August 6 and 7, 2016
“Stardust to Blackstar:
The Lives of David Bowie”
Featuring all-star talent from the Boston music scene.
Founded in 1993, Boston Rock Opera presented theatrical stagings of rock operas and evenings dedicated to album tributes, narrative song, song cycles, conceptual rock performance and works in progress.
While perhaps best known for its cult presentations of Jesus Christ Superstar, the 2000 production featured Gary Cherone as Judas, Chris Mascara in the title role and Valerie Forgione as Mary Magdalene, Boston Rock Opera also presented theatrical premieres of the the Kinks’ Ray Davies’ Preservation and The Pretty Things’ S. F. Sorrow.
Whether through a full blown theatrical production or a nightclub event BRO’s goal was and is to explore the power and risk of rock and roll with the challenge of great storytelling.