Press Release: Bold, The Musical
Orlando, FL, Release: June 19th, 2019. For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christina Turngren, Marketing Director | (727)-501-4213 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: August 8-11, 2019
The Unity Players present the premiere of Bold, The Musical at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Bold is an original musical based on real-life stories of courageous women and their paths to becoming extraordinary war heroes. The book, music, and lyrics are written by Tristan Bishop.
This production is a charity benefit for Central Florida foster group homes.
Orders came directly from Winston Churchill proclaiming, “Set Europe ablaze!” And so, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) was born. This clandestine organization recruited men and women to fight alongside resistance movements behind enemy lines. The women of the SOE seized their moment in the heat of World War II to fight for freedom, and they proved to be especially effective at avoiding detection by the Nazis. The SOE leadership understood the fact that a woman was every bit bold as a man. The organization was instrumental in the success of D-Day and, ultimately, the end of the war. Winston Churchill credited the secret organization with shortening the war by 6 months.
The score features soaring pop melodies, strong hip-hop beats and time-honored musical theatre styles. Each principal character brings a contrasting style to the story while emphasizing unity and equality. The story follows the Dubois, a Jewish family, from Nantes Saint-Nazaire, France. The family personifies the immense cost of the war. Through rapped storytelling and powerful fight choreography we are introduced to the devastation of the times. Families are torn apart, and people are forced to flee their homes. And somehow hope remains through it all.
When France is liberated, and the war ends it seems a question remains unanswered: What have we learned?
As this production is a charity benefit, a majority of net proceeds will be donated to iPrevail, to support the Friends of Foster Homes program. The production features a cast of theatre veterans who have volunteered their talents in the cast, crew, and creative team. Bold is directed by Siobhan Gale and features choreography by Iris Johnson and Sally Mementowski.
Run Time: 120 minutes | Tickets: https://www.drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2019/bold/
About Unity Players, Inc: The Unity Players are a Florida-based 501(c)3 corporation that channels the power of the arts to help those in need. The organization was founded in 2017 to leverage our experience in music and theater and align it with volunteer projects. The Unity Players’ vision is to use our gifts to impact local children, and our mission is to connect and coordinate volunteer directors, choreographers, actors, musicians and technicians, to raise both awareness and funds for local foster group homes.