See Rock City And Other Destinations – UK Premiere


Aria Entertainment & Szpiezak Productions present See Rock City and Other Destinations.

Book and Lyrics by Adam Mathias

Music by Brad Alexander

15-30 August 2014

Union Theatre

“The show, with music by Brad Alexander and lyrics and book by Adam Mathias, has one of the greatest contemporary-rock soundtracks since Jonathan Larson’s Rent.”  — BroadwayWorld.com

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 is coming to London for the first time in a brand new production for a strictly two-week run.

Casting include Richard Dawes, Laure Dougall, Barney Glover, Ricky Johnston, Kris Marc-Joseph, Kathleen Larken, Joshua LeClair, Alex Lodge, Georgia Permutt, Neil Stewart, Nancy Sullivan, Sinead Wall, Rebecca Withers.

Directed by Graham Hubbard

Musical Direction by Matt Ramplin

Lighting Design by Tom Boucher

Set Design by Oona Tibetts

London Theatre

“..take a tour of some of the landmarks of the USA that you will never forget.”
“..is brilliantly staged…”
“A real gem of a show in SE1.”

Reviews Gate

“..entertaining musical..”
“Nancy Sullivan is very touching as the waitress..”
“..Alex Lodge is a strapping wanderer. “
“..Joshua LeClair creates a gloriously dotty soul..”
“The sketches are skilful..”
“..cast who rise to the occasion..”
Musical Theatre Review
“Joshua LeClair impresses mightily..”
Time Out
“..worth a look-see…”
“Georgia Permutt…. sings beautifully…”
Mark Shenton
@ShentonStage: Just back from SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS at @theUnionTheatre, a nicely sung impressionistic blur of a modern musical curiosity.
Plays To See 
“Richard Dawes…puts in a particularly memorable performance.”
“A rousing finale, in which the entire cast come together in song, brings to an impressive end..”
“Well worth a trip on the Jubilee Line..”
Tooting Gareth
“..an enjoyable musical theatre experience.”
“..a large and talented cast..”

 

 

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