Dawn’s Early Light, a new musical – YouTube premiere

Monday, May 29, 2023 7:00 pm EST

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents


A new musical
By Solomon Duane ’24
Directed by Matt Hawkins

Set in the 1940s amid the flashing colors of the World War II home front and the swinging sounds of the Big Band era, Dawn’s Early Light follows the story of an Italian-American family living in Buffalo, New York. When Tommy Zucchiatti decides to enlist in the military, his immigrant father resists, haunted by the pains of a dark past. How much must the family sacrifice to hold on to their American Dream?

Check out the trailer here:

Filmed in the Philbin Studio Theatre on March 4, 2023. Join us on Monday, May 29, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

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Art and HistoryCollege of Arts and LettersDepartment of Film Television and TheatreMatt HawkinsMusical TheaterRegis Philbin Studio TheaterUniversity of Notre Dame