Romeo & Juliet - A Rock Concert Experience
Star of the Day Productions is proud to present its 3rd Annual Summer Shakespeare Production: Romeo & Juliet - A Rock Concert Experience directed by Olivia King. Combining Shakespeare with rock music throughout the decades results in this fresh new take on a timeless classic.
Some ask why Romeo & Juliet? How is it relevant in 2019? If you take a close look at the story, you realize it is just as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago. It illustrates how meaningless hatred can lead to societal poison often resulting in tragedy. In the case of Romeo & Juliet, the two families are fighting because of some centuries-long grudge, and you aren't told why. Their children, who certainly weren't around when the grudge began, and their servants also hate the opposing family simply because “that’s the way it’s always been.” Yet, none of them know why. They have merely inherited their hatred.
Consider, now, current situations in which ancient hatred is still inherited, where people are hated and killed because "that's the way it's always been." Racism in America. Arabs and Jews. Yes...there is much to learn from this example of what comes of meaningless hatred.
Meet the cast who will bringing these famous characters to life on stage at The Macungie Institute. Elliot Hoke, a graduate of Moravian Academy, will be playing the title role of Romeo joined by Charter Arts High School student Jillian Petrie in the title role of Juliet. The show will also feature Mickey Brown as Montague, Benjamin Ruth as Capulet, Kyleigh Vicoso as Benvolio, Kirsten Almeida as the Nurse, and Cynthia Surovi as the Friar. Rounding out the cast playing multiple roles each: Julisa Trinidad, Gabrielle McCabe, Jack Warnke, Florence Taylor, Chelsi Fread, and Leah Hawk. The show will also feature a live band.
Olivia King directs. Performances will be held at The Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street in Macungie, PA 18062. All tickets are $20. Seating is general admission. (Priority seating will be given to anyone who purchases tickets in advance online. Tickets will also be available at the door.) Online tickets can be purchased by visiting www.StaroftheDay.org.