by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
This musical originated up the road at the Williamstown Theatre Festival before moving to Broadway, where it garnered several Tony awards, and is adapted from Robert James Waller's 1992 book — an incredible first novel that landed on the New York Times Bestseller List and stayed there for three years before being made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. The story revolves around Francesca Johnson, an Italian war bride now living in Winterset, Iowa in 1965. She has had eighteen years of a largely unfulfilling farm life, and when her husband Bud and two teenage children leave Iowa to attend a national 4H fair, she looks forward to a weekend free from responsibility. But then a stranger named Robert Kincaid, a photographer for National Geographic, drives up seeking directions to the covered bridges he's been assigned to photograph, and from that moment both of their lives will change.
September 4–October 22
Call 413-747-7797 for tickets
About the Majestic
Locally-produced professional live theater since 1997
Before it was a live theater, local residents may remember the Majestic Theater as a movie house. It has since been renovated and reimagined to bring live performances to the West Springfield area, giving local performance and technical artists the opportunity to thrive.
Every season at the Majestic consists of five productions (including at least one musical) featuring local actors. In addition to the subscription season, the summer includes children's theater, concerts, plays, open mic nights, and improvisational comedy shows.
Recently named the best place to see live theater in the Pioneer Valley in the Valley Advocate Readers' Poll, the Majestic continues to offer great theater thanks to the support and generosity of its subscribers (we currently have over 4,800). Learn how you can become a subscriber today!
Congratulations to the winners of 2017's Majestic Talent Night!
(L to R) First Place: Allyson Carnes
Second Place: Faith Rheault Third Place: Vanni Morello
Thanks to everyone for their participation this summer!