Homefront: World-Premiere Musical from A.C.T. Young Conservatory
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A great musical from start to finish! Earnest performances from the youthful cast make the thoughtful script concerning what happened during wartime at the homefront in World War One come to life. Many excellent songs delivered with heart and talent. A very long play, so be prepared to sit for a while. Our 7:30 PM performance ended at 10:20 PM.
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Book by Craig Slaight
Music and lyrics by Creighton Irons
Directed by Domenique Lozano
Musical direction by Jane Erwin Hammett
Choreography by Christine Mattison
In this passionate and powerful new musical, Emma Kolmeier and her two young siblings flee from Germany to escape the war in Europe, leaving everything they know far behind them. The family settles in southern Illinois, where they make new friends—and begin to confront harsh persecution as America enters the war against Germany.
Set against the backdrop of a tumultuous and riveting moment in history, Homefront tells the story of remarkable young people courageously struggling to come of age in a world rocked by conflict. As they experience the first twinges of romance and dream of the future, their lives are transformed in astonishing ways, forever redefining their understanding of home.
This world premiere production of a brand-new, completely original musical launches a new phase in the Young Conservatory’s ongoing commitment to the development of theatrical works created especially for young people.