about the show
Called to Freedom -the Dream of a Generation - is not your conventional musical theatre production. Writer, composer and director Dave Trafford likes to think of it as a "concert with context or a TEDtalk with tunes."
The show consists of 14 original songs and script inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches, sermons and essays. It also draws upon the life experiences that served to inform Dr. King's gospel of civil rights and social justice.
While it refers to historic events and characters, it isn't a biography or history of Martin Luther King. Rather, it's musical essay of sorts that asks "What's become of King's dream more than 50 years after he was murdered?"