Billy Blythe
Composer: Bonnie Montgomery
Librettist: Britt Barber
Original Cast: Jessica Bowers, Jason Thoms, Alex Krasser and Bryan Putnam with Rebecca Blinder, Amanda Hick, Brian Long, Bryan Plofsky, Dan Radzikowski, Wilyem Thoms and Kannan Vasudevan. Directed by Zachary James. Music Direction by Jonathan Rose.
Work Web Site: http://billyblytheopera.com/
Premiere Date: June 19, 2011
Description: Billy Blythe, a short-length opera in one act, is a coming of age story set in the late 1950′s in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The work is a snapshot of Arkansas life and how the character, culture and landscape of southern Arkansas shaped the adolescence of former president Bill Clinton. The work’s name comes simply from Clinton’s birth name, which he changed at age sixteen.

The story portrays small town culture in Hot Springs during the late 50′s where Clinton’s vivacious mother, Virginia, comes to terms with the death of Billy’s father and her new marriage. Also portrayed is her husband Roger’s love for his family, but unmistakable struggle within himself. And, of course, Billy, who discovers how to fit into this construct of family, culture and truth.

This series of tableau's speaks not only to the South, but to any and all with an eye for vision. Beneath its playfulness, Billy Blythe captures the mysticism of Arkansas and its influence on a global visionary during his formative years.
Reviews: Billy Blythe in The Christian Science Monitor! - The Christian Science Monitor 12/17/2010
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 1
Contact: Bonnie Montgomory
E-mail Address: bonnimon@gmail.com
Composer Web Site: http://www.bonniemontgomerymusic.com/
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