Great Gables Guide – Events In Coral Gables, Florida
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The Ballad of Janis Matthews
Friday, December 7 @ 8:00pm - Sunday, December 16 @ 9:30pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 16, 2018
An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Area Stage Company presents The Ballad Of Janis Matthews and The Dodo Scouts on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from December 7th to December 16. The new 60s folk-rock musical was created by Giancarlo Rodaz and Rachel Dean.
This folk rock, coming-of-age musical story follows Janis Matthews, a young girl living in 1960s Colorado. During the course of a summer, she is set on a rollicking journey through an increasingly divided America, which will decide the fate of her little Rocky Mountain town. An exciting adventure for all ages, Janis Matthews delves into the cultural revolution of the 60s, and shines new light on its consequences for our families and children.
This production marks the third workshop of Janis Matthews in two years. The first also took place at Area Stage, with the second taken on by the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2016.
Librettist Giancarlo Rodaz, who currently serves as Area Stage’s Associate Artistic Director, has continued developing the book throughout the show’s iterations. Likewise, composer Rachel Dean has enhanced her score, taking inspiration from Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and other artists of the time.
Area Stage Company is located at 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Call 305-666-2078. http://www.areastagecompany.com