Show Way the Musical

Show Way the Musical

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour Presents
Show Way The Musical
By Jacqueline Woodson
Adapted from her book Show Way, illustrated by Hudson Talbott
Music and Lyrics by Tyrone L. Robinson
Choreographed by Tiffany Quinn
Music Directed by Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Original Direction by Schele Williams

From Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning story that stitches together history, love, resilience, promise and possibility, this musical will inspire all ages for a better tomorrow.  Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, with only some fabric and needles to call her own. The quilt she creates shines a light on the past and paves a road to the future, stitching together possibility and promise. Show Way The Musical, a youth friendly production, demonstrates the power of tradition and generational storytelling.

The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour is represented by Shaw Entertainment Group, LLC.

This family-friendly production is recommended for ages 9+.

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Lied Center Main Stage

We would like to thank our sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors

Patron Friend: Geoff & Kristen Cline, Dr. M. Colleen Jones, David & Marilyn Moore, Mary Ann Sullivan

Mosaic Circle: Preeta D. Bansal, Priscila C. Grew, Ryan Gross & Beth Rodger, Dr. M. Colleen Jones, Art & Chris Zygielbaum


The Lied Center is excited to partner with the International Quilt Museum and Lincoln City Libraries to share the Show Way experience with the community! Additional events:

  • On March 21, fourth-generation quilter Peggie Hartwell will give a presentation "Exploring African American Quilt History and Story Quilts." This FREE event will take place at the International Quilt Museum from 4:15-6:00 p.m.
  • On March 26, the Lied Center's Page to Stage collaboration with Lincoln City Libraries continues with a special Show Way story time with actors from the show and a craft activity from 3:30-4:15 p.m. at the Bennett Martin Public Library. Other pre-show activities begin at the Lied Center at 6:00 p.m. and include educational activities in the lobbies and a lecture in the Steinhart Room.

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