Sunday, November 6, 2016

1st Parish Bridgewater Theater Production Press Release

On the heels of its 300th anniversary, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church will be premiering a musical entitled “Fireflies,” a heartfelt show for all ages about life, death, memories, and the enduring power of love set to music from the 60’s to the present. The show will take place at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday, November 11th, or Saturday, November 12th, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at the door, and are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for guests ages 12 and under.

“Fireflies” is the directorial debut of playwright Tony Winters, member of First Parish and alumnus of Bridgewater State University. Winters has written several non-musical plays, and this production is his first musical endeavor.

“‘Fireflies’ tells the story of a family crisis 13 years in the making,” Winters says, “and will bring the audience on a musical and emotional journey.” Winters selected music that audience members of any generation could enjoy. The show will feature songs from The Beatles, Florence and the Machine, James Taylor, and Muse, among many more.

In addition to being Winter’s premiere stage production, “Fireflies” is also the first performance of the First Parish Players. This new theater company consists of 13 members of the church, many of whom have been First Parish members for over 20 years. Winters added that, “Our cast is talented, hardworking, and excited to give the audience a night to remember while giving back to their church community.”

All proceeds from the show will benefit the First Parish 300th anniversary fund.

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