Yes, its “ATOMIC”, world premiere of newly written musical, and I am hereby declare that I’m in band!.. I cant believe it, cant wait till the first reading rehearsal (which is November 11th).
ATOMIC is a contemporary high energy musical that throws the doors open on a pivotal moment in history. It is a thriller that is equal parts Brecht and Strindberg in its style and execution. It takes us inside the brilliant minds that conspired to harness the power of nature while turning their back on the price to be paid by humanity. The story examines how a passionate drive to succeed in a grand vision can eclipse the harsh and tragic consequences that such vision can wreak.
The central figure in the story is scientist Leo Szilard, the forgotten man that dreamed the bomb into existence. The story is set amidst the fever of the tense race between the United States and Germany in the building of a weapon of mass destruction. While the threat of a Nazi bomb disappears with Germany’s defeat, America’s bomb building enterprise thunders onward. Having experienced personal monumental loss in the cruelties of Nazi Germany, he knows where the path of necessary evil leads. As the man who started the process, he feels it his duty to stop the bomb being dropped on Japan, whatever the personal cost.
Thats all I have at the moment, fingers crossed for this production!..