What Story Shall We Tell?
That’s the question asked by a Greek chorus to begin this rousing musical. And what story do they tell? A story worthy of legend but lost to history: the story of how and why the gods were cast from Mt. Olympus.
The princess of Athens and the prince of Thebes are to be married. But an oracle portends doom. The mortals challenge the Fates. The gods intervene. And what follows is a tale filled with such magic, mystery, and emotion it could only be realized in a rich, full-scale musical. A lush, sophisticated score (sometimes rollicking, sometimes tender) complements and drives this impassioned story, which includes surprising romances, unlikely heroes, and, of course, the incomparable gods in all of their majestic, decadent glory.
Moving from a war-ravaged earth to the dark depths of Tartarus and on to the gilded palace of Olympus – winding from outrageous comedy to harrowing tragedy before ending in a blaze of unforeseeable triumph – this is the original story of how the people of earth, heroes and criminals, princes and slaves, band together, subvert fate, and overthrow the tyrannical gods of ancient Greece.
Myth is a tale in two acts.
The story is told by a Greek chorus, from which spring the actors for specific roles. Myth features fourteen lead and supporting roles (nine males, five females), with an additional thirteen roles or groups to be played by the remaining chorus members (at least six males, six females). An optimal production will have between twenty-six and thirty actors.
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