A Black couple experiences the joys and fears of raising a son in 21st century America. When forced to face a devastating loss, the family is left to question their faith and the systems meant to protect them.
What makes Blue a must-see?
- Jeanine Tesori, Tony Award-winner and composer of five Broadway musicals, wrote a hauntingly beautiful score for Blue.
- This Midwest premiere is in English with projected texts, ensuring that you won't miss a word of Tazewell Thompson's moving libretto.
- The phenomenal cast features Kenneth Kellogg and Aaron Crouch reprising their roles as The Father and The Son, plus Taylor Raven as The Mother and Mark Rucker as The Reverend joining the cast for Lyric's production.
- This intimate, small scale production will be presented at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Blue comes to The Yard next June — don't miss it! Save your seats today online or over the phone at 312.827.5600.
"Drawing on her deep experience in musical theater, her keen ear for elements of contemporary classical music and her abundant imagination, Ms. Tesori has written a strong yet subtle score that avoids the obvious and exudes a personal voice...Mr. Thompson, who also directed the production, has written one of the most elegant librettos I’ve heard in a long time."
— The New York TImes
SPOTLIGHT ON THIS SHOW
Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s award-winning Between the World and Me and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, Blue explores race, violence, and reconciliation, and places timely issues at the forefront of the opera.
"The times are fraught. Lit by lightning and divisiveness. Love, family, friends and the church are there when we need them. And we need them now. We need a song to soothe our sorrows as we confront painful, personal truths. We need music in our lives and our children near to help us repair heartache; music to ultimately lift us and celebrate the bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood togetherness."
—Tazewell Thompson, librettist and director
Blue runs June 16-28, 2020. Buy tickets now at https://www.lyricopera.org/blue?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Spotlight+on%3A+BLUE&utm_campaign=1920+-+Tour+of+the+Season+Blue+9-6
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