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SONGS FROM THE TALL GRASS - The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Randy Hale*
Book by Michael Ross, Phoef Sutton, Emily Corey and Randy Hale
Band and choral arrangements by David Pinto and Randy Hale
Once Was A Pioneer lyrics by Adryan Russ and Randy Hale

*All lyrics written by Randy Hale and based on original materials from American prairie songbooks, circa 1862-1910. All music by Randy Hale except Home on the Range, Colorado Trail and Boll Weevil.

The Greeks have their Odyssey. Finland has its Kalevala. And now the Great Plains of America has Songs From The Tall Grass. A new musical that follows a modern story within an historical journey, Songs From The Tall Grass is truly an epic poem of the prairie. Using a musical theater setting, Songs From The Tall Grass weaves lyrics from musical primers from the 1800s with original, modern-day music to create a feast for the contemporary ear. Wrapped around a story of discovery, Songs From The Tall Grass delivers real tales from the past that captivate audiences, enchant the senses, and stimulate thoughtful discussions about history, family, and our hopes for the future.

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Winner of both the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius grant as well as the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant, Songs From The Tall Grass fittingly made its world's premiere at the historic Ford's Theater in Washington, DC, the cornerstone of American history and culture. Text End

Songs is a family must-see.”
- Potomac News