Boston Rock Opera is excited to announce its return to the stage with two new productions!
Yes, you read that right!
August 6 and 7, 2016 “Stardust to Blackstar: The Lives of David Bowie”
Featuring all-star talent from the Boston music scene.
“Stardust to Blackstar” is a concert dedicated to the late rock god David Bowie. David Bowie taught us all so much about performance and stagecraft. If we’re is going to, like Lazarus, rise up again then it really should be to honor and celebrate his amazing music. The show begins with fellow B.R.O. co-founder Mick Mondo and band performing “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.” Then an original live arrangement of Bowie’s final opus work “Blackstar” performed by an all-star band and chorus under the direction of Either/Orchestra’s Russ Gershon. The evening continues with a celebration of songs from Bowie’s vast catalog as even more Boston musicians take the stage to perform.
October 21, 22 and 23 The “American Tribal Love-Rock Musical HAIR.”
A Co-production with G-Rock Music!
“HAIR” originally opened on Broadway in April, 1968 following two years in successful off-Broadway productions. It was greeted with both applause and controversy due to the explicit themes of race, gender, sexuality and frank protest of the Vietnam War. Our current polarization and continuing questions of how we look at humanity make a contextual musical like “HAIR” always relevant and possibly affirming. Through performance we try to make a difference, even when we know the game is fixed.
B.R.O.’s new production of HAIR will directed by Eleanor Ramsay with musical direction by Clinton Degan.
Both productions will take place at ONCE Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA.
Keep checking back for more information about both productions!