Bruce Campbell returns to the Britt Music and Arts Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon this year to narrate Nathaniel Stookey’s The Composer is Dead with text by Lemony Snicket!
Bruce Campbell was a hit at the Britt Music and Arts Festival in 2019 with his narration of Peter and the Wolf for maestro Teddy Abrams’ Discovery Tuesday series. The actor will be returning to the Jacksonville, Oregon event to regale audiences with a new tale for this year’s Family Show.
If you are a fan of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events then you are going to love what Britt Fest has in store for you! Bruce will be performing Nathaniel Stookey’s The Composer is Dead with text by Lemony Snicket.
The San Francisco Symphony debuted the piece at Davies Symphony Hall in 2006. In 2009, Harper Collins released the libretto as a book with a CD insert included. Much like Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which Campbell narrated last year, the production is designed to introduce children to musical instruments that are typically found in orchestras.
What makes this doubly exciting is the fact that The Composer is Dead is also a murder mystery. We can imagine Bruce’s considerable vocal skills (to be featured in the upcoming The Last Kids on Earth from Netflix) will only help to enhance this whodunnit.
For those of you that live in Southern Oregon or surrounding areas and want to see the actor in person on Aug. 11, then you will want to order your tickets on Jan. 24 at 10:00 a.m. because this Family Show will definitely be sold out. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. for early entry and 6:00 p.m. for the General Public.
Did you see Bruce Campbell perform Peter and the Wolf last year? Will you be checking him out at this year’s Britt Music and Arts Festival? Let us know in the comments.