Pete Seeger - show

January 19-22, Sunday-Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday 3pm
San Miguel Playhouse, Av. Independencia 82
$250, $300

Pete Seeger - show

Pete Seeger was a larger-than-life figure in American popular music, a chart-topping folksinger who became synonymous with social activism, and penned iconic songs such as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", and "Turn, Turn, Turn!" He was also largely responsible for popularizing the unofficial Cuban national anthem "Guántanamera," a song he first recorded in 1963, in a live concert album at Carnegie Hall.

Seeger had learned the patriotic song the previous year at Camp Woodland, a progressive summer camp in upstate New York, from a camp counselor. The counselor happened to be a Cuban-born music student who was afraid to return home because of the economic consequences of the U.S. trade embargo against his country. Seeger became a vocal opponent of the embargo.

Randy Noojin's award-winning show Seeger, about to have its San Miguel premiere in four performances at the San Miguel Playhouse between January 19 and 22, dramatizes an evening when the folksinger gave a benefit concert advocating the end of the trade embargo, before an audience of twenty thousand people. Noojin, an acclaimed actor and musician, and a protégé of Circle Repertory Company's artistic director Marshall W. Mason, performs a dozen of Seeger's signature songs. Over the course of the show, Noojin, as Seeger, tells the story of his awakening as an activist, and his struggles with the blacklist during the McCarthy era.

Noojin returns to the San Miguel Playhouse for the first time since his memorable 2015 show Hard Travelin' with Woody, a tribute to Woody Guthrie. Reviews for Seeger, which has toured throughout the United States over the past year, have been rapturous.

A small sampling:

"Noojin disappears into Seeger's persona and whisks us back and forward in time through the American 20th Century. Anybody who is a Seeger fan should make a bee-line for where this song-fest is humming." – Curtain Up

"Should not be missed by anyone who loves Seeger or good music or our right and duty as Americans to stand up for justice." – Theatre Life

Seeger will be performed at the San Miguel Playhouse, Av. Independencia 82, on Sunday, January 19, Monday, January 20, and Tuesday, January 21, at 7pm, plus a Wednesday 3pm matinee on January 22. Reserved-seat tickets are 300 pesos for the center section, and 250 pesos for the side sections. The Playhouse is located at Av. Indpendencia 82, and features secured free parking and taxi concierge service.

Tickets are available at Boleto City, Mercado Sano, Monday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm; and online at boletocity.com, or by clicking either of the "Buy Tickets Online" buttons in this email message.

NOTE: If you're a Seeger fan, don't overlook the Tom Paxton concert taking place at the Hotel Real de Minas on February 1. Visit boletocity.com for details.

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