ROOMS: a rock romance
Book by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon. Music & Lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman.
Directed by Benjamin Brownson, with Music Director by Austin Cook.
July - August 2013 at The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee.
The year is 1977, and the New Wave is sweeping the UK and America. Monica, an ambitious singer in search of fame at any cost, meets Ian, a reclusive rocker who prefers to be left alone with his guitar. Sensing a spark that may go beyond the music, these wailing wunderkinds team up, rock out, and travel from Glasgow to London to New York in their rise to stardom, only to be confronted with the hard choices that come with trying to have it all. BNT presented this electrifying musical following its successful runs in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
“The Surprise Hit of the Summer!”
- Chicago Sun-Times
Press for ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE…
BENJAMIN BROWNSON* | Director
PAUL SCOTT GOODMAN | Book/Music/Lyrics
MIRIAM GORDON | Book
AUSTIN COOK | Music Director
ELLEN WILLETT | Production Manager
KRISTINE LARIMORE | Stage Manager
JOHN WILSON | Scenic Designer
MAC VAUGHEY | Lighting Designer
RUSSELL GODDARD | Sound Designer
RACHEL S. PARENT | Costume Designer
ARIANNA SOLOWAY | Props Designer
TIM McCALISTER | Technical Director
JOHN KELLY | Master Electrician
KENDRA KARGENIAN | Dialect Coach
SAM BROWNSON | Guitarist
CHUCK ZAYAS | Bass Player
MATTHEW SITZ | Percussionist
WILLIAM MARQUEZ | Follow Spot Operator
RIKKA LEIGH | Follow Spot Operator
Producers were SPENSER DAVIS* & CODY BAUER
* indicates BNT company members
HILLARY MARREN | Monica
MATTHEW DEITCHMAN | Ian
SCOTT JOHNSTON* | Ian U/S
RACHEL MORGAN | Monica U/S