Rockville 2069, South Africa’s biggest, fully orchestrated, technologically sophisticated rock musical production set at the 100th anniversary of Woodstock, will have its world première with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) at Artscape Opera House from 29 August – 7 September.
Featuring a cast of 26 with lead singer Joseph Clark (of Queen at the Opera) and a seven-piece rock band with the CPO, Rockville 2069 combines artists and musicians from different cultural and musical backgrounds to bring a new, sometimes discordant, always thrilling voice to the rock musical scene. With fast moving scene changes, the use of 3D animation and a 100m2 LED screen, technology plays a key role in creating this believable, constantly shifting production.
The plot tells of an earth destroyed by man's neglect and climate change. Only Rockville, a small archipelago of islands, survives and is now home to a group of peace-loving rockers, sound technicians and musicians.
The world comes to an end during the opening act of the music celebration and, as survivors in the only breathable land left on earth, they create a protective force field that shelters them from the frozen wasteland and toxic fog that is Earth. In order to regenerate this vital shield with resonating sound waves, Rockville’s musicians play each day at dusk and dawn. But their harmony and calm do not last long as a group of ragged outsiders wish to take control of this utopia , thereby unleashing betrayal, treachery and greed, all the symptoms of today’s world.
The venue: Artscape Opera House
The dates: 29 August – 7 September 2014
Evening and Matinee performances
Ticket prices start from R100
Bookings are now open via Computicket or contact ARTSCAPE DIAL-A-SEAT ON 021 421-7695
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