Be the first to see the world premiere of August Rush: The Musical. Internationally acclaimed director John Doyle, who earned a Tony Award for Sweeney Todd and also staged the Broadway revival of The Color Purple starring Jennifer Hudson, will direct this new stage adaption of the critically acclaimed Warner Brothers film. Working closely with Paramount on this never-before-seen musical is Mark Mancina, the celebrated composer of the film’s platinum selling soundtrack, who continues as composer and co-lyricist for the new stage version of August Rush. Mancina arranged and produced many songs for The Lion King and contributed music to Disney’s hit film Moana. The creative team includes Emmy Award-winning bookwriter and co-lyricist Glen Berger, who co-wrote the book for Broadway’s SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Orchestrations and additional music are by Dave Metzger, who orchestrated the films August Rush, Training Day and Tarzan and received a Tony nomination for his work on Disney’s The Lion King.
11:00 am-light lunch at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in downtown Aurora.
1:00 pm-orchestra seat for the new musical August Rush
$95.00 for Sarah Siddons Society members includes light lunch and an Orchestra Seat (limit 2 tickets for member)
$115.00 for nonmembers includes light lunch and an Orchestra Seat (limit 1 ticket per person)