HELD: A Musical Fantasy

By Kelly Maxwell and Meghan Rose

Directed by Isabella Anastasia Leigh, Music Direction by Lisa Erdman

Born from Are We Delicious? and debuting at Broom Street Theatre, HELD journeyed to two productions in New York and now returns home for a multidisciplinary presentation featuring work by Arts for All (formerly VSA Wisconsin) and XTension Dance Company of Forte Studios.

In a different world, three childhood friends are trapped in a cell by a mysterious captor, The Blood Wizard. Zig-zagging through time, we learn the deep, complex relationships of the three: Korin, a dreamer with the power to conjure images, reckons with her vital role in their universe. Mera, a descendant of fierce warriors, contends with her destiny. Bardo, a baker, strives for peace, even as the threat of war is upon them. Complex feelings of friendship and love weave their way into the trio's relationship as they careen closer to finding the identity of their captor, and accepting their true feelings for one another. Luxurious music and sumptuous lyrics make HELD a heartrending, one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at Threshold, 2717 Atwood Ave.

Performances: October 17-19, 2019

Performance Times:
Community performances (Pay What You Wish): October 11, 7:00pm at Arts for All, 1709 Aberg Ave and October 12, 7:00pm at Forte Studios, 102 St. Grove St., Mt. Horeb.

Main performances October 17-19 at Threshold, 2717 Atwood Ave. October 17 performance is Pay What You Wish. We do ask that you make a reservation online for the Pay What You Wish performances so we can keep track of capacity, then bring a donation of any size to the performance.

October 18-19 performances are $20.

Ticket Prices: Pay What You Wish for October 11 (at Arts for All), October 12 (at Forte Studios) and October 17 (At Threshold). October 18-19 shows are $20. Reservations recommended, even for Pay What You Wish performances. Info at www.mtmadison.com

Call 800-838-3006 for reservations or more information.

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