Looking for Home: New Musical About the Real-Life Orphan Trains
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The last date listed for Looking for Home was Sunday November 13, 2011 / 1:00pm.
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Hailed by The Washington Post as "more than dance," Ballet Memphis has evolved into a groundbreaking, nationally sought-after company by merging classical ballet with contemporary cool. This performance at Laguna Dance Festival's 10th anniversary features Julia Adam's Devil's Fruit, a psychedelic, sexy ballet showcasing the company's raw strength and easy elegance. Highlighting virtuosic dancers and works from some of the industry's top choreographers, the Laguna Dance Festival brings the distant world of stage dance to the uniquely intimate stage venues of Laguna Beach. The evening includes a pre-show talk with the director. Learn More
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Featured review from Magda RicherRed Velvet
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I really enjoyed this event. So much so that I will see it again with my husband and other friends.
I will recommend it to all my friends and relatives who live in the area.
Thank you for providing us with wheelchair seating for my Mom
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A charming, well-done musical production focusing on a part of American history that many don't know about. I strongly recommend it for all ages, but especially intermediate grades, junior, and senior high students studying American history.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Mary Murfitt
Musical Direction by Diane King Vann
Choreography by K.C. Gussler
Directed by Donna Inglima
Looking For Home is a new musical that examines the historical railroad transporting of orphaned children from the streets of New York City to the Great Plains. These “orphan trains” ran from 1856 to 1930 and it’s estimated that over 200,000 children were relocated or “placed out” by the Children’s Aid Society or similar organizations.
This world premiere beautifully follows the true story of 11-year-old Anna Hoffman and her siblings who were successfully “placed” in a small town in Kansas in 1923. This is a heartwarming story about courage and the healing powers that make a family … home.