As it is in heaven is a gripping tale that really tugs at your heartstrings. The musical, with music by the Swedish hitmaker Fredrik Kempe, is based on Kay Pollak’s Oscar-nominated Swedish film.
The plot follows Daniel Daréus, an internationally acclaimed conductor with a busy schedule. He tours the world’s great concert halls and opera houses when suddenly one day music no longer moves him. Burned-out and deeply frustrated about having lost his faith in the power of music, he suffers a severe heart attack during a concert and almost dies.
He decides to return to his hometown in the far north of Sweden to live a quiet life, free from demands. Daniel gets to know the colourful villagers and is ultimately persuaded to direct the church choir. He meets new friends and old enemies, and also finds true love.