Acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio’s Robbie Schaefer crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait featuring Bobby Smith.
A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his childhood in India to the joys and struggles of growing up, pursuing his passion and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father—and his father’s haunted past.
Enriched with beautiful folk-rock music, inventive lyrics and Robbie’s disarming humor, Light Years is a deeply personal tale of immigration, musical gifts and the steadfast bond between father and son.
Running time is approximately one hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.
Light Years contains theatrical smoke, haze, and a brief period of bright flashing lights.
Sponsored by Bonnie and Kenneth Feld.
New Work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family.
Special Thanks to Action Music
A luminous ode to family, love, and the human spirit, seeing Light Years is a must.
A moving and captivating work
Not to be missed… Light Years is the musical truth of our time.
A most gratifying evening.
Intensely intimate and deeply affecting
A touching story, glorified with marvelous music
Book, Music & Lyrics by
Kelly Crandall d'Amboise
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Sound Design by
Video Design by
Mark Costello and Zachary G. Borovay
Music Direction by
Associate Lighting Designer
Assistant Stage Manager