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Rock Apocalypse

by Simon Haynes & Adrian Cross


     

"... absolutely brilliant!"
Steve Diamond , Producer of 'The Rocky Horror Show'
"... by far the best rock 'n roll musical I have ever read.
The music is brilliant ... stonking!"
Robert Murray , Director

Please Note : This musical is only available from us to customers in UK and Europe.
If you are outside this area, please go to David Spicer Productions

     

Synopsis

Rock Apocalypse is rock 'n roll party show which is a parody and tongue-in-cheek tribute to horror and sci-fi B-movies from the 1950’s to the present day. The music is rock 'n roll, blues, gospel, rock and anthem-based. And it is very funny. Though Rock Apocalyse is intended to be strictly for pleasure, it is also a sharp satire of our mass-media driven culture where our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions are constantly altered by the barrage of ‘advice’ from advertising, film and TV.

During a prologue, we hear of the death of 1950’s rock 'n roll icon Ricky Valiant. But we soon learn that Ricky has not died instead he has set up an evil laboratory called the Somafree Institute where he is plotting to take over the world. He lures unsuspecting victims into the laboratory, where they undergo an operation called the Brain Drain that turns them into zombie like creatures - the Deadheads.

We meet Dawn and Ash, who are having marital problems. They are referred to the Institute by their therapist, Dr Cronenburg. Inside the clinic there are some really weird staff. They include Dr Enema, and Tiffany (a sexy nurse). The couple are separated and Tiffany immediately tries to seduce Ash, without success. Dawn is brain-drained and immediately becomes obsessed with Ricky Valiant. Ash is taken to meet Ricky. In a blaze of OTT rock 'n roll he reveals his evil plan. In a few days an orbiting group of satellites will broadcast his comeback concert all over the world, interrupting all TV programming. He has inserted a mind control signal into the programme so anyone watching will become obsessed with him and will be turned into Deadheads - allowing him to rule the world. Ash fights but is restrained and is made into a Deadhead.

The FBI infiltrates the Institute in a bid to save the planet. Tiffany sings of her love for Ash and manages to reverse his brain drain process after seducing Dr Enema. Valient’s broadcast supported by his new ‘bride’ Dawn begins. All hell breaks loose in the fight that follows involving Deadheads, Ash and FBI agents - all filled with OTT sight gags, comic book violence and rock 'n roll. Ash interrupts Valient’s concert but is overpowered and the countdown to armaggeddon begins. Will the planet be saved? Is there any hope for Ash and Dawn’s marriage?

With 14 original songs fully scored for a 12 piece band, a vocal and piano score with ballads and huge rock 'n roll and dance numbers, Rock Apocalypse is a show that appeals will blow your mind away - if the Institute staff don't brain-drain you first!


Characters

Principals (6m, 3f, 1m/f) * denotes a singing role
  Ricky Valiant * – a megalomaniac ex-rock 'n roll superstar
  Ash Raimi * – a hero
  Dawn Raimi * – a heroine
  Dr Barium Enema * – a deranged neurosurgeon (male)
  Dr Barada * – a sadistic neurosurgeon (female)
  Tiffany * – a nurse with a problem (female)
  Klaatu * – a systems design analyst (male)
  Criswell – a narrator (male)
  Secretary – a secretary with a mission (male)
  Dr Cronenberg – a therapist (either sex)
 
Support (1m, 4m/f)
  Bub – a friendly male Deadhead, age 50-60
  Nikto – an unfriendly Deadhead (either sex)
  Agents 1, 2 & 3 (either sex)
  Voice of Computer (recorded)
  Chorus :
    Deadheads (rock ‘n roll dependent morons)
    Gospel Singers
    Agents (FBI Agents)

