Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater to Salute Folk Music with THE LONESOME TRAVELER
Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with The Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical at the Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
"The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Donovan, Cat Stevens, Don McClean, James Taylor, Van Morrison with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen,"said Jeffrey Gabel, the Majestic's founding executive director. "It's going to be an old-fashioned hootenanny!"
Charismatic young singers and multi-instrumentalists return us to a time when music brought us together - when it changed us. Complete with period costumes and multimedia projections, this unforgettable concert event features romantic duets, patriotic songs, church hymns, union anthems and songs of protest, taking us from the 1920s to the 1960s and beyond- from the front porches of Appalachia to the nightclubs of San Francisco and New York - from the festival stages of Newport to the sound stages of Los Angeles. Songs like: "If I Had a Hammer," "Puff The Magic Dragon," "This Land is Your Land," "This Little Light of Mine," "Blowin in the Wind", "Like a Rolling Stones", "Turn, Turn Turn", "American Pie", and "Hallelujah". Folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary has enthusiastically endorsed the show.
The story of folk music is truly the story of an ever-changing America so join us for an inspiring evening of great music as The Lonesome Traveler presents a revealing perspective of the roots forever embedded in our culture, bringing together audiences of all ages.
Tickets start at $33 and can be purchased by calling 717-337-8200, visiting gettysburgmajestic.org or stopping by the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon until 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Free parking and roundtrip shuttle service is available from Gettysburg College's Constitution Parking Lot. Shuttle starts one hour before the performance and is ADA accessible. Metered parking is available at the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage in Race Horse Alley as well as along Carlisle Street.
The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College as a cultural treasure for its campus and the community.