Myths & Hymns
By Adam Guettel
Directed by Peter Robel
June 13 – July 13, 2014
presented at Heartland Studio
A young couple, recently married and with very different outlooks on the world, must grapple with the sudden changes in their lives created by both a new pregnancy and a devastating death. The young man, like the heroes of Greek and Roman mythology, finds meaning in his accomplishments and individuality, while the young woman sees the world through the community of her Christian faith. Together, they must confront their own strengths and limitations in order to understand the universe into which they are introducing a new child. Using such diverse genres as folk, electric jazz, piano ballads, gospel, and Christian hymns, the show takes on questions of existence that man has been struggling with for thousands of years.
Myths & Hymns is told almost entirely through the music of Tony and Drama Desk award-winning composer Adam Guettel, best known as the composer and lyricist of The Light in the Piazza and Floyd Collins. BoHo's artists have created an inspirational original narrative from Adam Guettel’s song cycle. Challenging and original, BoHo’s production of Myth & Hymns is guaranteed to be unlike any version you’ve ever seen before.
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Rave reviews for Myths & Hymns:
"[an] inventive take on a first-rate collection of work from one of our most rewarding musical theater talents... One of the more satisfying musical evenings onstage now."" THREE STARS
"Adam Guettel's theatrical art-song cycle Myths & Hymns is a knockout in BoHo Theatre's musically extraordinary, gorgeously sung production... The soaring, rapturous melodies and complex harmonies are beautifully, sometimes stunningly sung." RECOMMENDED
"The amazing cast and music is reason enough to see this show."
–Chicago Stage Standard
"Haunting and beautiful... a melodic, magical, and reflective journey." HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
–Chicago Theatre Review
"Guettel’s music is gorgeous, and superbly sung and acted by this cast... While director Peter Robel does a fine job... keeping it all visually interesting and well as providing in-song context for each of the numbers"
–Chicago Theater Beat
"Myths & Hymns is the risky kind of show that has set the BoHo Theatre on a pedestal."
–Theatreworld Internet Magazine