“Folk Rock Road Trip,” by the Spotlight Repertory Theatre, is a Staten Island based revue of classic songs and stories from the halcyon days of the 1970s coming to Amendment 18 on June 28th, 29th, and 30th.
Broadway veteran Phil Hall is the musical director on the project and promises that the revue will showcase fresh and unique versions of ’70s Folk, Pop and Rock classics. The show will celebrate such iconic artists as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King, Simon and Garfunkel, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, and others.
Cast members include Staten Islander Mary Lee Marson Aloia, a professional actor and singer, and co-founder of Spotlight Repertory Theatre; the revue’s director and designer John (Jacques) Stewart, a professional performer and co-founder of Spotlight Productions; Broadway veteran Jennifer Neuland Gerlach; professional actor and singer Mark Bradley Miller; professional performer and Staten Islander Nicole Williams; rising musical theater personality and Staten Islander Kaelan O’Donnell; stage veteran Max Joseph, and professional stage actor Robert Koutras.
Spotlight Repertory Theatre is a Staten Island-based professional Actors’ Equity Association theater company offering high quality stage productions that feature a mix of seasoned professionals as well as top and up-and-coming local performers. The Spotlight Repertory Theatre is a branch of Spotlight Productions, which also operates the Spotlight Children’s Theatre Company and Spotlight Studios, a rehearsal studio and performing-arts learning venue in West Brighton.
Opening night “Folk Rock Road Trip” audience members are encouraged to assist Project Hospitality by contributing toward the purchase of gas cards to fuel vehicles used by the organization in its mission of helping Staten Islanders who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need.
General admission is $25 (ticket price only); no cover charge; table seating; first come, first served and can be bought by going to Brown Paper Tickets. Amendment 18 Bar & Grill is located at 691 Bay St., Staten Island, NY
Check out a few clips from performers Mark Bradley Miller and Kaelan O’Donnell, respectively: