The Bridges of Madison County in Concert

This staged concert, will immerse audiences in the score and story based on the best-selling novel. Developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). The Bridges of Madison County in concert captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" 

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

Running time: approximately 2.5 hours, with talkbalks after each performance with cast/crew.

By Marsha Norman (Book) and Jason Robert Brown (Music, Lyrics)

Directed by Matt Wolfe

Music Direction by Nathan Young


Based in Seattle, Showtunes Theatre Company gathers the top talent of the Pacific Northwest to create concert versions of rarely staged musicals. Our 2017-18 Season marks our 18th year, which we’re affectionately calling the “Showtunes’ Coming-of-Age Party!”

Our two productions this season have longer runs, providing more dates to attend each show. We’re offering the same number of performances as we did last season, while giving ourselves time between shows to invest in behind-the-scenes infrastructure building.

Our continuing partnership with ACTLab brings us back to the Allen Theatre this fall for two weekends (a Showtunes first!) for The Bridges of Madison County. In March, we return to Benaroya Hall with a concert production of The Boys from Syracuse (a Rogers & Hart romp). Boys will be produced in association with Village Theatre as part of the city-wide “Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare” festival.

Showtunes is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and advancement of musical theater. For more news about this season, the scoop on our new Showtunes Membership Club, or details on how you can get involved with Showtunes, please visit our website,