York to Present Free Workshop of The Yellow Wood Musical

News   York to Present Free Workshop of The Yellow Wood Musical
Seven performances of The Yellow Wood, a new musical that received the Richard Rodgers Development Award, will be presented free of charge at the York Theatre Company.

The new musical features music by Daniel Larsen and book and lyrics by Larsen and Michelle Elliott. Show times are Feb. 16 at 11 AM, Feb. 22 and 23 at 3:30 PM, Feb. 26 at 7:30 PM, Feb. 27 and March 1 and 2 at 3:30 PM. The Yellow Wood, according to the York Theatre Company's official website, follows "one teen's journey to self-acceptance. 17-year-old Adam is frantically trying to memorize Robert Frost's poem 'The Road Not Taken' to recite in his English class, but because he didn't take his Ritalin on this particular morning, he can't get much farther than the first line, 'Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...' before an amazing yellow wood begins to grow right there in his high school! Desperate to prove he's beaten his ADD, Adam struggles to memorize the poem — and as it begins to take on a life of its own, Adam is pulled deeper and deeper into the yellow wood, where he must decide which road he will travel."

The York Theatre Company is located in The Theatre at Saint Peter's Church, 54th Street just east of Lexington Avenue. For reservations call (212) 935-5824, ext. 21.

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