Servant Stage Opens 10th Anniversary Season With SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
Servant Stage will kick off its 2022 MainStage season with the off-Broadway musical, Songs For A New World, from March 11-27 at the Junction Center in Manheim.
The debut show penned by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County), Songs For A New World is a moving collection of powerful songs that examine life, love and the choices we make. . The show features a catchy and exquisite score that spans the gamut of popular music today, with a powerful cast of dynamic artists including Brittany Adair Beitzel, Cassandra Cummings, Joshua William Green, Paul Michael Hughes, Asia Littlejohn , Geoffery Morgan and Ian Sanchez-Hérasme.
“This show is so unique in its particular breed of storytelling,” said executive director Johnathan Bauer. “While other shows primarily tell a story, each song on this show tells its own story and introduces new characters and styles, all tied together by a common theme.” Featuring a mix of solo numbers and ensemble pieces, the show is almost entirely sung with only small transitional bits between them. “The music is incredibly intricate and just plain beautiful,” says Artistic Director, Wally Calderon, “and it gives each of these amazing performers the opportunity to really shine with their storytelling abilities. They don’t waste a moment!
The production will also feature a four-piece band led by musical director and veteran pianist, Andy Roberts – no stranger to Lancaster Theater audiences – and joined by guitarist Yang Han, bassist Ty Godfrey and favorite local Big Boy Brass’s Matthew Woodson on percussion.
Songs For A New World will play March 11-27 at the Junction Center (1875 Junction Road, Manheim, PA 17545) with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.
All performances are offered as Pay-What-You-Will, as part of Servant Stage’s mission to make exceptional performances accessible to all members of the community. Reservations are required as shows often sell out. To reserve tickets or see the full list of shows and locations, visit www.ServantStage.org or call 717-455-0255.