• A Teenage Opera - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK
  • A Teenage Opera - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

A Teenage Opera (2017)

Excerpts from A Teenage Opera
Friday, 11 August 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 10:00pm

Creative team:

Writer: Pete Gallagher

Director: Julie Atherton

Musical Director: Michael Bradley

Music and Original Concept: Mark Wirtz

Synopsis

Before Jesus Christ Superstar, before Tommy, before Joseph, there was… A Teenage Opera.

As the British music industry exploded from Abbey Road Studios in the late 60s and the Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper, A Teenage Opera became one of the great mysteries of musical theatre and it took a whole 30 years for the musical tracks composed by Mark Wirtz to be published as an album. Now, a further 20 years on, Youth Music Theatre UK brings the original 1960s rock opera to the stage for the first time in a world premiere production of A Teenage Opera; a brand new musical with an exciting 50-year history behind it.

Written by Pete Gallagher and directed by Julie Atherton of Avenue Q fame, Mark Wirtz’s original concept and music is brought to life on stage, featuring the 1967 hits Grocer Jack, Weatherman and Sam, under the creative eye of Musical Director Michael Bradley.
 

CASTING: We want some great character actors, comedians and pop/rock voices for this zany re-creation of a 1960s fantasy to play characters aged from teens to 80s. Physical comedy actors particularly welcome to breathe life into these extraordinary creations. A love of the crazy 60s psychedelic world would also be helpful... Auditions are currently taking place accross the country. Click here for more information on Auditions.

Performance dates and times

Friday, 11 August 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 2:30pm
Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 2:30pm

Directions

By car

South Hill Park Arts Centre is in the Birch Hill area of Bracknell about 7 minutes drive from the Town Centre just off the A322 Bagshot Road near the Hilton National Hotel. It is easily accessible from the M3 (Junction 3) and the M4 (Junction 10). We are very well sign posted – look for the brown road signs saying ‘Arts Centre’ or showing a comedy mask.

By bus

Bracknell is well served with bus services from Reading, London Victoria and towns in the surrounding area. There is a taxi rank just outside the central bus station.

By train

Bracknell is well served with train services from London Waterloo, Reading and towns in the surrounding area.

Cast information

CASTING: We want some great character actors, comedians and pop/rock voices for this zany re-creation of a 1960s fantasy to play characters aged from teens to 80s. Physical comedy actors particularly welcome to breathe life into these extraordinary creations. A love of the crazy 60s psychedelic world would also be helpful....Auditions will be taking place in January and February 2017. Click here for more information on Auditions.

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