An old song from way back when… and now, we’re gonna sing it again in Edmonton! This is Hadestown live at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from November 14th all the way through the 19th. In this world of gods and men, accompany Orpheus on his quest to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the clutches of the mysterious Hades, ruler of the underworld. Featuring an original score and book by Anais Mitchell, watch the eight-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical as it brings famed hits “All I’ve Ever Known,” “Way Down Hadestown,” and the ever-haunting “Wait For Me”! Drama Desk winner Rachel Chavkin directs this two-and-a-half-hour ancient tale filled with jazz-infused tracks and familiar Greek characters that is sure to take hold of viewers. No doubt, this Canada venue is the definitive stage to watch Hadestown in its full glory with striking visuals and a graceful ambiance! Tickets are burning quickly so take the road to hell and reserve your tickets now!
“A Broadway musical like no other. An epic celebration of music, togetherness, and hope!” – Forbes
“Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets. You wish you could live in the glowy moment forever.” – The New York Times
To get to Hadestown, you gotta take the long way down to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium as it hosts the Broadway spectacle for one whole week from November 14th to November 19th! As part of the North American Tour, the production will continue its run through the spring of next year, delighting audiences across major cities in both Canada and the United States.
Pain and suffering reigns supreme in this land of lost souls. Entirely narrated by Hermes, Hadestown takes place in the nightmarish, industrial realm of King Hades. In the grip of crushing poverty, our young lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice, grapple with an overwhelming dilemma: one driven by artistic passion, the other haunted by the struggle for survival. Eurydice, compelled by the relentless insistence of the Fates, willingly descends into Hades’ labyrinthine factory, bound by an eternal contract. Ride along through the capitalist underworld alongside Orpheus as he sets out to rescue his beloved in this musical filled with jazzy and folk show tunes.
Hadestown’s Broadway premiere garnered resounding acclaim, earning a staggering fourteen nominations at the 73rd Tony Awards. The production triumphed in eight categories, securing coveted titles such as Best Musical and Best Original Score. Additionally, it won multiple Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, clinching awards like Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, and Outstanding New Score.
The original version of Hadestown premiered in 2006, and in 2007, it embarked on a tour spanning two states, Vermont and Massachusetts. With uncertainties about the production’s fate, the creator, Anaïs Mitchell, took the bold step of releasing it as a concept album in 2010.
“An affirmation of art’s transformative power, with the sort of musicality you rarely hear on Broadway.” – Rolling Stone
“The best new musical of the season.” – The Wall Street Journal
During a recent interview, Mitchell, talked about the ideas that motivated her to develop Hadestown over many years. She explained how she was just starting her music career and driving from one small gig to another when she created the music and lyrics for “Wait for Me.” This further inspired her to tell the story of Orpheus, a young and optimistic artist who believed that through his beautiful music, he could change even the toughest of situations in the world, like moving a heart of stone.
Looking forward to seeing your favorite Greek characters come to life? Check out the complete list of announced cast members here:
HADESTOWN – NORTH AMERICA TOUR CAST
- J. Antonio Rodriguez as Orpheus
- Amaya Braganza as Eurydice
- Lana Gordon as Persephone
- Matthew Patrick Quinn as Hades
- Will Mann as Hermes
- Marla Louissaint, Lizzie Markson, and Hannah Schreer as the Fates
Workers include Sevon Askew, Jamal Lee Harris, Courtney Lauster, Daniel Tracht, Racquel Williams, and Ian Coulter-Buford while the Swing members include KC Dela Cruz, Colin Lemoine, Cecilia Trippiedi, and Sena Watkinson.
“Spellbinding. Hadestown, for a while, makes the whole world forget its troubles.” – Variety
“Hadestown feels like something more intuitive, elemental, and finely woven than a traditional musical.” – The Guardian
Gordon, who plays Persephone sits down with Broadway World to share how ecstatic she is to be returning for a limited run. “Returning back is even more comfortable than that, the role of Persephone is like coming home! Having the opportunity to perform with Hadestown again means the world to me in many ways. From the moment I first played the role, I felt so connected to her,” she mentions.
This musical, brought to life through the collaborative efforts of accomplished producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy, also assembles a team of distinguished and highly regarded creatives. See the rest of the technical team here below:
- David Neumann – Choreographer
- Rachel Hauck – Scenic Designer
- Michael Krass – Costume Designer
- Bradley King – Lighting Designer
- Nevin Steinberg & Jessica Paz – Sound Designers
- Liam Robinson – Musical Director and Vocal Arrangements
- Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose – Orchestrations/Arrangements
- Ken Cerniglia – Dramaturg
- Jennifer Mullins – Tour Hair Designer
- David Lai – Music Coordinator
- Eric Kang – Tour Music Director
- Whitley Theatrical – Casting
The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is a true cornerstone of culture and artistic expression as it hosts a majority of the best Broadway shows that drop by Canada. The 4-million-cubic-foot performing arts center and community facility has the best acoustics and stage tech in all of Edmonton, making it the ideal venue for recreating the industrial underworld! Tickets are in high demand, so don’t forget to reserve your tickets today to ride down Hadestown live at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on November 14th – 19th!