Fly By Night: New Indie Rock Musical, Courtesy of TheatreWorks
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The last date listed for Fly By Night was Sunday July 24, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Karen Magovern
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Well-crafted, Fly by Night at once entertains, stimulates thought, tickles the funny-bone, and then--for those of a certain age--incites reflection. The Narrator is top-notch at maintaining the story's trajectory; he sustains its momentum, and thus holds fast audience interest. The tight-knit orchestral ensemble's contributions must not be overlooked, either. P.S. Don't give 5 stars--there's almost always room for improvement in creative endeavors. A most enjoyable evening. Congratulations to cast & crew. --spouse of Goldstar member.
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Great cast, narrator outstanding in his portrayal of various cast of characters. His portrayal as an emcee of a nightclub was absolutely hilarious!
I would not consider the play a rock musical. That said the songs were great and range of the...continued
Quotes & Highlights
Playwright Kim Rosenstock talks about the show with the San Francisco Examiner.
Read an article about Fly By Night’_s development process in the Palo Alto Weekly.
The "_San Francisco Chronicle":http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/18/DDMU1K95V2.DTL gives Fly by Night the “leaping man” and calls the show “a breathtakingly good new musical.”
“The show itself has moments of extreme brilliance, and is an intriguing blend of musical styles. … Get your tickets soonest. It’s a very rare production that offers a performance as great as that of Wade McCollum in this show”—Palo Alto Daily News
Fly By Night
Conceived by Kim Rosenstock
By Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick & Kim Rosenstock
Guided by a star-crossed prophecy, two entrancing sisters and a hapless sandwich maker discover a well of courage and a wealth of romance during New York’s knockout blackout of 1965. In a charming, darkly comic rock musical the promise of change begets anxiety and hope, delight and devastation. But as this runaway hit of our New Works Festival proves, it sometimes takes a blackout to see the light.
Kim Rosenstock (Co-Author) has written several plays including Tigers Be Still, receiving its West Coast premiere at SF Playhouse through July 30th. The world premiere of Tigers Be Still at Roundabout Underground was voted one of the top ten plays of 2010 by The NY Times, and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award. She is currently working on commissions for Ars Nova (where she is the 2011 Playwright-in-Residence), Roundabout Theatre Company, and Dallas Theater Center.
About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreWorks
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