Whistle Down the Wind Blows into EPAC, Tickets On-Sale Now!
The EPAC Repertory Company will present "Whistle Down the Wind" - Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Jim Steinman, March 22nd - 25th, at the Robert Eckert Theater in Endicott, NY. Directed by Patrick Foti, with musical direction by Paula Bacorn, this amazing local cast has the opportunity to produce this Andrew Lloyd Webber show for the first time in the Southern Tier.
About the Musical, Whistle Down the Wind
Whistle Down the Wind revolves around the time and place where the word teenager was invented. Swallow, a 15 year-old-girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ,” it’s as if all her prayers have been answered.
Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside—the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding in their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music, with lyrics by acclaimed Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler songwriter Jim Steinman. It features “No Matter What,” which was covered by Boyzone, hitting number one in 18 countries.
Whistle Down the Wind contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days—something which the community at its heart yearns to return to. The show is a great choice for secondary/high schools and programs with a broad talent pool of young performers.
"Whistle Down the Wind"
March 22 - 25, 2018
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 3pm
The Endicott Performing Arts Center is funded in part by a General Operating Support Grant from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council.