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HPAC Presents the World Premier of Dear Miss Barrett by Michael Kurek

Presented by Hendersonville Performing Arts Company at Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Theatre (formerly Steeple Players Theatre), Hendersonville TN

Jun 17 - 27 2021
HPAC Presents the World Premier of Dear Miss Barrett by Michael Kurek

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is pleased to present the Worldwide Premier of Michael Kurek’s Dear Miss Barrett June 17th through June 27th with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is pleased to present the Worldwide Premier of Michael Kurek’s Dear Miss Barrett June 17th through June 27th with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

This beautiful love story musical presents Sarah Martin, who manages a rare-book shop/tea room in an American City. She adores all things Victorian and dreams of living in a more civilized era.  Her “kindred spirit across time” is a Victorian English poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  In 1845, Elizabeth dreams of escaping the dark London room where, in frail health, she is kept a virtual prisoner by her domineering Papa.  Forbidden by Papa ever to marry, Elizabeth receives an extraordinary fan letter from the young, rising literary star, Robert Browning.  In the present, Sara received an equally extraordinary offer from her boyfriend Henry, and two fabulous love stories, sumptuously told in gorgeous melodies and charming dialog, unfold back and forth across time.  Richly embroidered with their many historic letters and poems, spoken or exquisitely sung, the Brownings’ little-told yet astonishing romance is given fresh relevance through the trials and humorous adventures of an endearing modern couple.  This new musical with 24 original songs by Michael Kurek promises to be a huge success!

American composer and author Michael Kurek’s classical orchestral and chamber music has been performed live in fifteen countries on five continents and broadcast or streamed in eighty-one countries on six continents. His has received the prestigious Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for lifetime achievement in composition, and has served on the Classical Nominations Committee for the Grammy Awards. His 2017 album, The Sea Knows, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart and has enjoyed a high number of downloads for classical music, a third of a million worldwide. He is also the author of the popular book The Sound of Beauty: A Classical Composer on Music in the Spiritual Life, published in 2019 by Ignatius Press, and he writes a regular column on music for the New York edition of The Epoch Times. He was born in Nashville, holds the doctorate in composition from the University of Michigan, and is Professor Emeritus of Composition at Vanderbilt University. Dear Miss Barrett is Michael Kurek’s first musical theater show. Its creation was inspired by his wife, Crystal Kurek, an accomplished musical theater performer, who plays the role of Miss Barrett (Elizabeth Barrett Browning) in this production. For more information, go to www.michaelkurek.com and the show web site at www.dearmissbarrett.com. To purchase your tickets you can visit our website at www.hpactn.com.  The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is located in the City Square Shopping Center, 260 West Main St., Suite 204 in Hendersonville.

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ADMISSION INFO

$18/Adults

$15/Seniors, students or children.

Contact: (615) 826-6037

Email: info@hpactn.com

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jun 17, 2021 at 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 18, 2021 at 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 19, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 20, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 24, 2021 at 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 25, 2021 at 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 26, 2021 at 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 27, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Theatre (formerly Steeple Players Theatre)

260 West Main St., Suite 204, Hendersonville, TN 37075

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PARKING INFO

Located in City Square Shopping Center

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