THE STORY: Four young musicians band (sic) together in the 1960s to play British Invasion covers. Like most such bands, this one endured poverty, privation and (gasp) day jobs. Unlike most such bands, they stayed together for more than half a century because they loved music and they loved to perform.
Now, one of them resides in an Assisted Living Facility. As the band gathers to celebrate his birthday, the story of their struggles through the years is told in a series of flashbacks. The amazing score follows the twists and turns of rock from the Beatles to Bieber with many nostalgic stops along the way.
This is not just a story of a generation, this is THE story of a generation told in words and song. Book by Mike Rostron; music and lyrics by Mike Rostron, Jim Nelson and Lesley Rostron. Christopher Key will direct and John Evans French will music direct with a full rock ensemble onstage.
From the creative team that brought you the sci-fi rock musical Evermore, another world premiere rock musical coming in May, 2016, to the Syre Theatre at Whatcom Community College. We now have dates for the Syre performances: April 29, 30, May 1, 5, 6 &7.
This delightful script was written by Spokane playwright Craig Rickett. It offers some rare roles for older women and is full of sly humor. FKP will be producing the Western Washington premiere in summer or fall of 2016.