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STAGED READING OF NEW MUSICAL CELEBRATES

Published: Jul 10, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Banana Buzz, Ltd. present a staged concert reading of Orange Juice: The Psychedelic Musical©, a new production in its final stages of development. Performances will be held in the Abdo New River Room on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Told through the music of famous bands that didn't make it to the Woodstock music festival, the musical follows a conservative father who embarks on a voyage of discovery after hitching a ride on the bus of a band headed there. Along the way he learns the weird and wonderful reasons some of the era’s greatest rockers missed out on playing the most iconic music festival of all time.

The musical is created by Trevor Whittaker and Glynn Semple. “When we think of the ‘60s there are some very famous bands that spring to mind but many of them didn’t play at Woodstock,” said Whittaker, who will also direct he staged reading. “They gave some pretty unbelievable reasons for turning it down too and that’s what initially inspired me to write Orange Juice. One of my favorites is Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull who allegedly had a problem with naked ladies running about all over the place!”

Performed without sets or costumes, this staged concert has music direction by Caryl Ginsberg Fantel and choreography by Katie Thomas. The cast of South Florida theater veterans, many of whom previously appeared in at the Broward Center in productions with Slow Burn Theatre Company, includes Matthew Korinko, Jinon Deeb, Andrew Rodriguez-Triana, Elijah Word, Joshua Dobarganes, Rick Peña, Sara Elizabeth Grant, Leigh Green, Jen Chia, Alex Danielle Frost, Katie Thomas and Cameron Jordan.

 “There are a lot of people who remember the ‘60s but even those of us too young to have been there can still be inspired by the positivity and desire to change the world that fueled the hippie movement,” said Semple. “And, of course, people of any generation can enjoy the music!”

Following the performance, audience members have the chance to meet with the writing team and provide feedback.

 

Tickets are $10. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.

 

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

 

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The Broward Center 2018-2019 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Brightline, Canteen, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue and MasterCard are proud sponsors of the Broward Center.

 

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About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.

 

The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

Suggested brief: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Banana Buzz, Ltd. present a staged concert reading of Orange Juice: The Psychedelic Musical in the Abdo New River Room on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Told through the music of famous bands that didn't make it to the Woodstock music festival, the musical follows a conservative father who embarks on a voyage of discovery after hitching a ride on the bus of a band headed there. Along the way he learns the weird and wonderful reasons some of the era’s greatest rockers missed out on playing the most iconic music festival of all time. Following the performance, audience members have the chance to meet with the writing team and provide feedback. Tickets are $10. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954-462-0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

 

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