May 3-5 and 10-12: The Bridges of Madison County Musical

May 3-5 and 10-12: The Bridges of Madison County Musical

The Wayne Theatre in downtown Waynesboro presents six performances of The Bridges of Madison County Musical on May 3-5 and 10-12. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for students for each performance in our Broadway music series.

Liz Leone and Steven Anzuini headline the all-star cast of 13 with their amazing vocals.

“We are so delighted to bring this beautiful musical to the Wayne stage,” said director Hank Fitzgerald. “This musical will move you to tears with a stunning Tony award-winning score and exceptional voices.”

The musical will also mark the first time the Wayne Theatre has incorporated a live orchestra in the pit for one of its Broadway shows. Conducted by Sarah Cramer, the orchestra will include Christopher Nicholson on piano/keyboard, John Hoy on guitar/mandolin, Austin McClenehan on percussion, and Andrew Willett on bass/guitar/keyboard.

“The live orchestra element truly brings a new level to our Wayne productions,” said Wayne Theatre executive director Tracy Straight. “The music will surely touch your soul and leave audience members breathless.”

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?” Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance is about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross. With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is touching and powerful.

PLOT: Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.



The cast

Directed By Hank Fitzgerald
Vocal Direction By Sarah Cramer

Francesca Johnson: Liz Leone
Robert Kincaid: Steve Anzuini

Carolyn: Madison Hite
Richard “Bud” Johnson: Robb Zahm
Michael: Jason Fitts
Marge: Miranda West
Charlie: CJ Desantis
Marian: Renee Wagner Polen
Chiara: Simone Cameon
Fair Singer: Sean Donelley
Radio Singer/Waitress: Sharon Fitz
Ensemble: Catherine Shearman
Ensemble: Simone Cameon

Conducted by Sarah Cramer
Christopher Nicholson on piano/keyboard
John Hoy on guitar/mandolin
Austin McClenehan on percussion
Andrew Willett on bass/guitar/keyboard

The Bridges of Madison County is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Upcoming Events

May 3-5 and 10-12: The Bridges of Madison County Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents The Bridges of Madison County on May 3-5 and 10-12, 2019. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Beginning May 7: Preschool Workshops

Through music, movement and innovative storytelling, we will explore ways to feed their imaginations while learning the basics of theatrical performance.

May 17: The Grand Gala with Mike Super

The Wayne Theatre presents The Grand Gala fundraiser on Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. Dress to the nines and support the Wayne during our annual Gala event where we literally roll out the red carpet for you - our strongest supporters.

June 10-14: Imagination Stage Summer Camp

Using dramatic play movement, music, with a hint of visual art, we will explore variety of theatre subjects including improvisation, physical theatre, and acting. Recommended for grades K-5.

Production Camp: Junie B. Jones Jr. The Musical

During this two-week program June 17-28, students will work with Director Hank Fitzgerald and his creative team to present Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr. Recommended for Grades 4-12.

June 13: USAF Heritage Brass

The Wayne Theatre presents the United States Air Force Heritage of American Band, Heritage Brass, on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m.

June 28-29: Junie B. Jones Jr. The Musical

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends - and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school.

June 30: Nightingales of the Shenandoah Valley

The Wayne Theatre presents Nightingales of the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, June 30, for one show at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students/$18 for adults.

August 8-18: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Matilda The Musical on August 8-11 and 15-18, 2019.


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