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Community Day Event: Golden Motors

Saturday, September 21, performances at 2 p.m. and 7 pm.
Diver Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Building
This event is open to the public.

Golden Motors is a collaboration in music theatre that takes place during the early 1980s in the shadow of a fictional Detroit auto plant. The work is in the form of a book musical with a wide range of interstitial, instrumental music crossing among distinct genres including jazz, classical, and rhythm and blues. The score evokes the sounds of the city during the ’80s, and the lyrics capture the struggles of a working class family pinioned by the declining auto industry. Music for Golden Motors is composed by Derek Bermel, artistic director of the American Composers' Orchestra; lyrics are by Detroit poet Wendy Walters. A cast including Broadway actors is under the direction of Reed alumna Johanna McKeon ’92.

Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Sep 12, 2013

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