BWW Feature: New Rock Musical ATOMIC Launches Closing Weekend with Industry Night

BWW Feature: New Rock Musical ATOMIC Launches Closing Weekend with Industry NightA new rock musical about the creation of the atom bomb is making its regional premiere in Denver, and it has just a few performances left this weekend.ng

Equinox Theatre Company presents ATOMIC: The New Rock musical at The Bug Theatre through this Saturday. An Industry night, which features a pay-what-you-can rate (suggested $10) is happening tonight, Thursday, November 29th. All remaining performances are at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm.

"From the moment I heard the first bars of the opening song of Atomic I knew it was going to be a project I wanted to direct," said Director Patrick Brownson. "The music is so passionate and powerful, not to mention the fact that it just plain rocks."

BWW Feature: New Rock Musical ATOMIC Launches Closing Weekend with Industry NightThe atom bomb's creation during WWII was an unprecedented collaboration of minds. America's brightest academics. Brilliant refugee scientists fleeing the terrors of Europe. Government and military leaders. An army of construction and factory workers with no idea what they were working on. A tossed salad of humanity, united and driven by urgent necessity.

Battling the clock, bureaucracy and each other to beat Hitler to the weapon that would decide the war. Only once Germany had surrendered did focus shift to Japanese cities. By then the project had grown too big to stop. But one man did try to stop it. A man since buried by history, but without whose intellect and determination the weapon that could end us might never have had its start. His name is Leo Szilard. His is the story of the bomb we only thought we knew.

BWW Feature: New Rock Musical ATOMIC Launches Closing Weekend with Industry Night"The story also is extremely timely," Brownson adds. "The little guy trying to fight back against destructive people in high levels of government wielding destructive power they shouldn't? Totally timely."

ATOMIC has previous been performed in Michigan, New York City and Sydney, Australia. Denver is one of the few cities to showcase this new work.

The musical's creative team, Danny Ginges (book & lyrics) and Philip Foxman (music & lyrics) who hail from Austrialia, were in town opening weekend to attend the show and offer a talk back.

For tickets and more info, visit EquinoxTheatreDenver.org. Industry night admission is first-come, first-served.

BWW Feature: New Rock Musical ATOMIC Launches Closing Weekend with Industry Night
Brad Wagner, Philip Foxman, Danny Ginges and director Patrick Brownson during a Q&A talkback following opening night

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