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See Rock City And Other Destinations

2008 Festival

Kevin Del Aguila

Jill Abramovitz, Skylar Astin, Hunter Foster, John Jellison, David Rossmer, Wesley Taylor and Cassie Wooley

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Samuel French

Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Male): 5
Number of Principals (Female): 3
Total Cast Size: 8
Orchestra Breakdown:

6 (2 keyboard, guitar, bass/cello, drums)

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Fueled by a brilliant pop-rock score, See Rock City & Other Destinations ventures to tourist destinations across America, mapping out stories of sightseers who need to get a little lost in order to find themselves. From Coney Island to Mt. McKinley, the Alamo to Niagara Falls—get ready to take the leap! Winner of the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre

Development History

See Rock City & Other Destinations started as a ten-minute musical called “Greetings from Niagara Falls,” written for Raw Impressions in 2004. Two pieces were added, and in 2005, See Rock City was presented by Golden Fleece Ltd. The following year, Musical Mondays produced 45 minutes of the show at 45th Street Theater. A staged reading of the complete musical was presented at Chelsea Studios in 2007, as part of The BMI Foundation’s Jerry Bock Award. After winning the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award, the show was chosen for Barrington Stage Company’s Musical Theatre Lab, mentored by William Finn.

Festival Successes

Workshop production at Baldwin Wallace University (OH) and at University of Michigan in 2009, and full production with Transport Group (NY) in 2010 (nominated for 6 Drama Desk Awards, won Best Book) and cast album released.