Capital Sound Announces 2008 Production

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The sounds of a different type of Broadway musical will take drum corps audiences by storm this season as Capital Sound brings, “The Neverland” to the field for the 2008 season.

Epic in nature and grand in scope, overwrought and unapologetically bombastic, Jim Steinman’s rock opera based on “Peter Pan” has been called a “song cycle based on Wagnerian power chords and Townshendian teenage angst.” Originally performed in 1977 for the Theater Lab in Washington’s Kennedy Center, the concept serves as the genesis for most of Steinman’s art and also remains a continual work in progress.

“This show is the perfect next step in our corps’ development,” said Executive Director, Marc Gofstein. “It’s different take on the Peter Pan theme has an entertaining groove along with a musical complexity that I know our kids will love. And, it has everything I look for in a show; memorable themes, lots of emotional variations, and the ability to communicate a story musically and naturally to the audience.”

Often called a musical genius, few people have heard of Jim Steinman himself, but most people know his work. Though Jim began in theatre, he is best known as a songwriter/producer whose records have sold more than 100 million copies. He was described by the L.A. Times as "the Richard Wagner of rock." Recently, he co-wrote “Whistle Down the Wind” with Andrew Lloyd Weber and wrote the number one musical currently in Europe, “Tanz de Vampire.”

Founded in 1995, Capital Sound is a non-profit youth organization dedicate to the betterment and enrichment of the youth of Madison and the State of Wisconsin through life-skill training, music education and performance.

Posted by on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007. Filed under DCI Open.