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October 11 - 26

Book by Mariana Elder

Music by Chris Miller

Lyrics by Nathan Tysen

Individual tickets open to Sponsors February 15.
Individual tickets open to Donors March 1.
All individual ticket sales open March 15.

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Siblings from a mining town learn the power of self-reliance in this Appalachian, bluegrass-inspired journey.

This musical, which took New York audiences and critics by storm in 2010, is one of the most imaginative and heart-felt original musicals in recent memory. Set in an Appalachian mining town that was the scene of a tragic disaster many years before, Pete is fighting to claim his past. His older brother Jake is hoping to forge a future. With their friends, they each embark on a life-altering journey to the mine that took their father’s life. By turns magical, inspiring, raucous, and playful – the story is set to a driving and haunting mid-century bluegrass-inspired score. The Burnt Part Boys is an empowering and thrilling theatrical experience for all ages. This heartwarming adventure will capture your heart as it finds the peaks of light and valleys of darkness within us all.

The Burnt Part Boys is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Show Information

Running Time

Approximately 105 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

Ticket Prices

$58 - $70

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Content Advisory

If The Burnt Part Boys were a film, it would be rated PG.

The Burnt Part Boys contains mild language and drinking.


Stage effects include haze/fog and moving lights.


Highlands Performing Arts Center

507 Chestnut Street, Highlands, NC

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Meet the Cast & Creative Team, Photos, and Video

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