The Rock ‘n Roll Cafe

This show is a distillation of the rock ‘n roll experience of young people in the late 50s, 60s and 70s – the heyday of rock ‘n roll –¬† with music reminiscent of that era and references to veteran rockers like Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Journey and others.

It is set in a mid-size town of the period andlooks at the lives of several young people from the perspective of an older man (the “Narrator”) who lived through it all.

As with all shows, backing  tracks can be provided for productions that do not have easy access to skilled musicians, but the basic instrumental line-up consists of a rock group supplemented by keyboard and saxophone/clarinet.

CAST

Narrator
in his 50s or 60s

Gloria Rankin
rich and beautiful, late teens/early twenties

Mario Ferreira
cool, quietly assured, late teens/early twenties, son of an Italian mother and a Spanish father, late teens/early twenties

Jeanette Green
attractive, but not as stunning as Gloria Rankin, late teens/early twenties

Chris Willis
a troubled young soul, late teens/early twenties

Jerry
an easygoing young man, late teens/early twenties

Johnny Ferreira
handsome, muscular, the town’s young heartthrob, late teens/early twenties

Chorus
any number between 6 and 20

Settings:
A cafe, a street and a town hall in a mid-size town