‘Revolution’ opens Friday at Nevada Theatre
LeGacy Presents opens “Revolution” at the Nevada Theatre opening 8 p.m. Friday.
“Revolution” is a celebration of the musical revolution that swept across America in the 1960s,
“Revolution” loosely tells the story of a group of musicians who met while their parents were attending the Woodstock Festival at Max Yasgur’s farm in August of 1969.
A throng of over 400,000 concert goers showed up, twice as many as any promoter expected, and nothing like it has been seen since.
Woodstock headliners included a non-scheduled John Sebastian, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Melanie, Joan Baez and Jimi Hendrix.
As the group travels with their parents to settle in Bolinas, California, they encompass and learn the music of California groups like L.A.’s Mamas and Papas, San Francisco’s We Five, and other diverse transplants into the American music scene like the Young Rascals, Van Morrison, Donovan, and of course, the lads from Liverpool, the Beatles.
Sue LeGate Halford and Jonathan Lyerly play Connie and Donny, who have inherited their parents ramshackle barn/bar/music club and bring the group together every year to “put on a show” to raise money for repairs to the “dump” and pay the property taxes.
Donny brings along his much younger girlfriend Angel (alternately played by Karel Hendee and Susan Perko), to Connie’s chagrin, and the other band member’s delight. Despite jealousy and differences, the show “must go on” and of course, in the magic world of theatre and music, it certainly does.
Other band members include LeGacy Producer Dave Halford on rhythm guitar and vocals, John Basa on drums, Larry Casserly on bass and vocals, and Lyerly heads things up on lead guitar and vocals.
“Revolution” plays every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. from Friday through Oct. 8 at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City.
Tickets for “Revolution” are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, available at the BookSeller, Harmony Books, online at legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268 5419.
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