MP3 Plymouth Rock - The 1st American Rock Opera (abridged)
People who wear a lot of clothes meet people who are practically naked. After some serious fooling around, they all sit down to an abundant Feast of Thanksgiving.
17 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Musicals/Broadway, ROCK: 70''s Rock
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PLYMOUTH ROCK, the lst American Rock Opera, is a two hour musical entertainment written to be performed before a live audience.
The show premiered in the last century, presenting its first performances during October, 1971, at a rock concert hall called Earth, once located in Pacific Beach, California. The original review by theatre critic Welton Jones appeared in the San Diego Union on Friday, October 22nd.
The music tracks used in this recording were created in 1976, when a full production of the show was presented as part of the American Bi-Centennial Celebration at Southwestern Jr. College in Chula Vista, California.
In 1978, another complete production of PLYMOUTH ROCK took place at the Orono Ensemble Community Theatre in Maple Plains, Minnesota.
Thirty years later, the only existing copies of the 1976 music tracks were discovered in a dilapidated cardbord box, found while cleaning out the clutter of the author''s garage. We had unearthed a buried treasure. Over the next several months, the fading analog recordings were digitally restored. A few friends were invited into the studio to provide the vocals.
(Imagine the rock opera performed as a presentation,
in the style of a Shakespearian play, c. 1620.)
Track 1. Welcome to Plymouth Rock
Captain Jones of the MAYFLOWER
2. We''ve Suffered Plagues!
(High Noon in the Village)
Quadequina....an aggressive warrior
Ousamequin....the Great Tribal Chief
4. I''m Indian
(A Clearing in the Forest)
Samoset....a young brave
5. We''re Ten Years in Exile / We Are the People!
(The Congregation of Pilgrims)
Billy Bradford....a Pilgrim
Mr. Carver....Billy''s mentor
Steven Hopkins....a friend
Myles Standish....a soldier of fortune
10. They Will Take What They Can Get / Mutiny!
(Aboard the MAYFLOWER, Weeks Past the Point of No Return)
John Billinton....a stranger, and unwilling sailor
Dorothy Bradford....Billy''s wife
12. Don''t Think I''ll Make It / Who Can Know The Stars?
(Twilight before Dawn. Billy finds Dorothy below decks,
held prisoner there by the mutinous passengers)
(That Night in the Village)
Moon Twins....mysterious tribal spirits
16. It''s So Hard To Be A Person
(Daybreak at Plymouth Colony. The Pilgrims and the Indians
come together to celebrate their bountiful harvest)
17. Thanks for Listening!
So here we are. We''re looking for a little theatre with a big imagination to partner with us in a new production of this stylish,
surprisingly funny, and wonderfully uplifting show.
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