Musical Theatre West Presents Blood Brothers In Concert, A Gripping Musical Drama
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The last date listed for Blood Brothers In Concert was Monday June 11, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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Garrison Keillor put it best when he said: "I want to hear them singing the rest of my life." He was referring to Robin and Linda Williams, the husband-and-wife folk duo from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. It's hard to know what's more evocative -- their charged lyrics or their brilliant harmonies, polished to perfection after decades of performance. Regardless of the precise nature of their magic, the couple has enchanted audiences everywhere they go, including appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, performances at The Grand Ole Opry and tours with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Emmylou Harris. Now they come to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for a distinctive concert of their very best folk, bluegrass and country music. Learn More
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- Winner of the 1983 Olivier Award for Musical of the Year
- “Unmissable and unbeatable” --<em>International Herald Tribune</em>
- "<em>Blood Brothers</em> is still one of the best pieces of popular theatre around." --<em>The Times of London</em>
Blood Brothers, by award-winning playwright Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine), takes the classic story of twins separated at birth and transforms it into a moving musical tragedy.
Mrs. Johnstone has been deserted by her husband, who has left her with seven children to raise. When she learns that she is expecting twins, she is close to despair. Mrs. Johnstone cleans the house of Mrs. Lyons, who is rich and childless. When Mrs. Lyons hears that Mrs. Johnstone is to have twins, she begs one of her twins from her at birth.
The two boys grow up separately, never knowing the truth about their birth. In time they become firm friends--blood brothers--and even fall in love with the same girl. Mrs. Lyons tries to keep the boys apart, but fate brings them together again.
This is a staged reading. The actors will have scripts in hand.