- takes hold of that one moment and enters a new world.
Thursday 9th February 2017, 7:45pm
Friday 10th February 2017, 7:45pm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 7:45pm
Varsity: “Songs For A New World is jaw-dropping as a musical – it challenges and innovates as a story line. Well-performed and beautifully sung, it blends musical achievement with powerful underlying drama.”
TCS: “a commendable performance from a universally strong cast”