Theater company not forgotten
Once upon a time, Milford had a wonderful theater company known as The American Stage Festival. It has been gone for many years, but it isn’t forgotten. Witness this announcement from the website Broadway World Palm Beach:
“The life and work of one of the country’s greatest and most admired folk balladeers is celebrated in the musical revue Woody Guthrie’s American Song, which Palm Beach Dramaworks will present this summer from July 13 to Aug. 5 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. There will be a specially priced preview on Thursday, July 12. Bruce Linser will direct.
“The show, conceived by Peter Glazer and orchestrated by Jeff Waxman, had its world premiere in 1988 at the American Stage Festival in Milford, N.H. It has since been seen at scores of theatres across the United States and earned numerous awards and countless accolades. The Boston Globe called it ‘a dazzling, dizzying explosion of Guthrie’s genius,” and the Seattle Timesraved that it is “an exuberant musical celebration of our nation, our history, and our shared humanity’.”