New Line Theatre's 17th season closes June 12-July 5, 2008, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with the regional premiere of the new rock musical HIGH FIDELITY, based on the famous novel by Nick Hornby and the film starring John Cusack and Jack Black. Fresh from its Broadway run, New Line is the first company in the region to produce this smart, funny story about slackers and the music they live their lives to. With music by up-and-coming songwriter Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green, this is a genuine rock and roll score, peppered with musical references to Nirvana, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, U2, The Talking Heads, Guns N' Roses, The Beastie Boys, and other rock and pop icons. This is a story not just told with music but about music, written by people who genuinely love rock and roll, and based on the novel that defined once and for all the relationship between rock and the lives of its fans. Variety said of the show, "High Fidelity is a musical that celebrates the power of pop culture with wit, verve and a killer beat. . . It's really about growing up while still honoring one's self-defining music."
Official Website: http://www.newlinetheatre.com/hifipage.html
Added by newchaz64 on July 20, 2007