Monday, August 03, 2009

Rock Musicals - From Berkeley,California to Tampa, Florida!

Rockers rejoice! Playbill announced today that Tony Award-winning actor John Gallagher, Jr., will reunite with his Tony-winning director from Spring Awakening to star in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's world premiere of American Idiot, the musical drawn from the Grammy Award-winning neo-punk album by Green Day. American Idiot previews begin Sept. 4 for a run to Oct. 11.

Don't have the scratch to fly all the way out to California? That's okay - we've got our own world premiere rock musical just for you! Jobsite Theater presents Pericles a rock musical based on the play by William Shakespeare. Music and lyrics by local rock legend Joe Popp and the Hornrims and book by local playwrights Neil Gobioff and Shawn Paonessa. Pericles previews this Wed. Aug. 5 for a run to Aug. 23.

(Full disclosure - I am a board member of Jobsite Theater and had the privilege of seeing a technical rehearsal yesterday. I was officially rocked!)

-Kari G.

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