Full Length Musical
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Various American tourist destinations: Rock City, GA; Roswell, NM; San Antonio, TX; Glacier Bay, AK; Coney Island and Niagara Falls, NY
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Teen (Age 14 - 18)
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Drama Desk Award
Winner of the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award and the 2007 Jerry Bock Award,
6 Drama Desk Nominations including Outstanding Musical
Adam Mathias won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical.
The Scenic Route of See Rock City & Other Destinations is a school version of the original musical that has been adapted to be more community-friendly. Most of the original script remains unchanged with the exception of the Coney Island scene/songs. Much of the language has been changed to suit more youthful audiences and performers. The original version contains a glossary of the suggested terms that can be substituted in lieu of curse words; THIS EDITION applies these changes, making this musical an ideal choice for schools and other youth-based performing groups.
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. A terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap... over Niagara Falls.
With a book full of humor and humanity, and a score that incorporates pop, rock, folk and more, each story builds on the last to create a vivid travelogue of Americans learning to overcome their fears and expectations in order to connect."
"[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." -Jesse Oxfeld,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.”-Roma Torre, NY-1
“The musical's genuine heart and humor simply transports audiences.”-Andy Propst, TheatreMania.com
“For anyone who loves musical theater, See Rock City & Other Destinations is relevant, entertaining, and worth going out of your way to see.” -Dan Shaw, Rural Intelligence (from the Barrington Stage production)
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The New York Premiere of See Rock City: See Rock City and Other Destinations
was developed and produced by Transport Group Theatre Company, New York City.See Rock City and Other Destinations
Was presented at the National Alliance of musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in 2008