The Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School Fine and Performing Arts Department presents Viet Rock on May 7, 8 and and May 14, 15 and 16 in the Deetjen Theatre, 6 Lloyd Road, Montclair.
A controversial, "in-your-face" rock musical, Viet Rock will transport the audience to 1966 and the tumultuous Vietnam Era. Written by feminist playwright Megan Terry, this first-ever rock musical is based on improvisational work inspired by newspaper headlines. The show will help audiences of all ages to possibly understand and experience this turbulent era from a very different perspective. Viet Rock also presents the range of emotions felt by women as they experienced the many facets of the Vietnam War. Under the direction of Upper School faculty member J.C. Svec, this satirical production, the first musical to be staged in Deetjen Theatre, will be enhanced with period music. The production also calls on the actors’ skills to perform multiple roles and objects, and is dedicated to the memory of those students who lost their lives during the May 1970 shootings on the campus of Kent State University.
With cast members seniors Rebecca Hirsch, Marta Garibaldi and Bianca Roses, juniors Rob Gelberg, Matt Palmisano, Shaylin Schundler and Tyler Daniels, sophomores Sarah Cuneo and Lauren Freizo, and freshman Edward Rosini, Viet Rock premieres May 7 and runs for two weekends. Performances are scheduled for Thursdays, May 7 and 14, at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, May 8 and 9 and May 15 and 16, at 8:00 p.m. General Admission is $7.00 and tickets are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.