Milk and Honey
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 17 - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 - 4 p.m.
Jan McArt, producer and director
Terence Kirchgessner, conductor of the Lynn Philharmonia
Arthur Barnes, musical director
Rome Saladino, choreographer
Book by Don Appell
Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Exclusive production sponsor: Elaine Johnson Wold
Much of Jerry Herman’s 1961 musical Milk and Honey is derived from Israeli folk music and dance. The story is unabashedly sentimental, extolling the virtues of life in Israel, and the zeal and hard work of those who have transformed the desert land into an oasis.
There is a touching romance between Ruth Stein, a youngish American widow, and Phil Arkin, a retired American businessman who is married, but long separated from his wife. Phil is visiting his daughter, who has married a young Israeli pioneer. The story also centers on a busload of lonely American widows hoping to find romance while vacationing in Israel during the nation’s early days of independence.
$5 discount for each ticket with the purchase of any 2017–2018 Live at Lynn or Conservatory of Music subscription.
With series: $50 orchestra l $45 mezzanine
Individual: $70 box l $55 orchestra l $50 mezzanine