Adam Mathias, Boca Raton Theatre, Brad Alexander, Chcris Alvarez, Chris D'Angelo, Evening Star Productions, Geoffrey Short, Jeanine Gangloff, Mariah Jimenez, Murphy Hayes, Musical Theatre, Robert Fitz, Rosalie Grant, See Rock City and Other Destinations, Sol Theatre, Yasmin Adli
December 21, 2016
BOCA RATON, FL: Evening Star Productions will present the South Florida premiere of Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias’ award-winning contemporary musical, See Rock City and Other Destinations, at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton, from January 13 – 29, 2017. (There will be a preview performance on January 12 at 8 pm.)
With a book full of humor and humanity, and a score that incorporates pop, rock, folk and more, each of the musical’s loosely linked stories builds on the last to create a vivid travelogue of Americans learning to overcome their fears and expectations in order to connect:
A wanderer believes his destiny is written on rooftops along the North Carolina Interstate; a young man yearns to connect with intelligent life in Roswell, New Mexico; a woman at the Alamo steps out of the shadow of her grandparents’ idealized romance to take a chance on love; three estranged sisters cruise to Glacier Bay to scatter their father’s ashes; two high school boys face unexpected fears in the Coney Island Spook House; and a terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap… over Niagara Falls.
See Rock City & Other Destinations won the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical and was nominated for Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Lighting, and Outstanding Musical. The musical also received the 2007 Jerry Bock Award and the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing.
Evening Star’s Artistic Director Rosalie Grant chose Geoffrey Short to direct the production: “While designing Evening Star’s 4th season I felt it was important to bring a variety of creativity to the table,” she explains. “I’d had several discussions with Geoffrey Short over the past year, and having witnessed his work as actor and director, I felt he would be a perfect fit to direct for Evening Star. Geoffrey knew instantly he wanted to bring See Rock City to Sol Theatre and Evening Star … it felt like a perfect fit of cast size, instrumentation and story for Sol’s intimate setting. And from what I’m hearing from the cast as they navigate these early rehearsals it truly is a perfect fit!”
“I was immediately charmed by See Rock City and Other Destinations when I first saw it performed at Baldwin Wallace University in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio in 2010,” says director Short . “It’s an award-winning show about journeys and destinations. Highways and pilgrimages. The heart and spirit of the show is that it’s an intimate musical driven by the theme of travelling to tell stories that speak to anyone who has loved, lost or searched for more meaning in their lives. Its themes are truly universal. It’s funny and touching with an incredible contemporary score that I’m so excited to share in its South Florida regional premiere at Evening Star Productions. I’m sure audiences will be as charmed with See Rock City and this incredible cast of storytellers as I have been.”
See Rock City and Other Destinations will feature Yasmin Adli, Chris Alvarez, Chris D’Angelo, Robert Fritz, Jeanine Gangloff, Murphy Hayes, and Mariah Jimenez.
Anthony Campisi will serve as the production’s Musical Director; Scenic Art is by Katie McVay, Lighting Design is by Geoffrey Short, who co-designed the set with Ardean Landhuis.
See Rock City and Other Destinations will run from January 13 – 29 at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. (There will be a preview performance on January 12 at 8 pm.) Tickets are $30 and $15 for students and seniors. Group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling 561-447-8829 or on line at www.eveningstarproductions.org.
For more information about Evening Star Productions visit www.eveningstarproductions.org or contact Rosalie Grant at 561-447-8829 /firstname.lastname@example.org ; for more information about this production, contact Carol Kassie at 561-445-9244 /email@example.com.
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See Rock City and Other Destinations
January 12 – 29, 2017
Music by Brad Alexander
Book & Lyrics by Adam Mathias
Directed by Geoffrey Short
Tickets: $30 / $15 for students and seniors
Thursday – Saturday: 8 pm
Sunday: 2 pm
For Tickets: 561-447-8829 / www.eveningstarproductions.org
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Please note: See Rock City and Other Destinations contains adult language and is rated PG13.
Praise for See Rock City and Other Destinations:
“[See Rock City & Other Destinations] turns out to be an excellent and moving new musical… It’s also beautiful, it’s hopeful, and it’s – in the best sense of the word – sweet.” – The New York Observer
“The music by Brad Alexander with lyrics by Mathias is consistently lovely. The songs are polished and catchy displaying the composers’ gift for writing tunes that are both versatile and genuinely moving.” – NY-1
“The musical’s genuine heart and humor simply transports audiences.” – TheatreMania
“For anyone who loves musical theater, See Rock City & Other Destinations is relevant, entertaining, and worth going out of your way to see.” – Rural Intelligence