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Billy Bishop Goes to War appeared on Broadway in 1980, in London’s West End and in over 150 independent productions in Canada and the U.S. "Billy Bishop Goes to War is a delightful -- and cunningly wrought-work of art." the New Yorker. Written and composed by John Gray, in collaboration with Eric Peterson, it documents the glorious World War I exploits of real-life Canadian hero Billy Bishop.
Billy Bishop rose from being the worst student in his class at the Royal Military College of Canada(where he failed out, having been caught cheating), to the status of mythic legend as a fighter pilot for the British Army, one of the few in his regiment to survive. His heroics led him to move in impressive social circles, and he remains to this day one of Canada’s greatest military heroes.
This high-flying ace of a show captures the humor and hellfire of an extraordinary career. The score is filled with vintage replicas of the kind of songs that sent men rushing in-and out-of battle. Come and witness the trials and tribulations of Billy as he struggles to reconcile his joy of being a pilot with the horrors of the war he’s asked to fight. This tale of heroism will take you down in the trenches, up to the skies, through the halls of Buckingham Palace, and inside the human spirit.
This production will reunite the talents of Jim Johnson (Billy Bishop) and Michael Harren (Pianist), who created the original Unity Studio production in 2004, and will be directed by Brandon Smith.
Tickets are available at the box office one hour prior to curtain. Tickets will be held until 15 minutes prior to the performance. All ticket sales are final: no refunds, no exchanges. Please notify the Box Office of any special needs when making your reservations. We will be happy to provide wheelchair access, transferable seating, seating with no steps, assisted listening devices, and playbills printed in large formats. So that we can best assist with your special needs, plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain.
300 Church Street
Brenham, TX 77833