Maranatha High School Performing Arts: Songs for a New World Opens October 16!

It’s about that one moment; that moment when you hit the wall, when you have to make a choice to go on or turn back. That is what Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs For A New World” is all about. It’s the first picture of the American experience aboard a 16th century sailing ship as the passengers ask the Lord for strength to complete the journey to the New World. It’s the mother of an American Revolutionary War soldier who anxiously awaits the end of the brutal war with no other way to manage her fear and frustration than to sew a flag. It’s the determined young man in the Bronx who dreams of his life as a famous basketball player. It’s the pain and heartache of the young woman who married well, but chose money over love.

“Songs For A New World” is a theatrical song-cycle featuring seven of our most talented singer/actors taking on one of the most challenging scores we have ever tackled. And from the way rehearsals have been sounding and looking, conquering it. The show will take place on the Commons Terrace on the 3rd floor of the Academic Center, overlooking our beautiful campus. It is the perfect setting for our talented students, accompanied by a five piece band, to transport us to that place, that moment of decision, surrounded by the beauty of the evening. The show dates and times are October 16-18 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students, available online at or at the door the night of the performances.

Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit



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