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The side of a grey car from the 1960s. The side mirror shows a reflection of a man and woman kissing inside the car.

Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights August 30 & September 12, 2023
  • Pride Night August 25, 2023
  • Masks Required August 20, 2PM & September 12, 7:30PM

The Bridges of Madison County

August 8 – September 17, 2023


A sweeping musical romance of desire and sacrifice based on the best-selling novel.

After marrying an American soldier to escape Italy at the end of World War II, Francesca builds herself a home in Iowa, raising two children and settling into a steady but unremarkable routine. Then one day, she meets Robert, a charismatic photographer, who awakens her passion and changes her life forever.

With a gorgeous Tony Award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade) and a moving book by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden), The Bridges of Madison County is a ravishing story about the choices we make for love.

“Music is the food of love… and Mr. Brown gives us plenty of rich fare to feast on.”
The New York Times

Currently, this show can only be purchased as part of a subscription package.
Single tickets will go on sale later this summer.

  • Masks are no longer required for most performances. Click here for Signature’s current safety policy
    Signature does not set policy by season, make sure you check the policy before attending.

  • Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

    This show is recommended for ages 17 and up, it has nudity, sexual content and will use theatrical haze. Click here for more detailed content warnings.

  • Show art does not necessarily reflect production casting.
    Photo by Christopher Mueller. Models: Douglas Ullman and Shaina Kuhn