Show Way The Musical
Soonie’s great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She began to stitch a Show Way, a quilt with secret meanings to show enslaved people the way to freedom. As each generation passes, the Show Way shines a light on the past and paves a road to the future, stitching together possibility and promise.
From Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences, Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning story of history, love, and resilience becomes a world premiere stage adaptation directed by Schele Williams with new music by Tyrone L. Robinson.
This is a sensory-friendly performance.
A World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission
By Jacqueline Woodson
Adapted from her book Show Way, illustrated by Hudson Talbott
Music and Lyrics by Tyrone L. Robinson
Choreographed by Tiffany Quinn
Music Directed by Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Directed by Schele Williams
A study guide will be added to this website 6 weeks prior to the show.Reserve seats
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About the Student Matinee Series
Student matinees are a series of special 60-minute daytime performances for K-12 students featuring internationally renowned artists. A student matinee is the perfect way to bring the arts to life in a fun and memorable way. Participating schools will also receive in-depth study materials with lesson plans and arts-integration opportunities to use in your classroom.