Arena Dinner Theatre Presents:
August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19,
Blood Brothers, by the author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, is a haunting rags to riches tragedy of our times. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her new born twins to the childless woman she cleans for. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. A narrator warns that a price has to be paid for separating twins: the lives of the blood brothers, who die on the day they find out they are related.
"A full bodied musical, a wonderful melodrama that is also a thoroughly modern ballad opera." - Wall Street Journal
"A genuine crowd pleaser...Blood Brothers remains a one-of-a-kind show...and no musical theater fan should fail to experience it." - Theater Week
"For years we have...longed for a show in which words and music, characterization and songs are given equal weight...Blood Brothers is such an event." - Time Out
"Blood Brothers sparkles on Broadway. Willy Russell has the gift for heartbreak...This musical's power to terrify, amuse and beguile gallops along...It is impossible to leave Blood Brothers unmoved. Even people who don't like musicals will love this work." - Connecticut Post
Directed by Jake Wilhelm