Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts | Greensboro, North Carolina
Dare you to join Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Greensboro on the Tuesday 13th February 2024, for the dark musical Hadestown? Prepare yourselves for a gloomy and nightmarish excursion from the apocalyptic wilderness of the world, and then descend deep into the underworld where the dark Lord Hades rules over Hadestown with his wife, Persephone, the Queen of Summer. Dare you to climb on board King Hades train, and make your way downward to Hadestown? It may be hell working in that factory, but at least it’s better than the freezing and famine on the surface! Grab your tickets now to the bleakest musical ever!
The musical Hadestown is no exclusion when it comes to the heartrending conclusions that mark a lot of musicals. The opening song emphatically declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Despite its tragic conclusion, "Hadestown" captures attention because of its outstanding ensemble and sharp storyline imbued with a potent meaning. The story retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The main plot revolves around the adventure of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their intense love story unfolds.
Anaïs Mitchell, the creative force behind this astonishing production, is the mind behind its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents shine through in her other notable works like Young Man in America and Child Ballads. In collaboration with director Rachel Chavkin, Mitchell embarked on a journey to create a fresh version of the stage play in 2012. This updated rendition included extra musical numbers and dialogues. The transformed theatrical adaptation of the musical, formed under Chavkin's supervision, debuted Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and performed until July 31. The production afterward toured Edmonton and London before making its grand entry on Broadway in March 2019.
The esteemed New York Daily News had a wonderful time attending the Broadway presentation and enthused, “America's journey to the underworld is a road best avoided – better to dismount it, my children. Don't look back – it's far too perilous. Instead, seek for the fissures in that renowned barrier we're constructing. That's the central theme of "Hadestown," the riveting new Broadway show with a score that resonates from the very depths of the American core. Blending elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street anarchy, this dark tuner originated as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the astounding singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”
There is no way you can pass up on a theatrical gem like Hadestown. Its fresh take of the timeless narrative is guaranteed to hold your interest from start to finish. With elements of music spanning from folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show caters to a broad audience. This winter, brace yourself for a part of the spectators as Hadestown takes the stage in Greensboro, North Carolina! The memorable show is scheduled at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday 13th February 2024. Don't pass this up – grab your tickets for Hadestown right away!