The year is 1938 and The Goree All-Girl String Band is the biggest new radio sensation in Texas. They also happen to be convicted criminals.
The New York Musical Festival, now in it’s thirteenth summer in New York City, is a champion event for musical theater. If you’re in or around NYC and a fan of musical theater, you should snag your tickets now. The festival, which runs July 10th – August 6th, highlights smaller productions that deserve a chance to be seen. Over twenty musicals will be reviewed by judges and fans during that time. NYMF is a growing tradition that should be celebrated by theater lovers everywhere.
The Goree All-Girl String Band is a 2017 NYMF contender which deserves some attention. It’s based on the true story of six female convicts who become one of the biggest radio sensations in the 1930s. Writer Michael Bradley and composer Artie Stevens head the team behind the bold idea.
The Goree All-Girl String Band musical promises to be a fun story based on actual events. If you’re in NYC this week, performances run through Saturday, July 29th at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.
The year is 1938 and The Goree All-Girl String Band is the biggest new radio sensation in Texas. They also happen to be convicted criminals. The six band members teach themselves music from behind bars and earn a slot on a prison-based radio program. Through sisterhood, determination, and a little bit of luck, these women work (and play) together to fiddle their way to freedom. Inspired by a true story, THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND is a tale of redemption that features an ensemble of actor-musicians performing a brand new country score. (nymf.org)