ieronymus is a colorful, romantic, musical fantasy about medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch (painter of The Garden of Earthly Delights)
When Hieronymus Bosch begins courting Anna, the
daughter of a wealthy art patron, he finds himself in a difficult
position. It seems there are a great many odd creatures living in his
house, a result of his over-active imagination. This fact he attempts
to hide from Anna and the public. Anna soon discovers the creatures,
though she is instantly won over by the cute Sophie, and the funny pair
of Otto and Gregor.
a jealous admirer of Anna, also learns of the creatures and attempts to
have Hieronymus arrested by Church authorities for the practice of
black magic (a serious matter in these times).
Though Anna is brave at first about the creatures, she is also
concerned about having a normal and wholesome home in which to raise a
future family. She attempts to change Hieronymus’ ways, an improbable
wish, and is left to do some serious soul-searching.
Hieronymus' imagination leads him deeper and deeper into trouble, he
abandons it for a time, even denying the existence of his beloved
. E. Breitenbach, the creator of Hieronymus, is himself a painter of fantasy, well known for his masterwork Proverbidioms,
and as such he lends his own personal angst to the show—the feeling
that most everyone doesn’t really get it, even those closest to you.
The passion, the joy, the pain—the creation and reality of such.
the production, was a true spectacle, being a collaboration
of community organizations including, Schenectady Light Opera,
Proctors Theater, Baker School of Dance, The Society for Creative
Anacronism (Medieval reenactors), Bethlehem,
Guilderland, Ichabod Crane, Schenectady, Shenendehowa, and
Voorheesville high schools (who made creature masks), and so many
talented actors and staff. Over 250 people were involved in bringing
this show to life.
story has all of the emotional highs and lows we so enjoy in a good
musical; The love story is warm and uplifting, the villain hellishly
evil, the songs lush and appealing, and the dances exhilarating.
The comedy and fabulous creatures are unforgettable.
"I was thoroughly entertained."
“I felt uplifted the entire next day!"
"The kids were all giggling. It's a perfect family show."
"I found it affirming and inspiring."
"The humor was brilliant! I didn't want it to end."
"Outstanding play and music! Look out Broadway!"
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