September 20th – October 1st
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami
(formerly the Carnival Center)
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami FL 33132
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ROCK ODYSSEY is a new theatrical spectacle combining the drama of ancient Greece with the flair of Broadway to create a rip-roaring adventure.
It’s the classic tale by Homer that we all read in school about, but this version of Odysseus’ epic journey comes with a modern, funny, rock ‘n roll twist!
In addition to direction/choreography by Douglas Love, ROCK ODYSSEY also features an original rock-inspired score created by Emmy Award-winning musician Billy Straus; book by Kleban Award winner Stephen Cole; puppet design by Heather Asch; and set by Emmy Award-winning set designer Laura Brock.
ROCK ODYSSEY marks the launch of a groundbreaking collaboration between the Arsht Center, the Miami-Dade Public School System, World Book, and Emmy- and Parent’s Choice Award-winning entertainment pioneer Douglas Love, the show’s director and choreographer.
More than two thousand Miami-Dade County public schoolchildren will attend each show, experiencing live theater in Miami’s premier performing arts center at no cost to them or their schools. This is the first partnership of its kind between a performing arts center and a school system to provide live theater + an accompanying curriculum.
For most of the children in the audience, this special “field trip” will be the first time they’ve ever experienced live theatre!
And with amazing lights, a huge set, puppet monsters, rock music and a snowstorm, it will be unforgettable!
The Arsht plans to expand the program to reach 75,000 youngsters each year, cultivating their creativity.
It’s work any rock goddess would approve.
In this new musical, Eileen plays the mischievous, magical, oh-so-flirtatiousGreek Goddess Circe who turns men into pigs, which is a pretty nifty little trick to have at your disposal under the right circumstances…