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A Musical Crossroads at Signature Theatre

— As part of its continuing commitment to developing new works, Signature Theatre presents a one-weekend-only concert of “Crossing,” a musical by Matt Conner and Grace Barnes. The concert will have four performances, all held on the weekend of Oct. 20-21 in the MAX.

Directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, “Crossing” also highlights some of Signature Theatre's brightest stars. The show will feature Priscilla Cuellar, Vincent Kempski, Amy McWilliams, Christopher Mueller, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, Maria Egler, and Chris Sizemore.

Crossing explores the interwoven stories of eight people from different decades of the past century that come together at a train station. Some are waiting for the train. Others are waiting for visitors. And a few are just... waiting. All of them are searching — for hopes and dreams, for new beginnings, for answers. As their stories are brought to musical life in the train station, the characters discover that, while every life is different, the journey is always the same. With music ranging from gospel to pop to rock, “Crossing” unites the musical eras through the souls who live them.

Originally commissioned by Signature, “Crossing” received a workshop production at Shenandoah University in the spring of 2011 as part of the conservatory's Second Stage Theatre Series.

Performances for “Crossing” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 and 8 p.m., and on Sunday Oct. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $41. Visit Signature online at www.signature-theatre.org or call the Box Office at 703-820-9771.

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