"BARNUM" Coming to Bridgeport High School Stage Feb. 23-25

By Julie Perine on January 16, 2018 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Roles have been cast in Bridgeport High School’s upcoming production of “BARNUM,” a Tony award-winning musical to be presented Feb. 23-25 at the school auditorium.
 
Following the BHS senior showcase, “Sister Act,” which took the stage in late-October, the “BARNUM” production is this year’s all-school play with student actors and ensemble members in grades 9-12.
 
The musical is based on the mid- to late-19th century life of P.T. Barnum, known as “The Greatest Showman on Earth.” His mission and passion was to create a show starring outcasts of society. Although his wife objected, he set out to make that dream come true.
 
It’s a joyful and moving musical portrait of the 19th century’s greatest show-biz legend and a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart, Brown said. Music is by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart and book by Mark Bramble. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson, the movie “The Greatest Showman” - also based on “The Greatest Showman on Earth” – opened in cinemas across the country Dec. 25.
 
Show times for the BHS all-school production of “BARNUM” are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. All tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, call 304-842-6785. They will also be available at the door. 



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