Song Cycle A Girl Called Vincent, Inspired by Writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Begins Oct. 19

News   Song Cycle A Girl Called Vincent, Inspired by Writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Begins Oct. 19 A Girl Called Vincent, a new musical that is billed as a "theatrical song cycle inspired by the poetry and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay," begins performances Oct. 19 in the Studio Theatre of the Forbes Center at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Directed by Kate Arecchi and Hannah Alter, performances will continue through Oct. 22. A Girl Called Vincent features music by Carmel Dean, who was the musical director for Broadway's American Idiot. Dean composed the 16 songs using Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poetry as lyrics. Mariana Elder (The Burnt Part Boys) is the bookwriter.

The production, press notes state, is a "musical celebration of the life and work of Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay. Known for her activism, feminism, and love affairs throughout the Jazz Age in New York's Greenwich Village, this contemporary musical explores her passionate, spirited yet often tormented life, through music, poetry and spoken word."

For more information visit: http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/events/102211_the_american_premier.shtml.

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