Where Eagles Fly - A Better Place
New Irish Musical! Direct From Ireland! National Premiere in September, 2024!
Where Eagles Fly - A Better Place is an Irish American musical that tells the story of courage and humanity, set against a backdrop of momentous historical events. It is a story of exile, emigration and courage to leave loved ones behind, searching for a better place.
Set against the backdrop of centuries old Ireland, this lavish production traces a history back over 400 years and 3,000 miles to tell the story of a proud people, brought to their knees by starvation, strife, persecution, and poverty. But, like all oppressed nations, they will not be bowed or beaten and will triumph against adversity in the end. The journey is seen through the eyes of several generations of emigrants from Ireland; one of those being Andrew Jackson, who became the 7th President of the United States.
Where Eagles Fly features an International cast of multi-talented performers. With state of the art staging, some 300 costumes, imaginative visuals, memorable songs, dance and music, this production is above all a great story that audiences will never forget. It’s the journey of hope and promise that stirs in us all, as told through Irish eyes.
"Lush and gorgeous as to raise the hair on your arms. This is not a juke-box collection of well-known Irish songs, but songs that are equally hummable, bringing wonderful contemporary Irish sounds together with highly accessible music"
- Broadway World
November 8, 2023 Arts News Now
Philadelphia, PA – A concert style performance highlighting songs from a brand-new Irish musical, Where Eagles Fly - A Better Place, will launch in Philadelphia in September 2024. A special engagement at the Union League of Philadelphia took place on November 8, 2023 with performances by Irish actors/singers with narration by Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones). Where Eagles Fly presents the story of a people, who, in the face of enormous adversity, resolutely refused to let their spirit be broken.
The show is set to have its national launch here in Philadelphia in September 2024 with tickets going on sale in March 2024. Councilman Mike Driscoll said, “I am truly proud to support Where Eagles Fly, a first-class musical production celebrating immigration and the Irish experience and highlighting the great City of Philadelphia and its rich history.”
Opening Night will benefit the Eagles Autism Foundation. “The Eagles Autism Foundation is honored to be the charitable beneficiary of the Irish Musical, Where Eagles Fly,” said Ryan Hammond, Executive Director, Eagles Autism Foundation (EAF). “Through the stewardship of Eagles Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Lurie, EAF is dedicated to making a transformational impact in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. A portion of proceeds from Where Eagles Fly ticket sales will directly fund innovative autism research and care programs, positively impacting our Eagles autism community.”
“Emigration, separation, love, loyalty, faith, religion, repression, politics, employment, poverty and hunger are the realities of today’s world just as they were 400 years ago,” said Composer John Anderson. “Where Eagles Fly - A Better Place is a universal story, and all the elements are still with us today, all over the world.”
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