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UK premiere of See Rock City and Other Destinations

See Rock City and Other DestinationsAria Entertainment & Szpiezak Productions in association with The Union Theatre present the UK premiere of See Rock City and Other Destinations. Music by Brad Alexander – Book and Lyrics by Adam Mathias at the Union theatre from friday 15th to Saturday 30th August 2014.

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now.

See Rock City and 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 and terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap… over Niagara Falls. With 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 and reach their dreams.

See Rock City & Other Destinations, with music by Brad Alexander and book & lyrics by Adam Mathias received the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book, six Drama Desk nominations including Outstanding Music, the Richard Rodgers Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Jerry Bock Award from The BMI Foundation. In 2008 the National Alliance for Musical Theatre presented See Rock City & Other Destinations as part of their annual New Musical Festival and in 2010, it premiered off-Broadway at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street. Now it is coming to London for the first time in a brand new production for a strictly limited two-week run.

Casting includes Richard Dawes (Little Me), Laurel Dougall (Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens), Barney Glover (Footloose), Ricky Johnston (The Last Five Years, Spirit Of The Dance), Kris Marc-Joseph (Violet), Kathleen Larken (Les Funky Bitches Fantastique), Joshua Leclair (The Baker’s Wife), Alex Lodge (Rags The Musical), Georgia Permutt (Meet Me In St Louis), Neil Stewart (Chess), Nancy Sullivan (The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Beautiful Thing, Les Miserables), Sinead Wall (The Return of the Soldier), Rebecca Withers (Applause).

See Rock City and Other Destinations‘ UK premier will be directed by Graham Hubbard with musical direction by Matt Ramplin and Lighting Design by Tom Boucher. It is produced by Aria Entertainment & Szpiezak Productions.

LISTINGS
Friday 15th August to Saturday 30th august 2014
THE UNION THEATRE: 204 UNION STREET, SE1 0LX
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2.30pm
Tickets: All £16
Box Office: www.uniontheatre.biz
Tel: 020 7261 9876

Posted Monday 7th July 2014

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