See Rock City & Other Destinations: Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
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- Seller:Yellow Sound Label
- Sales Rank:185,089
- Format:CD, Cast Recording
- Language:English (Unknown)
- Media:Audio CD
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
- Dimensions (in):5.4 x 4.9 x 0.4
- Publication Date:2013
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With music by Brad Alexander and book and lyrics by Adam Mathias SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS won the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical and was nominated for Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Direction (Jack Cummings III), Outstanding Lighting (R. Lee Kennedy) and Outstanding Musical. The musical also received the 2007 Jerry Bock Award and 2008 Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing. Roma Torre of NY-1 reported, "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."
The album features performances by original off-Broadway cast members Stanley Bahorek (...Spelling Bee, February House), Donna Lynne Champlin (Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd), Jonathan Hammond (Ragtime), Ryan Hilliard (Mary Poppins nat. tour), Bryce Ryness (Hair, Leap of Faith), Mamie Parris (Ragtime, Wicked nat. tour) and Sally Wilfert (Assassins).
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 score that incorporates rock, folk, pop 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.
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