With over 100 plays and musicals under his direction during a career that has spanned decades, Don Amorosi is somewhat of a local celebrity at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. From humble beginnings as a waiter at the playhouse in 1988 to his first show three years later, a Comedy called “Wake Up Darling”, his career has been intertwined with life at the playhouse since its’ earliest days.
Professionally, Mr. Amorosi’s passion for the dramatic arts naturally evolved into writing for the stage, and this Summer’s patriotic musical “The Land We Love” is one of his best works to date. A feel good Musical Revue, “The Land We Love” focuses on America and Patriotism. With a wide array of musical genres from the 1940's to the 1990's all performed with a patriotic theme, the action never stops during this uplifting production. From “Give Me Your Tired” to the Beatle’s “Imagine”, the musical numbers are as lively as the vocals are brilliant. The onstage Glenn Miller inspired band masterfully performs songs such as “Anchors Away” and “American Patrol” during the show, which runs throughout July and August.
When asked what personally inspired him in writing “The Land We Love”, Mr. Amorosi’s reply was eloquent and fitting. “My hope is that all those who see it remember how great our country is. That music and dance bring us together. At least for two hours.”
Judging from the standing ovations at the end of every performance so far, it appears his hopes for “The Land We Love” are indeed coming to fruition.
“The Land We Love” is onstage from July 11 – August 19. Matinee shows are Tuesday thru Saturday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, Saturday Evening shows 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, and Sunday Afternoon shows 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Call our box office at 908-730-8007 for tickets or buy online at hhplayhouse.com
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, located in scenic Hunterdon County, is custom built to provide the very best in sight and sound. With spectacular shows, delicious table-served entrees, and professional talent, it is New Jersey’s premier dinner theatre.
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