Book by Mariana Elder
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Directed by Peter Froehlingsdorf
1962. Pickaway, West Virginia. The town is still reeling from the 1952 mining collapse that killed five men, including the father of fourteen year-old Pete and his older brother Jake. Now, the mining company wants to re-open the mine that still holds these men’s bodies. So the brothers forge a plan and lead an eclectic band of friends on a life-altering journey to the coal mine that took their father’s life, to a shrine now known simply as The Burnt Part.
With its soaring, elegiac bluegrass and pop-inspired score, this inspirational new musical finds both the streaks of light and the heart of darkness within us all. And featuring fantastic roles for the talented kids in our community, it is the perfect way for Renegade to continue our mission to work closely with – and sharpen the skills of – the next generation of performers.
“Gives hope that the American musical theatre is not dead yet.” – Associated Press
August 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24
All shows at 8pm