World Premiere – The Man with the Violin

The world premiere of the musical adaptation of The Man with the Violin will take place at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, February 12.

The exciting news I shared last June — about the musical adaptation of The Man with the Violin in the works — is about to become a living thing. The man with the violin, Joshua Bell himself, will play the part of the solo violinist who was ignored by thousands when he played in a Washington DC metro station in 2007. 

The world premiere will take place at the Kennedy Center in that city Sunday, February 12. Watch this space for news of the Canadian premier at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in December.

Look carefully at the promo piece Annick Press created for the show and you’ll see exciting news about another story about that “man with the violin”, when he was just a boy with a violin.

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Jan Coates on February 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I sure hope you’ll get to go? I’m so happy for all this excitement coming your way, Kathy!

  2. Kathy Stinson on May 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    A belated hi and thanks, Jan.
    I didn’t go to Washington but I do plan to make the premiere in Ottawa. It would be fun if you could make it too, but I know it’s a long way.

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