In 65 minutes that fly by like 20, Christina and Jennifer sing a dozen or so songs adapted from their mother's poetry. There's also a bit of dialogue, as they tell stories of their mother's life from her point of view - her memories of growing up in Western Wisconsin, caring for a home and family, time spent with grandchildren, and musings on her writing career. Accompanied by music director Sonja Thompson on piano and Elizabeth Bell on violin sitting just off stage, Christina and Jennifer sing beautifully either solo or with divine sisterly harmonies, the emotion of telling their mother's stories imbuing every song with meaning, whether humorous or heart-breaking. The songs are varied with an Americana or classical sound, covering topics as diverse as the family dog, a visitation by an angel, and the wonder of nature.
Moonlit Walk Home is a unique music-theater experience, one that's mesmerizing, magical, and moving. It couldn't be more personal for the performers, which draws the audience into the experience and makes us feel a connection to it as well. See it now through May 29 (click here for info and tickets, with a sliding scale fee from $10 to $40).