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    Celestial City

    Presented by at The Umbrella Community Arts Center

    September 22 - October 7, 2012


    Celestial City

    “And as I slept, I dreamed a dream.” Once there was scarcely a home in England where these words would not be recognized as part of the opening lines of the world’s best-selling spiritual quest story, “The Pilgrim’s Progress.”

    New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater’s original adaptation of this classic story, “Celestial City: The Story of John Bunyan and His ‘Pilgrim’s Progress,’” is coming to the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, in Concord, Massachusetts, with thirteen performances, September 22nd through October 7th, 2012.

    Hailed as “the ancestor to the English novel,” “The Pilgrim’s Progress” has never been out of print. For more than 250 out of its 334 years in publication, it has been the world’s best-selling book, next to the Bible. It has been translated into more than 200 languages. It is the story of Everyman, embraced by people of all nations and it is an adventure story for audiences of all ages.

    This musical retelling of Bunyan’s work and life is written and directed by Concord composer David MacAdam and features 37 actors, singers and dancers ready to take you on the journey of a lifetime. It’s all here—the Hill Difficulty, Palace Beautiful, Vanity Fair, mountaintop exhilarations, valleys of humiliation, dungeons of despair and the unpredictable twists and turns on what proves to be the dangerous, yet rewarding, road of life.
    Glenn Gray of Sudbury, Massachusetts, who has preformed with New Life Fine Arts productions in England and Israel, as well as in the Boston area, returns in the role of the real-life John Bunyan and his fantasy counterpart in the allegorical character of Pilgrim. “People are moved by the show,“ says Gray, “but not just superficially. It’s a deep-down, feel-good show. We’ve received phenomenal response. ”
    New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater, based in Concord, has been staging original musical productions to the delight of theatergoers in the Greater Boston area since 1987, including such musical entertainment as “Scrooge,” an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” “Ruth,” a musical based on the biblical story, and “Song on the Wind,” the rarely told story of Concord’s earliest days and the townspeople’s relationships to the indigenous people.

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center

    40 Stow St
    Concord, MA 01742

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Tickets are:
    General Admission: $20
    Students (13-21) & Seniors (65+): $18
    Children (12-): $16
    Discount $2 off/ticket on orders through Sept 14th @11:59PM

    Also, we are offering a $12/ticket group rate, for groups of 10 or more, for the first four performances, Sept. 22-26. This discount is available to anyone purchasing at a group rate on or before Sept. 14th. After that date only churches on our mailing list who received a letter with a promo code will be able to purchase at this discount group rate for the first four performances thru Sunday Sept. 23rd.

    Group rates begin at 10 persons or more for a single performance and must be purchased in advance of the performance date through our Ticket Management Agency, either online or by calling toll free (877) 746-9755.

    Group rate pricing for first 4 performances only: Sept. 22 - 26
    Matinees @2:00 p.m. Sept. 22 & 23
    Evenings @7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 & 26
    $12/ticket valid for purchase thru Sept. 14 @11:59 p.m.
    $14/ticket after Sept. 14 @11:59 p.m.
    (Purchase at the $12/ticket rate extend thru Sept. 23 for groups w/ promo code only for our first four performances only. Sept. 22 - 26)

    Group rate pricing for all other performances: Sept. 28 - Oct. 7
    Matinees @2:00 p.m. Sept. 29 & 30; Oct. 6 & 7
    Evenings @7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 & 29; Oct. 3,5 & 6
    $14/ticket valid for purchase thru Sept. 14 @11:59 p.m.
    $16/ticket after Sept. 14 @11:59 p.m.

    Phone: (877) 746-9755

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