Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 3f
A contemporary musical about connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America.
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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.
- 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] 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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- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 90 minutes
33.39 N, 104.53 W
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Folk, Contemporary Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- 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.
FREAK SHOW BARKER
- Ensemble cast
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Parts for Senior Actors
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Conductor Score
7 Piano/Vocal Score
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