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"...a musical in the mould of Les Miserables, but in many ways more accessible, and often with better tunes..." - Jonathan Wilson, Scotsman.com

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The Scarlet Letter is about passion: for a man, a woman and a child; for honor, glory, God, science and the perfect society.

Each character in this powerful drama is intensely passionate about something, and it is where those passions cross that the show finds its energy.

TSL premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2001 to sell-out audiences and 5-star reviews in the national press. The show was performed in concert at the Acorn Theatre off-Broadway and at the Greenwich Theatre in London. TSL was developed over in workshop over 2 years in Boston, Washington D.C. and most recently in Portland, Maine. Adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of the same name, this two-act book musical reverently tells the story of Hester Prynne, a seamstress condemned for adultery in early New England, and the plot of her mysterious husband to root out and torture her lover. Through a majestic score of intimate character-pieces and large-scale musical scenes, TSL forges the many passions into a monumental show about being true to one's self while being true to the whole, about the birth of a nation, and of a dream. Its melodies are as accessible as they are inspirational, profoundly moving as they are thought-provoking.

Hawthorne's story is a literary classic that is beloved by people of all ages. Its message is timeless, its emotions penetrating -- and as a musical it promises to reach people not only as entertainment but inspiration.

 

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