Where Eagles Fly - The Musical Direct from Ireland

Reported on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Pictured Above: A scene from the new Irish musical, A Better Place…Where Eagles Fly. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Where Eagles Fly - The Musical direct from Ireland is inspired by the story of the Irish and Scots-Irish Settlement in Philadelphia

Newsroom Post: PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

Philadelphia, PA Where Eagles Fly – The Musical tells timeless stories of courage and humanity, set against a backdrop of momentous historical events. Direct from Ireland, the musical makes its U.S. debut in Philadelphia and will run from September 26, 2024 to October 6, 2024 at the Miller Theater, 250 S. Broad Street. Opening Night, which is a benefit for the Eagles Autism Foundation, will be on Friday, September 27, 2024. Tickets range in price from $40 to $130 and are on sale now. Tickets can be ordered at https://www.ensembleartsphilly.org/events-and-tickets/2024-25/rentals/where-eagles-fly/.

Premiering this new musical in Philadelphia is both a homecoming and an acknowledgment of the deep and enduring links with ancestors who made this journey all those years ago when Philadelphia became a cradle of Irish culture. The first Irish and Scottish immigrants arrived in Pennsylvania as far back as the 1600s. They continued to arrive in Philadelphia between 1718 and 1774, as the fame of the colony relating to religious freedom, opportunity and fertile soil had spread far and wide. 

Pictured Above: “Swords Dance,” a scene from the new Irish musical, A Better Place…Where Eagles Fly. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Lead Executive Producer Trevor Marshall and Co-Producer Diane McGraw are thrilled to open the show in Philadelphia. Marshall said, “After having great success in Europe, we are ready to present Where Eagles Fly The Musical in America, and we believe that Philadelphia is the perfect location. We are eager to watch the audience reaction to this dramatic, historic production.” 

Diane McGraw, who has worked in various leadership positions in tourism, entertainment, and sports in Philadelphia and throughout the country, is the American partner in this project. “I am so proud to launch the U.S. tour in Philadelphia. Coming from a Scots-Irish family myself, I look forward to seeing audiences share the intense emotional connection with their own family stories. I know they will love it as much as I do.”

Where Eagles Fly The Musical is a story of exile, emigration, and the courage to leave loved ones behind, searching for a better place. Showcasing stories from Irish settlers over four centuries and highlighting the many contributions the Irish made to American history and culture, Where Eagles Fly The Musical is a universal story touching on the experience of countless millions of people from all over the world whose untold journeys of hope and promise brought them to the shores of America to forge a better life for themselves, their families and their descendants.  

Pictured Above: A scene from the new Irish musical, A Better Place…Where Eagles Fly. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Composer John Anderson said, “The quest for a better life is a universal urge, a deeply rooted human value we all share. The story of the Irish is a universal story that unites us all.”

The September 27 Opening Night performance of Where Eagles Fly The Musical will benefit the Philadelphia Eagles Autism Foundation. “The Eagles Autism Foundation is honored to be the charitable beneficiary of the Irish Musical, Where Eagles Fly The Musical” 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.”

Members of the cast of Where Eagles Fly – The Musical will be in Philadelphia to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They will be performing a number from the show during the parade.

For tickets, visit https://www.ensembleartsphilly.org/events-and-tickets/2024-25/rentals/where-eagles-fly/. For more information about Where Eagles Fly The Musical, visit www.whereeaglesflythemusical.com.

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