Bristol Riverside Celebrates American Folk Music with Lonesome Traveler: The Concert

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Lonesome Traveler: The Concert on April 11-15. This stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical showcases the enduring power and popularity of American folk music in the last century. The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Peter Seeger and the Weavers, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Donovan, Cat Stevens, Don McClean, James Taylor, and Van Morrison, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. Complete with period costumes and multimedia projections, this unforgettable concert event features romantic duets, patriotic songs, church hymns, union anthems, and songs of protest, moving from the 1920s to the 1960s and beyond, from the front porches of Appalachia to the nightclubs of San Francisco and New York.

Performances are Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM, Thursday, April 12 at 7:30PM, Friday, April 13 at 8:00PM, Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, and Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 PM. Tickets starting at $30 are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the BRT Box Office at 215-785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA.

"This jukebox folk musical returns us to a time when music brought us together, when it changed us," said BRT Artistic Director Keith Baker. "With such classic favorites as "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 Stone," "Turn Turn Turn," "American Pie," and "Hallelujah," Lonesome Traveler presents a revealing perspective of the roots forever embedded in our culture."

BRT's Mainstage season concludes with the farcical period-piece musical Triumph of Love on May 1-20.

Since 1986, BRT has continued to bring critically acclaimed professional theatre to Bucks County. The theatre is the recipient of over 68 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by Theatre Philadelphia. Under the direction of Artistic Director Keith Baker and Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community. In addition to its Mainstage productions, BRT offers four concerts including the holiday tradition An American Christmas Songbook, the new play development series America Rising, and the summer theater arts camp ArtRageous. For information, visit www.brtstage.org

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