Lyric Stage presents the World Premiere of Larry Gatlin's New Musical
Event tags: Larry Gatlin, David Phelps, Country Music, Theatre, Musical Theatre, New Musicals, World Premiere
A new musical written by and starring Country Music Legend Larry Gatlin.
April 28 – May 7, 2017
Carpenter Performance Hall at the Irving Arts Center
Nashville, Tenn. (March 8, 2017) — Quanah, the Parker Family Saga is a new musical written by Grammy Award-winning country music legend Larry Gatlin. It is the story of Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief, his mother Cynthia Ann Parker and the Parker Family settling in Texas. It is also about the survival and ascendancy of the great Comanche people. It is, in part, a tragic, sad, heartbreaking story—a story of war, bloodshed, death and heartbreak—but it is, more importantly, a story celebrating the strength and power of the human spirit. Gatlin’s wife Janis—who says he is never wrong—believes that it is the best music he has ever written.
Gatlin says, “as a kid in west Texas, I always had a vivid imagination and I loved to make up stories with which to entertain my friends and playmates. For the last 30 years, as I have grown into an old coot, I have allowed my vivid imagination to run wild, much like Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief. I invite you to come join us… use your imagination and let our wonderful cast, orchestra and crew tell you this incredible story.”
Multiple Dove and Grammy Award-winning artist David Phelps is Quanah. Gatlin will play Old Ranger. The supporting cast includes Brett Warner as Lucinda, Lauren Scott as Cynthia Ann, Daron Cockerell as Nauda, Sony Franks as McKenzie and Tim Brawner as James Parker.
Quanah composer Galen Butler conducts the Lyric Stage Orchestra with direction and choreography by John De Los Santos.
Performances are April 28 and 29 and May 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 PM and April 30 and May 6 at 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, Texas.
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