Hadestown: The Myth.The Musical. (Live Original Cast Recording)
6 Oct 2017
Other participants: Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub, Liam Robinson, Michael Chorney, Robinson Morse, Ben Perowsky, Brian Drye, Marika Hughes, Jenny Scheinman
A time of scarcity and fear, a love that knows no bounds, an authoritarian leader who promises security and freedom, an artist who challenges the status quo – this is the premise of Hadestown. In Anaïs Mitchell’s imaginative rendering, brought to vibrant life by director Rachel Chavkin and an extraordinary company of actors and musicians, we witness love that never dies. Above ground is an idealistic poet who believes he can change the world with a song, and a skeptical young woman who sees the world for what it is. Down below is the ageless yet frayed love between the King and Queen of the underworld.
When confronted with the alternatives of freedom or security, what choices would we make? Mitchell states “what you’re hearing is more than a score, it’s people moving, dancing, breathing, the improvisations of the band, and the audience responding in real time…”. The Orpheus and Eurydice myth retold in Hadestown may be an ancient story, but it is undeniably as relevant today as it has ever been.