The journey is the only true thing.|
We are at a crossroads in the Land of Oz. Twilight. A boy named Tip receives a mysterious prophecy from a dying Queen. Tip's resulting adventure into the unknown is the heart of Bright Now Beyond, a new music theatre piece by Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson, presented by Salvage Vanguard Theater.
Set decades after the events of The Wizard of Oz, this Oz has lost its luster, and faces hardships brought by drought and disillusionment. Bright Now Beyond draws loosely upon L. Frank Baum's second book in the series, The Marvelous Land of Oz. A pumpkin-headed man and a wooden sawhorse are brought to life by a magical powder. General Jinjur leads a bodacious girl army to the Emerald City in revolt against the dusty Scarecrow King. The Tin Woodsman sharpens his axe and prepares to join the battle. Throughout it all, Glinda, the legendary witch, searches for a lost bit of knowledge to turn a swelling tide, as Mombi, a malevolent sorceress, races to find Tip before he learns a secret so powerful it could change the Land of Oz forever!
By turns hilarious and poignant, Bright Now Beyond is one part trunk-show and one part ritual of remembrance. The piece explores what might lie beyond the edges of the self and invites us to let go of what we know in order to move down a new path. As the Scarecrow says, "the journey is the only true thing."
Directed by Will Davis and featuring: Cami Alys, Florinda Bryant, Wesley Bryant, Jacques Colimon, Robert Faires, Nitra Gutierrez, Heather Hanna, Daniel Alexander Jones, Jarrett King, Alexis Leah Scott, Carla Nickerson, and Robert Pierson.
Composed by Bobby Halvorson. Design by: Kathryn Eader, Charlie Llewellin, Mercedes Obanion, Leilah Stewart, Nitra Gutierrez, and Peter Stopschinski.
Performances run July 31st- August 23rd, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, except for the August 1st performance which begins at 7pm and includes a talkback session hosted with YWCA at the Salvage Vanguard Theater - 2803 E Manor Rd, Austin TX 78722.
Tickets start at $20; add a $10 donation for 1 FREE Ozma drink (vodka cocktail). $15 for youth/student tickets(at the DOOR only, bring valid ID!).
SEATING IS LIMITED so we strongly encourage you to buy in advance and plan to arrive early (seating first-come, first-serve, no exchanges or refunds) to claim your tickets by 7:45pm. SVT BOX OFFICE OPENS ONE HOUR BEFORE EACH PERFORMANCE. Concessions available in the lobby.
Salvage Vanguard Theater - MainStage (View)
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|