© 2018 Mike Bailey and Ron Gletherow

The Story

An Original Stage Musical Inspired by a Family Tale

Crossing: A Musical Journey is an original production based on a true story of love, loss, redemption and how a Scottish father and son reunited in America in the 1800s. It features 18 original songs that capture the romance, drama, heartache and humor of this tale that has been more than 150 years in the making.

The Story

Thomas Morrison is the son of a wealthy businessman, George Morrison of Edinburgh. Thomas and the maid of the household, Violette, fall in love and marry in secret. George discovers the secret, has the marriage annulled, and sends Violette away. Thomas threatens to leave unless George brings Violette back; George calls his son's bluff. Thomas emigrates to America, hoping to make his fortune so that he will have the means to find his love, but he is never heard from again.

A few months later, Violette returns to the Morrison mansion with George's grandson, Thomas Jr. She is sick, and when she dies, George raises the boy as his own son. When Thomas Jr. turns 18, George tells him the true story of his parents, and Thomas Jr. determines to go to America to find his father. Thomas Jr. spends years going from mill village to mill village, working with Scottish immigrants, looking for his father, to no avail. One incredible day, he is telling his foreman his story, and the foreman responds, “I think I know your father. He's the man who owns this mill.” His search is over.

The Cast

Mike Bailey as George Morrison; Braiden Sunshine as Thomas Morrison; Julia Helal as Violette Montressor; Galen Donovan as Thomas Morrison Jr.; Mike Kickingbear Johnson as Bishop Ian Urquart; Ron Gletherow as Lonnie MacAlistar; Samuel Morrison Bailey as Hervey Gridley.
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