North and South, the Musical is the sixth musical theater collaboration between award-winning composer Marcia Marchesi and published writer Patricia Marchesi. This full-length workshop production world premiere is being offered for one night only! For more info and avideo preview, click “Continue reading”!
What is North and South, the Musical About?
North and South, The Musical is based on English author Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1855 novel. This industrial novel tells the story of Margaret Hale, a minister’s daughter, who is forced to move with her father from the beautiful rural south of England to the northern industrial town of Milton.Amidst the social unrest of cotton mill workers fighting for a better life, Margaret meets John Thornton, young owner of a mill. Their compelling and tempestuous romance is set against a backdrop of growing tension between “Masters” and “Hands,” in a conflict-ridden world where only love can conquer all differences.
The workshop, directed by Timothy Kennedy, includes the talented cast of Erik Bryan, Paul Edwards, Julia Johanos, Tim Kennedy, Sharon Kay White and Jake Williamson.
Who is Marchesi Productions?
North and South, the Musical is the sixth musical theater collaboration between award-winning composer Marcia Marchesi and published writer Patricia Marchesi. The duo began writing and producing musicals while attending the Vienna International High School in Vienna, Austria. Previous musical theater collaborations consist of the comedies Once Upon A Time and Dream and Reality(both performed in Vienna), New Times, The Sailor’s Way!, and Once Upon A Dream, recently performed at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette, CO.
Marcia Marchesi was 2003 Colorado Commissioned Composer, and twice a recipient of the ASCAPLUS composition award. She studied at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Vienna, Austria) and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her music has been performed on NPR and music venues all over the world.
Patricia Marchesi teaches English literature at Northern Arizona University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Marchesi Productions presents
Music by Marcia Marchesi
Book and Lyrics by Patricia Marchesi
Sat., Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Free and open to the public.