JOHNNY & THE DEVIL'S BOX: A Workshop Reading Comes to Belmont's Troutt Theatre.

JOHNNY & THE DEVIL'S BOX: A Workshop Reading Comes to Belmont's Troutt Theatre.

Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (Belmont alum) is premiering a workshop reading of his new musical, Johnny & the Devil's Box with Belmont University's Musical Theatre Program this Saturday, May 19th at 6 pm at Belmont's Troutt Theatre.

Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with the threat of the law, a death in the family, a fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player the South has ever known. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of all, the Devil himself?

Inspired by myths of fiddlers' dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso's egotism and hellish temptation. Told largely through American folk inspired music, the show is built to stir the audience's urge to get up and dance.

Written by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman with direction by John Hurley, choreography by Jennifer Jancuska, and music supervision by Scott Wasserman.

This event is open and free to the public.

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