…there’s a Route 66 musical! It’s playing at the Depot Theatre in Westport, New York (last night was opening night):
ROUTE 66 is a new romantic musical comedy about a charmingly neurotic big-city journalist and the cowboy photographer with whom she teams up to tell the captivating and quirky stories of the historic old highway. In the process of discovering the beauty of the small towns of America that follow ROUTE 66, the two of them fall in love – not only with one another, but with the good ol’ U.S.A. In the Depot’s tradition of bringing new musicals that feel as comfortable as your favorite sweater, ROUTE 66 features catchy story-songs and clever down-home lyrics that move to the rhythm of America.
If you’re in the area and able to see the show, I’d love your opinion of it! Written by Jerold Goldstein & William Squier with music by Fred Stark and lyrics by William Squier, ROUTE 66 runs at the Depot through July 14, taking Independence Day off.
You may listen to a few songs from the show here.
(This is actually far from the only musical about the Mother Road—there are plenty, and rightfully so! If you can’t tell from my passion for photographing it, Route 66 is an inspiring ribbon running across the States!)