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See Rock City and Other Destinations - Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

See Rock City and Other Destinations

Adam Mathias, Brad Alexander

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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573699146

A contemporary musical about connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America.
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Description

Full Length Musical

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play -

Tourist Destinations:
Rock City
33.39 N, 104.53 W
The Alamo
Glacier Bay
Coney Island
Niagara Falls

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

WINNER! 2008 Richard Rogers Award
WINNER! 2007 Jerry Bock Award
WINNER! 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
NOMINEE! 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics, and Outstanding Music

See Rock City & Other Destinations is a contemporary musical about connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America.

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.


REVIEWS:

"[
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 


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See Rock City & Other Destinations was produced off-Broadway by Transport Group at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street in 2010.



Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

SUGGESTED CASTING:
JESS/CUTTER
DODI/LILY
EVAN/RICK
LAUREN/JUDY
GRAMPY/CARNEY
DEMPSEY/TOUR GUIDE
CLAIRE/KATE

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

JESS- Male, 20s. Traveler who has been on the road as long as he can remember
DODI- Female. A small-town Carolina waitress. She's never left the state.
EVAN- Male, 20s. No money, no girlfriend, no job... but hasn't given up hope
LAUREN- Female, 30s. A single teacher from Fredricksburg.
GRAMPY- Lauren's grandfather. He suffered a stroke a few years ago-left him unable to walk or speak.
DEMPSEY- Male, 30s. Divorce Lawyer, but hates it.
LILY- Female, Judy and Claire's younger sister. She wants the sisters to get along.
JUDY- Female, Lily and Claire's sister. She's the emotional one.
CLAIRE- Female, Lily and Judy's sister. She just wants to get it over with.
CUTTER- Male, A prep-school teen. He's the "bad kid."
RICK- Male, A prep-school teen. Cutter's best friend.
KATE- A bride. She's not ready... or is she?
TOUR GUIDE- A tour guide determined to give Kate a little push.
WAITER
SUBWAY CONDUCTOR
FREAK SHOW BARKER
CARNEY


Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock, Folk

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

1 Conductor Score
7 Piano/Vocal Score

Cello
Guitar
Bass
Song Samples

Overture

Rock City

I Can Tell

Mile After Mile

We Are Not Alone

All There Is To Say

Grampy's Song

Three Fair Queens

Here

Q Train To Coney Island

You Are My...

Dark Ride

Niagara Falls-The Tour

What Am I Afraid Of

Some People Do-Finale

Videos
  • About See Rock City and Other Destinations

  • Creation of See Rock City and Other Destinations

  • Music of See Rock City and Other Destinations

  • Producing See Rock City and Other Destinations

  • Sally Wilfert - "All There is to Say"

  • Alexander & Mathias discuss "All There is to Say"

  • Kerry O'Malley - "All There is to Say"

  • See Rock City Cast Album Recording

  • Jeremy Jordan "Rock City" a cappella

  • Josh young - "Rock City"

  • Skylar Astin & Robobb Sapp - "You Are My ..."

  • Taylor & Young - "Q Train to Coney Island"

Author(s)
Adam Mathias

Adam Mathias

Adam Mathias is an award winning musical theatre writer. His musical See Rock City & Other Destinations, music by Brad Alexander, enjoyed an extended run off-Broadway in 2010 and earned him the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical (also nominated for Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Lighting and Outstanding Musical.) The show received the ... view full profile

Brad Alexander

Brad Alexander

Brad Alexander is the composer of See Rock City & Other Destinations (published by Samuel French), winner of the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and recipient of six Drama Desk nominations including Outstanding Music, the Richard Rodgers Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the The BMI Foundation Jerry Bock Award. Mr. Alexander also wrote the music and ... view full profile

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