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Analog and Vinyl
Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by Paul Gordon and Michael Berresse
Type of Show
Performance Type
Acts
Duration
Performing Groups
Dance Requirements
Minimal
Tech Requirements
Minimal
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Overview
Faust, but make it indie rock.  Analog and Vinyl  tackles one of the most timeless legends in literature by swapping out the German necromancers and tagging in the hipsters.
 
With its refreshing and funny take on the brokenhearted and wandering, this eccentric romantic comedy sneaks in some serious metaphysical and philosophical quandaries amongst its toe-tapping tunes: the eclectic and modern score has been infused with the influences of Elvis Costello, Ben Folds, Stephen Sondheim, The Beatles and Brian Wilson. 

Three actors.  A four-piece band.  One soul for sale.  And a devil who's looking to buy.  

The world premiere of Analog & Vinyl, now running at the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont, is exactly what theater should be—a living example of entertainment, storytelling, and commentary all rolled into one engaging evening. ...the audience was clearly delighted by its youthful energy, memorable tunes, and modern perspective”.  -- Berkshire Fine Arts

”This charming tale, that mixes Nora Ephron film-like romance with the Faust legend, is set to a most attractive score. What separates the songs from the usual derivative fare of rock musicals are unusually poignant lyrics and spicy harmonic language. The result is an unexpected freshness.” -- Vermont Today

"We hope to offend EVERYONE with our irreverent take on spiritual themes often unexplored in rock musicals." - Paul Gordon, creator.
Plot
Harrison is obsessed with LPs from the sixties, the superior quality of analog, and trying to keep his vintage record store from going under. Rodeo Girl, a quirky Silverlake hipster, is obsessed with Harrison but he barely notices. That is, until a mysterious stranger makes them a devilish offer they can’t refuse.
Casting
2f, 1m
Male Principals
1
Female Principals
2
HARRISON
Principal
The owner of a vinyl record store.
RODEO GIRL
Principal
A Silverlake hipster.
THE STRANGER
Principal
A mysterious stranger.
Instrumentation
Orchestra Size:
Small
Orchestration for Instruments: