Hadestown at Academy of Music

Academy Of Music - PA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Apr

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Hadestown at

Apr

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Hadestown

Academy Of Music - PA

Academy Of Music in the city of Philadelphia showing, for your viewing pleasure, on the Sunday 14th April 2024, Hadestown! The melodramatic re-telling of two of ancient Greek myths combined together into one horrendous excursion into the very pit of the underworld and back again. The story of four lovers, the very lords of the underworld, his highness King Hades and his Queen of Summer, Persephone, and our two disenchanted humans, romantics Orpheus and Eurydice. Onlookers be warned, there are no Greek tragedies that have a joyful ending. Buy your tickets now for Hadestown and pray like hell that they let you come out again…

Hadestown Tickets from $41

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Hadestown

Academy Of Music - PA

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Hadestown

Academy Of Music - PA

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Hadestown

Academy Of Music - PA

Apr

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Hadestown

Academy Of Music - PA

The musical Hadestown is no outlier when it comes to the tragic conclusions that mark many musicals. The opening song decisively declares it to be a "sad song" and a "sad tale." Even with its sorrowful finale, "Hadestown" compels attention due to its outstanding ensemble and well-crafted plot imbued with a powerful meaning. The narrative retells the myth of Orpheus from Greek mythology. The central focus revolves around the adventure of Orpheus and Eurydice to Hadestown, the realm ruled by Hades, where their deeply intertwined love story unfolds.

Anaïs Mitchell, the creative force behind this astonishing production, is credited with its music, lyrics, and book. Her exceptional talents come to the forefront in her other well-known projects like Young Man in America and Child Ballads. In collaboration with director Rachel Chavkin, Mitchell embarked on a journey to create a reimagined form of the stage production in 2012. This updated rendition included added musical pieces and dialogues. The remodeled theatrical adaptation of the musical, crafted under Chavkin's guidance, premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on May 6 and ran until July 31. The production later had performances in Edmonton and London before making its grand entry on Broadway in March 2019.

The esteemed New York Daily News had a wonderful time witnessing the Broadway performance and commented, “America's journey to the underworld is a route best avoided – better to get off it, dear ones. Don't peer backward – it's way too dangerous. Instead, seek for the flaws in that renowned barrier we're erecting. That's the core of "Hadestown," the riveting new Broadway production with a score that originates from the very depths of the American core. Blending elements of steampunk, "Westworld," and Bourbon Street chaos, this grim tuner originated as a concept album in 2010 – a kind of folk opera – created by the impressive singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.”

There's no way you can miss out on a spectacular musical like Hadestown. Its unique reinterpretation of the timeless narrative is guaranteed to capture your attention from start to finish. With a fusion of musical styles including folk and indie folk to country, blues, ragtime, gospel, rock, swing, and avant-garde, the show has something for everyone. During this time of year, brace yourself for a part of the spectators as Hadestown takes the stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! The memorable show will happen at the Academy Of Music on Sunday 14th April 2024. Don't pass this up – grab your tickets for Hadestown right away!

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Academy Of Music - PA

Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, US