Fast Tracking to Fastlane: New Rock Musical debuts Halloween night at the Capitol Theatre
Nelson B.C. – Fastlane to Paradise, the new rock musical is FAST approaching its debut on the Capitol Theatre stage. Opening night happens to fall auspiciously on Halloween night, October 31st. And audiences can expect this ambitious musical to be costume-laden with angels, demonized lost souls and the devil himself.
The Faustian tale is set in a distorted contemporary society where lead protagonist Edward, a street musician, sells his soul to the Devil in return for instant fame and the chance at love with music journalist Gretchen.
The making of this musical has extended deeply into the community to genuinely reflect a homegrown production. Everything from prop and costume donations to local businesses lending their support through endless means, the true meaning of community has embodied every aspect of bringing this show to life.
The set design in particular has been an impressive undertaking. Governor General Award-winning artist Murray Kimber is contributing his artistic interpretations of the show’s menacing nightclub and an 18 foot high clock tower. Kimber is a professional artist, having created illustrations for nearly every kind of print media – from children’s books to postage stamps to city buses. As owner and creative director of SpeedPro Signs in town, Kimber also has the expertise and skillset to fabricate the large-scale set pieces for Fastlane to Paradise. Together with set builder Tim Clinton’s carpentry prowess, they will deliver multiple impressive movable sets that will both captivate and mesmerize audiences.
Support for Fastlane to Paradise has come in many forms, including lending space for rehearsals and staging and housing set pieces, prop builds that have called for unique expertise, financial and promotional support from local business and individual contributors, even in the form of massage treatments for the occasional actor in need of a shoulder squeeze.
Principal cast and chorus members have been hard at it, working lines and perfecting musical selections that encompass a variety of styles ranging from hip hop to contemporary choral, opera to rock! Audiences can expect to hear all original music in this show, composed and conducted by musical director and author Doug Jamieson, and performed by some of Nelson’s most remarkable musicians.
The cast and crew are grateful to everyone who has pledged their support in whatever way they were able. Now they can’t wait to share their efforts with you! Only four performances: October 31st – November 2nd. Tickets are available online at capitoltheatre.ca
Brought to the Capitol Theatre stage by Kootenay Musical Theatre Society. Follow the making of this musical http://kootenaymusicaltheatre.com , on Facebook @Kootenaymusicaltheatre and Instagram: @kootenaymusicaltheatre #fastlane2p