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.
Currently at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
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Winner of the 1983 Olivier Award for Musical of the Year
“Unmissable and unbeatable” —International Herald Tribune
“Blood Brothers is still one of the best pieces of popular theatre around.” —The Times of London
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.