BKLYN: The Musical, a Collaboration with Buchholz High School, Opens September 16 at the Acrosstown

Press release from Acrosstown Repertory Theater

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with After-Hours Theatre (Buchholz Players), is pleased to announce its production of BKLYN: The Musical, Book, Music, & Lyrics by Mark Schoenfeld & Barri McPherson; Directed by Ted Lewis.

BKLYN: The Musical is a story within a story. On the one hand, you have a troupe of street performers who are sharing a story from their lives, using it to help you see them as people, too. Then there is the story they tell – the story of a young girl who comes to the U.S. to find the father she never knew. Together these stories create a show that is both touching and inspiring, drawing the audience into a live theater experience to remember.

BKLYN: The Musical opens Thursday, September 16, and runs until October 3; showtimes are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m., at the Acrosstown Repertory Theater (619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601, in the historic Baird Center across from Heartwood Soundstage and next door to Akira Wood). 

There is a $5 “sneak preview” performance on Wednesday, September 15. 

Tickets are $20 for the general public with a $5 discount for seniors (55+), students, teachers, first responders, veterans, and active military, and may be purchased below. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.

At the time of this writing, masks are expected to be worn in the theater.

Ticketing: BKLYN: The Musical Tickets in Gainesville, FL, United States 

Produced through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (www.broadwaylicensing.com)

Funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences, and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

  • ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
  • our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
  • other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.