The Tony-winning musical “Hadestown” is making its South Florida debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts from December 6-11. Winning big at the 2018-2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the critically acclaimed show is a touching re-telling of Greek Mythology. Featuring the love stories between Orpheus and Eurydice along Hades and Persephone, set to the music of singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell. With visionary director Rachel Chavkin (of “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” fame) the show is placed in a jazzy, New Orleans-esque land of gods and men. Tickets are available here.
When Broadway theaters re-opened in 2021, “Hadestown” was the first show I was absolutely dying to go see. Its message of striving to find meaning in art and love while working towards improving the collective consciousness is such a sentiment I found to resonate so deeply with myself from discovering the Broadway cast album.
The current cast of “Hadestown” features Lana Gordon as Persephone, who was previously the alternate for Amber Grey once the show came back after lockdowns. As well as, Nathan Lee Graham as Hermes, Chibueze Ihuoma as Orpheus, Matthew Patrick Quinn as Hades, and Hannah Whitley as Eurydice. The Fates are played by Dominique Kempf, Belén Moyano, Nyla Watson. The Workers Chorus features Jordan Bollwerk, Lindsey Hailes, Courtney Lauster, Eddie Noel Rodríguez, and Jamari Johnson Williams. Swings for the tour include Miami native Alex Lugo, Tyla Collier, Ian Coulter-Buford, J. Antonio Rodriguez, and Cecilia Trippiedi.
“Hadestown” is a must-see epic about the struggle for love, art and bettering the world of gods and men.