Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 3f
**The High School Edition of See Rock City & Other Destinations**
See Rock City & Other Destinations is a contemporary musical about connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America.
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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."
- 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.
"[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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KeywordsDeath, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family, LGBTQ+ Interest, Adolescence/Childhood
- No Special Cautions
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 90 minutes
Various American tourist destinations: Rock City, GA; Roswell, NM; San Antonio, TX; Glacier Bay, AK; Coney Island and Niagara Falls, NY
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Folk
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
JESS - A twenty-something traveler. He's been on the road as long as he can remember.
DODI - A small-town Carolina waitress. She's never left the state.
EVAN - A twenty-something loner. No money, no girlfriend, no job- but he hasn't given up hope.
LAUREN - A thirty-year-old teacher from Fredericksburg. She's single.
GRAMPY - Lauren's beloved grandfather. He suffered a stroke a few years ago that left him unable to walk or speak.
DEMPSEY - A thirty-something professional. He's a divorce lawyer, but he hates it, if that makes it any better.
LILY - Judy and Claire's younger sister. She just wants her sisters to get along.
JUDY - Lily and Claire's sister. She's emotional.
CLAIRE - Lily and Judy's sister. She just wants to get this over with.
CUTTER - A prep-school teen. He's the "bad kid."
RICK - A prep-school teen. He's Cutter's best friend.
KATE - A bride. She's not ready- or is she?
TOUR GUIDE - A tour guide. He's determined to give Kate a little push.
FREAK SHOW BARKER
- Ensemble cast
- Expandable casting
- Roles for Teens
- Flexible casting
Expandable to 7m, 6f
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