Head on over to Dramaworks on the 200 block of Clematis Street before August 5th and enjoy the ensemble cast perform Woody Guthrie’s American Song. Every word written by the folk singer and champion of social justice Woody Guthrie.
Each of the actors play multiple instruments, often playing more than one instrument at the same time, and are backed up by the hugely talented and local Lubben Brothers.
The performance and casting of the Lubben Brothers was so spectacular that SouthFlorida.com wrote “In the 20 years that ‘Woody Guthrie’s American Song’ has been performed, it is hard to imagine a more perfect union than the one formed onstage between the words and music of the iconic dreamer and the remarkable musicianship and humble idealism of West Palm Beach’s Lubben Brothers.”
The reviews are in and the show is a MUST SEE.
Palm Beach Daily News writes: “If you’re a fan of 20th century protest troubadour Woody Guthrie you’re bound to love Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song. But even if you’re not, this high-energy show is likely to charm you.”
Even West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio got a review in on her facebook page: “Last night we saw Woody Guthrie’s American Song at Dramaworks. What an amazing show. The musicians were incredibly talented and the songs as relevant today as they were in the 30’s and 40’s.”
Get Out South Florida writes: “I cried at the end when the entire cast sang ‘This Land is Your Land’….more timely than ever. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is some bluegrass or country music show. Woody Guthrie’s American Song is about the America we all love…and a fitting end to an incredible season at Palm Beach Dramaworks.”
Palm’s West Monthly’s Robert Hagelstein rounds it up nicely in his great review. “The simplicity and the beauty of the music evoke those of gospel songs and hymns. It is astounding what Guthrie could do musically with just a few chords, songs sometimes just a variation on the others. His heart-rending words take flight in this production.”