Narberth, Pa. mom debuts original musical ‘Boundless’ with 26 young local stars

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A mother of two and theater artist is set to debut a musical that tackles the tough topics of gun violence and school shootings.

Narberth’s Mary Fishburne teamed up with Philly Music Theater downtown to launch 26 local students in grades 5-12 for his original musical “Without Borders”.

It is a story of friendship, fearlessness and forgiveness.

This weekend, he will go from page to stage for the very first time.

“It’s really exciting to see it come to life,” says Fishburne, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for “Boundless” during the pandemic.

“After every rehearsal, the kids take to the streets of 12th and Spruce streets singing these songs loudly,” she said. “I just want 26s to look back on that experience and be like, ‘That was so much fun.'”

The show is also meant to open up meaningful and critical conversations.

“Boundless” is based on the tragedy at the West Nickel Mines Amish school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

It is the first-ever in-house musical developed by Music Theater Philly.

“It takes a lot of steps to take a show from the page to Broadway,” says Tim Popp, executive director of Music Theater Philly. “We are seeing the first beginnings of this public performance. It will only increase from here.”

This weekend, you can be one of the first spectators to see the show.

There are two representations of “Without Borders” at The Arts Bank on Broad Street this Saturday at 2pm and 7pm

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