Musical Rooms: A Rock Romance at MetroStage
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It's 1943 and a group of prisoners is heading from occupied France to Buchenwald concentration camp when an explosion derails the train. Guy de Bonheur, an actor, seizes the opportunity to convince the guards to let him escape. How? By performing Arabian Nights to prove that his plays are not subversive, and he doesn't deserve to be rounded up. Of course, with all of his other actors gone, he'll have to play all the roles himself. And in The Thousandth Night Guy, played by Marcus Kyd, does just that. Written by Carol Wolf, The Thousandth Night is a remarkable blend of comedy and tragedy, not to mention a feat of character acting by the lone performer. Tuesday and Wednesday performances also feature a post-show Talkback. Learn More
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Featured review from Alice Linden
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I continue to be amazed at the high quality of the acting, singing and performing talent here in DC. This show was atonishingly well-performed by two singers with Broadway credentials. Their experience, savvy and charisma shone through to make this an incredible event. The music, singing and staging flowed remarkably well, the voices were powerful throughout, the emotions and acting felt authentic, the actors were young and attractive and incredibly well-disciplined....My gosh, if you like a simple, original story and fantastic performances, this show was amazing!! I highly recommend it. The music and lyrics were wonderful, and I have been humming a few songs from the show so you know they are memorable. I enjoyed the fact that this was a very light story--folk/punk musicians from Scotland aim for the heights in London and NYC--with a small dose of emotional depth and a lot of charm. The production was seamless and singing, outstanding. Does it need more bite? Does it need a shortened second half? Possibly. But I don't want to nitpick what are some of the best singing/musical performances I've ever seen in DC. YOu will say "WOW!"
Music and Lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights, Big City)
Book by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Music Direction by Jesse Vargas
Monica, an ambitious singer/songwriter, and Ian, a hard driving rocker, become creatively and romantically entangled as they journey from their native Glasgow to London and New York and are catapulted into the punk rock explosion and a quest for stardom. A gritty rock musical, Rooms explores the universal desire to escape and create, to love and explore.
Originally produced as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2005.
A co-production with Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY. *
p. Natascia Diaz (Monica) BROADWAY: (Original Cast): Man of La Mancha (Antonia/Aldonza), Capeman, Seussical. OFF-BROADWAY: Jacques Brel (cast recording); tick, tick…BOOM! (Susan); Sondheim’s Saturday Night; Bright Lights, Big City (Vicky). LOCAL: Kennedy Center: Carnival (Rosalie), A Little Night Music (Petra); Arena Stage: Agamemnon and His Daughters (Elektra); Wolf Trap: West Side Story (Anita). REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Spider Woman/ Aurora); Papermill: Pippin (Catherine); Studio Arena: Hail
Mary!. CONCERT: Library of Congress: Jonathan Larsen. TV: Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Damages, HBO’s Leonardo da Vinci, A Dream of Flight, Oz, Voice of Miss Chiquita Banana. FILM: Tiny Dancer, How to Seduce Difficult Women (Angelica). UPCOMING: Film documentary: Every Little Step. AWARDS: Joseph Jefferson Award, 2006 Kevin Klein Award, Ovation Award nomination.
Doug Kreeger (Ian) BROADWAY: Les Misérables (Jean Prouvaire/Marius u/s – Original Revival Cast). OFF-BROADWAY: York Theatre: Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story (Richard Loeb, also Cast Recording). REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: The Visit (Evgeny); Old Globe Theatre: The Times They Are ‘A-Changin’ (Coyote Standby, director Twyla Tharp); Barrington Stage: The Human Comedy (Spangler); Arkansas Rep: Children of Eden (Cain/Japheth); Bay Street Theatre: Hair. INTERNATIONAL TOUR: Grease (Danny Zuko), Hair (Berger). NATIONAL TOUR: Peter Pan (Slightly). NEW YORK: NYMF: Yank! (Stu), Fringe: Swimming Upstream (Todd, Outstanding Actor Fringe Award). EDUCATION: BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; RADA.