Hadestown

Where a Song Can Change Your Fate

The winner of 8 Tony Awards® 
including Best Musical!


Greek Mythology Meets New Orleans Jazz

Hadestown is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, set against a more familiar background inspired by the New Orleans jazz bar scene around 1920s-30s.

Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.


A Love Story for Today

Orpheus is determined to save his beloved Eurydice from Hadestown and sets off on a journey to the underworld to find her. Along the way, he must face challenges sent by the gods as well as those found from within himself.


A Young Fresh Creative Team

From the creative minds of celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell – and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.)

Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.


Teacher Reviews

A Modern Vision of Musical Theatre

May 16, 2023

A fresh take on storytelling while maintaining the roots of musical theatre tradition. The show is filled with passion and immaculate talent! Very innovative, exciting and moving. A modern vision of musical theatre in the best way possible!

Emilija

A Study Guide at a whole new Level

May 6, 2023

This show is so perfect to bring Greek mythology and stories to life. The music and storyline are so rich and encourages my students to see what their reading in a whole new light.

Audrey Kaplan

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