GO-GO BEACH is a hot pop-musical treasure trove of great original 60′s styled rock grooves set to an irresistible summer love story.
The show takes place at…GO-GO BEACH! Duh! It’s the biggest weekend of the summer for the gang at the beach, with plans for a surfing race and the annual luau. Surfer Woody’s carefree and innocent California life is everything a boy could want: his future is set with the cutest girl on the beach, he’s got a great bunch of friends, and he has never wiped out. But when his old surfing pal Bulldog comes back from the emerging flower power scene in San Francisco, Woody’s eyes are opened to a new perspective and he begins to question his seemingly perfect world. Things get really complicated when he falls for a runaway teen pop star… and Woody is forced to face his truth and discover the real meaning of life.
The show was a runaway hit at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and it is easy to see why. GGB has all the brilliantly over-the-top cult movie nods, but there’s more to this hip little show than that. After the NYMF production, authors John Wimbs, Michael Shaieb, Brent Lord wrote, “GO-GO BEACH is a sexy ‘60’s pop fantasy with killer songs and great dance numbers that is a thrilling showcase for amazing young talent. But at its core, it’s a story about empowerment and love, and the value of true friendship. It carries a gentle message of peace, and has a heart big enough to transform audiences… leaving them with a deeper emotional experience than they might expect.”
Let’s look at some upcoming GO-GOs around the globe:
Produced in partnership with the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, as part of the Festival of New American Musicals, GO-GO BEACH is set to play a four performance stint at the PAC’s Black Box Theatre on the College of the Canyons campus in Santa Clarita, CA. Their production describes the story as a, “new pop musical fable inspired by the wildly popular beach party movies of the 1960s. It’s a coming-of-age story about a surfer who gets into trouble with his girlfriend when he falls for a runaway teen pop star… and the flower child who helps him get back in touch with the waves.” The show runs July 26-29.
The Play Conservatory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is dedicated to providing Theatre Arts education for kids. Their production of GO-GO BEACH goes up in just four weeks of rehearsal, modeling a professional summer stock company! Rehearsals happen at New Mexico Youth Symphony space and they have awesome workshops for kids that include classes in yoga and nutrition. The PLAY Conservatory production of GGB has performances on Aug 3-12 at South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque. Click here for tickets and information.
August 4-5 the amazing French Woods Festival in Hancock, NY will present GO-GO BEACH as a part of their legendary summer performing arts camp. French Woods is known for their incredibly talented kids, as well as a top-notch professional theatre staff. Their production is sure to be a knock-out. Click here for more information on the French Woods Festival.
And, we look forward to updates from our friends in Australia, on the upcoming Mitchell Shire Council show in Broadford, Victoria, September 7-16, 2012. A show set on the beach?? What would they know about that in Australia?! Should be a killer production!