Paul Gordon

Building Musicals For a Better World

ANALOG AND VINYL

BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY PAUL GORDON

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BERRESSE

PRODUCER:  GREG SCHAFFERT

 

THE STORY

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.

READINGS AND PRODUCTIONS

Analog and Vinyl had its World Premier Production at the Weston Theatre in Vermont in the summer of 2014. The show was part of the Ken Davenport Reading Series in 2011 and The York Theatre Development reading series in 2013 with Anthony Rapp, Sarah Stiles, David Turner, Jessy Knudson and Christina Sajous, directed by Adrienne Campbell Holt.  Analog and Vinyl was part of the 2013 NAMT Festival with Harriet Harris as the Stranger.

THE MUSIC

REVIEWS

“The world premiere production of “Analog & Vinyl,” Paul Gordon’s rock musical, opened Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s 78th season and revealed a charming little love story with infectious original music — all devilishly spiced”. -- Vermont Today

 

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”.  -- Bershire 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

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