Hickory – Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, is visiting the Ridgeview Branch Library on Saturday, February 23 at 2:30 pm with their musical production of Freedom Songs.
This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues, music has long been an integral part of American history which is celebrated in this production.
Bright Star’s professional actor/singers take audiences on a musical tour through hundreds of years of history, sampling songs that spread across centuries and continents, and explaining the history behind these famous ballads, hymns and musical styles.
Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 1st Street and 7th Avenue SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center. All library programs are free and open to the public.
Photo: Scene from Bright Start Theatre’s Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History.