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The White Rose

A true story. A new musical.


Munich, 1942. While everyone around them endured in silence, a group of University students chose to speak out against the atrocities happening in their country.


Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans, and their friends started a resistance movement in a time when movements seemed impossible. They risked everything to create and distribute leaflets denouncing Hitler.


Their movement was growing— until they paid the ultimate price. Still they would not be silent. Allied planes flew over Europe dropping the Leaflets of The White Rose. Their words offered hope to a desperate nation. In this new musical drama, their voice lives on.

Book & Lyrics by Jenne Wason   Music by Alan Cancelino

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The White Rose was first developed it in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop under the guidance of Maury Yeston. Over the years, the piece has had a reading at the Public Theater, a workshop at Wright State University, a concert at NYMF, and a reading at the York Theatre Company.

Some of the incredibly talented artists who have helped to develope the piece include director Leah C. Gardiner, music directors Christopher Hamblin and Adam Wiggins,  and actors Benjamin EakeleyAllison Strong, Jarrod SpectorA.J, ShivelyDrew GehlingDavid BryantChristian DuhamelWilliam Ryall, and more.

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