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2019s Grammy Award Winner for Best Musical Theater Album!
Having left Broadway spellbound, this exquisite new musical from Itamar Moses and David Yazbeck heads out on tour. A hit with critics and audiences alike, the show explores a softer side to the Middle East conflict as we follow the fortunes of an Egyptian Police Band as they are stranded overnight in isolated town in the Israeli desert due to a language mix up at the border. Stuck waiting for the next bus and with no hotels in town, it falls on the friendly and curious locals to take in the musicians, where each side discover more about themselves and their shared humanity.
Adapted from the award-winning 2007 film, Tony-winner Yazbeck has crafted a new original score capturing life, loss and the enchantment of the desert, alongside Moses' touching and heart-warming book. A Critic's pick in the New York Times, prepare to moved by a show the paper called, 'One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.'
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Based on the 2007 critically acclaimed movie by Eran Kolirin, this new musical adaptation sees two very different cultures mesh together throughout the course of one-night. A simple spelling mistake at the Egypt/Israel border sees the Alexandria Police Band redirected to the wrong town, where there is no public transport, nor hotels. Taken in by the charitable restaurant owner as they discuss their predicament, the band are invited to stay at his various relatives' homes overnight. Love is in the air for one member of the band, which culminates in an enchanting evening at the local ice-skating rink. The others realise that their lives are changed forever after this change in circumstance.