Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, Alberta
Whether you're an enthusiast of classical Greek myths or not, rest assured – HADESTOWN is the optimal musical selection for you. The remarkable production of HADESTOWN is preparing to grace the stage in Edmonton, Alberta. Get prepared for an unforgettable experience! The intriguing narrative of unfortunate lovers Orpheus and Eurydice will undoubtedly have you enthralled, hoping for a better outcome.
The masterpiece known as Hadestown stands as a recipient of both the Tony and Grammy Awards for its exemplary achievements. Upon its premiere, it garnered glowing feedback and accolades from critics. This bewitchingly captivating musical captures the very essence of the underworld, offering you an chance to understand and appreciate it beyond the realm of fear. With its blend of music, lyrics, and narrative crafted by Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is an absolute must-see during this fall. Be present for the live rendition at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Friday 17th November 2023!
One measure of a performance's triumph is its collection of Tony Awards, and this outstanding show has a good number of. Among the 14 nominations it received for the 2019 Tony Awards, the show clinched eight victories, among them the much-coveted title of Best Musical. Moreover, the play was honored with accolades for its enchanting musical score by David Mitchell, the skillful direction of Rachel Chavkin, the standout performance by André De Shields, the creative scenic design, the impressive sound design, the expert lighting design, and the creative orchestrations.
In Anais Mitchell's reimagining of a Greek story, Eurydice is presented as a young woman adept in coping on her own in a world where unpredictability, even in meteorological patterns. On the other hand, Orpheus is a passionate singer-songwriter filled with feelings. Upon their first meeting, Eurydice is lured into an underworld factory, where Hades transforms his workers into unthinking drones.
Orpheus embarks on a journey to retrieve her, assisted by his harmonious tunes and Persephone (Hades' wife), he succeeds in bringing her back to his dwelling.
The cast is efficient, comprising only 13 members, who stay put on center stage for the bulk of the show. The choir consists of five cast members, who provide their singing and dancing in the background to boost the vigor of the songs. Included among the actors the three Fates, engaging in song, dialogue, and interaction with the characters. The entire seven-piece band for "Hadestown" performs the entire production while all with the exception of the drummer are visible on stage. The main characters include the deities Hades and Persephone, as well as Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.
Entertainment Weekly showered commendations on the Broadway rendition, commenting, “When it comes to tales as ancient as time, the narratives of Greek mythology rank among the best, those epic stories of gods and mortals that have been recounted for millennia, inspiring numerous versions. However, there's something remarkably current and fresh about the method those stories - those timeless melodies, those poignant ballads - are presented in Hadestown. As it premieres on Broadway, this journey to the realm of the dead feels as if it were a novel creation.”
Be set to experience the praised Broadway performance of Hadestown this fall! The extravaganza is planned for at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Friday 17th November 2023. Grab the chance to obtain your tickets right away before they run out – being a part of this production is an experience you will not feel sorry!