SONGS FROM THE TALL GRASS is about the struggles and the triumphs of breaking the sod in the Midwest. The music tells the story about life and love during a time of the great expansion of our country.
SONGS was written as a way to ensure that the music during this time of discovery and exploration in America doesn’t go extinct. This production is based on letters and journal entries from the time, and follows a family as they homestead new land. The production’s music consists of song lyrics originally written in the 1800s, but with contemporary music and arrangements created by Hale.
Directed by Dianne Robinson
Cast: NARRATOR Aaron Leonard, FATHER. Brendan Fookes, MOTHER. Addie Bagford, SON Alex Laflin, DAUGHTER Anna Schindler, BACHELOR Robert Stimmel, EMMA Kendra Leonard, VINNIE REAM Caitlyn Brandenburg, JOHN RIDGE.Adam Schwartz/Benjamin Hartwig, TRAPPER Renee Maria.
SEWING CIRCLE (Mothers): Dewayna Corn, Teresa Riestenberg, Teresa Bayer Iltzsch
GRANGE MEN (Fathers): Dan Schindler, Jeffrey Jackson, Jason Vaughn, Bob Dromberger, Derek Metz (son)
GOV’T OFFICIAL William Willet
SCHOOLGIRLS (Daughters): Helen Mullen, Olivia Pannek, Emma Guenther & Abby James
CHILDREN: Maddie Perry, MacKenzie Vaughn, Naomi Stoner, Micayla Jackson, Elle Yeatts, Kandyce Kreiner
- Fri-Sat, May 18-19 at 8pm
- Sun, May 20 at 2pm
- Fri-Sat, May 25-26 at 8pm
- Sun, May 27 at 2pm