WAKING BEAUTY

    an Alternative Rock Opera Dance Musical

    BOOK BY EMMY NOMINATED DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER GORDON PEIRCE SCHMIDT

     

    MUSIC AND LYRICS BY MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST BRIAN VANDER ARK

            A street artist (TAGGER) creates his most stunning work. The subject (BEAUTY) is too much for the painting to bear, and she comes alive, leaves the artwork (and the artist) to explore the real world. Along the way, she’s ‘discovered’ by a sleazy, opportunist talent manager (BRYAN) who exploits her beauty by creating a fashion line inspired by her unique form. She is soon weighed down by his costume-like creations, so much so, that she can barely move on the runway. Once again, BEAUTY has become inanimate, lifeless. TAGGER, grieving for the art that he created, needs to save her.  BEAUTY, however, has gone through a metamorphosis, (empowered by a nightmare of fantastical proportions), and saves herself.
    In a moment of dual enlightenment, both TAGGER and BEAUTY return to the subway. Together, hand in hand, the couple step into and become the most crucial subjects of TAGGER’s newest painting.

    Someone Like You
    00:00 / 04:19
    When Beauty Wakes
    00:00 / 04:57
    Written and Erased
    00:00 / 04:29
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    For more information on this unique piece of musical theatre please contact gordon@rpm-productions.org

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