Musical History of Scots-Irish Immigration to the United States
Perhaps "On Eagle's Wing" is not an historically accurate account of the actual Scots-Irish migration to the United States - nor does it purport to be. It claims to be a multi-layered musical based loosely on history. On that level it succeeds remarkably. The music, the singing, the dancing, the acting, all come together in a lavish, beautifully staged and choreographed two or so hours that will leave you breathless - but happy. In a word - fantastic!
There will be additional productions of this fine musical, but make sure you see this one first. The others will pale by comparison. This rare musical (I hesitate to call it that because it succeeds on so many non-musical levels) was a pleasant gift to America courtesy of WLIW, Garden City, New York and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). I'm not here to bang the drum for Public Television. I'm here to tell you about "On Eagle's Wing". Thing is - without WLIW and PBS we might never have known it even existed!
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