DBHS to stage ‘Songs for a New World’

By WVUSD

DIAMOND BAR-The Diamond Bar High School Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 season with a production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. The show times are February 24, and 25 at 7p.m. and February 26 at 4 p.m. in the Diamond Bar High School theater. Tickets are $15 for students and $18 for adults, and are available at www.seatyourself.biz/dbhsdrama.The public is welcome.

The show is being produced, directed, and performed by DBHS Theatre Arts Academy students.  The program provides students who aspire to go into the arts, higher level one-on-one and small group instruction in theatre performance.  Students also complete yearly internships with theatre companies where they get hands-on experience in all aspects of production.

Songs for a New World is an abstract musical composed of various songs centering around the theme “the moment of decision.” As composer Jason Robert Brown says, “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” The audience is taken from a Sixteenth century ship to the window ledge of a New York penthouse as they follow the lives of characters on the precipice of decision.

 

Diamond Bar High School is located at 21400 E. Pathfinder Road in Diamond Bar.