Songs

  1) Overture The Band
  2) Rock ‘N Rolled Apart Ash, Dawn & Deadheads
  3) Nightmare Ash, Dawn & Gospel Singers (with Cronenberg)
  4) Welcome To The Clinic Enema, Tiffany, Barada & Klaatu
  5) Psychiatry Ash, Dawn, Enema & Barada
  6) I Miss You Dawn & Ash
  7) I Got The Hots Tiffany & Deadheads
  8) Brain Drain Enema (with Dawn, Barada, Klaatu & Deadheads)
  9) Ruler Of The World Ricky (with Ash, Dawn, Barada, Enema, Klaatu & Deadheads)
10) The Good Times Rolled Away Ricky
11) Dynamite Ricky (with Ash, Barada, Enema, Klaatu & Deadheads)
~~ Interval ~~  
12) Entr’acte The Band
13) Bad Girl Tiffany
14) Freak Out Guitar Instrumental (played by Ricky)
15) Bad Girl (Reprise) Tiffany
16) Broadcastin’ Live Ricky (with Barada & Deadheads)
17) Megalomaniac Ricky
18) Brain Drain (Reprise) Ricky (with Dawn, Enema & some Deadheads)
19) New American Heroes Ash, Dawn & Tiffany
20) I Miss You (Reprise) Tiffany
21) Curtain Calls / Playout The Band

Information for Production Administrators

Here's a list of all the supporting material available and some other information you might need. Pricing for the production materials is supplied automatically with a Perusal Set. Royalty pricing can only be provided as a formal quotation.

Available now (see below) ...
 
Preview Script/Libretto
Not available.
Perusal Set
These are available for customers in European Union countries only to borrow free of charge (but you have to pay the postage to return the set to us). The set contains ...
 
  • Printed Libretto
  • Printed Piano/Vocal Score
  • Cast Recording Audio CD (combination of studio and cast recordings)
Available after Perusal ...
 
Libretti/Vocal Scores

Available to purchase in this form ...

  • Rehearsal Master Set on a Data CD (Cast). This contains the script and piano vocal score for your cast and crew provided as A4 pdf files. No problem about possible loss of deposit, as they are yours to print out and mark up as required. The price includes a multiple copying licence allowing you to copy the Data CD itself (enabling you to give or sell copies to your cast for them to make up their own rehearsal books) or to make multiple prints of the pdf's on the Data CD for your production company to organise and provide to your cast or crew.

To order this, create account with us, then go to the 'Ordering for Musicals' page

Please note that we do not sell individual printed copies of libretti, nor do we hire sets of printed rehearsal libretti or scores.

Available after Rights Obtained ...
 
Backing Tracks
Not available.
Orchestrations
These are available for a 12 piece band as below, for hire to production companies only, who hold a valid, unexpired, licence to perform.
 
  • Alto Sax
  • Tenor Sax
  • Drum Kit
  • Bass Guitar
  • Guitar 1
  • Guitar 2
  • Keyboard 1 / MD
  • Keyboard 2
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
Royalty Type
Royalties for this title are 'variable fee, post paid', and will be calculated on a percentage of your box office income once your production has finished. See our pricing policy for details. We work on a quotation system for royalties, based on information you supply to us. Complete a printed application form or create account with us, and use the online version.
Video Licence
We have secured the rights to video productions of this title from the Authors, and we manage them on their behalf. Once a 'Licence To Perform' has been granted, and then on payment of a fee, we will be able to issue a 'Licence To Record'. There are some strings attached to this, but these are far outweighed by the benefits.
 
  • Record one or more live performances and mix down to a single video
  • Give or sell copies to your cast and crew
  • Sell copies to your audiences (take advance bookings on the night)

     

Please Note : This musical is only available from us to customers in UK and Europe.
If you are outside this area, please go to David Spicer Productions

Order your free perusal material now ...
  • Perusal Set
    £0.00 Perusal Set
    PLEASE NOTE : We operate a FREE Perusal Service, but due to the cost of postage/shipping, we regret that Perusal Sets are ONLY available to customers who reside in the United Kingdom (inc Channel Islands and Isle Of Man)...
  • Rehearsal Master Set
    £0.00 Rehearsal Master Set
    Rehearsal Master Sets (RMS) are available to purchase, once your production has been licensed. You will need the 5 digit licence reference number (see above). An RMS contains (with exceptions, see below) the script and...
  • Royalty Quotation Form
    £0.00 Royalty Quotation Form
    The rights to perform and record for all the titles in our catalogue (with exceptions) are managed by Stagescripts Ltd. A royalty fee must be paid: whether the play is presented for charity or for...

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