Broadway Musical “Amazing Grace” Comes to Proctors [Berkshire on Stage]
The Broadway musical Amazing Grace is taking its inspirational message of hope and redemption on the road as part of a 23-week national tour, including at stop at Proctors in Schenectady this weekend. After its SRO eight-week run at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., the “exhilarating” musical will tour the country playing 26 states through April, 2018.
Tickets for the two performances of Amazing Grace at 2 & 8pm Saturday (March 17) are now on sale, priced from $20–$60.
John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father — a slave trader — or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, Newton embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds him in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
Brimming with emotion and adventure, Amazing Grace is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.